#ILCA16 Sessions




NEW in 2016! GREATER FLEXIBILITY with no need to preregister for specific concurrent sessions. Choose the sessions you like on-site.

CERPs are L category unless stated otherwise. Learning Levels are indicated to assist with the selection of workshops and concurrent sessions (I = Beginner, II = Intermediate, III = Advanced). 


Wednesday, 20 July 

Clinical Skills Rotation (Rotate through four 25-minute sessions)

*Pre-Registration Required. You may only register for one Clinical Skill block to allow sufficient room for others to participate.


Primary Clinical Skills I-II (1:00 pm – 3:00pm & 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)


Management of Peripartum Engorgement: The Use of Reverse Pressure Softening and Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC; Ann Witt, MD, FABM, IBCLC)

Supporting Breastfeeding Families at Hospital Discharge: Case Studies and Role Plays (Tijen Eren, MD, IBCLC, PhD)

The Counseling Component in Clinical Work: An Interactive Exploration (Millie Goins, BS, MPH-c, IBCLC)

Slow Down the Flow: Helping Infants Overwhelmed by Milk Ejection (Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC)

Advanced Clinical Skills II-III (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)

Management of Mastitis: Effective Interventions and Counseling Skills (Carmela Baeza, MD, IBCLC, RLC)

How Do I Hold My Baby? Positioning the Medically Complex Infant (Kimberly Barbas, BSN, RN, IBCLC)

Poor Weight Gain: Assessment and the Use of at-Breast Supplementation (Mariana Colmenares, MD, IBCLC; Katia Contreras, MD, IBCLC)

Assessment and Management of a Painful Latch: Hands-on Skills for Lactation Specialists (Ann Kellams, MD, IBCLC)


Thursday, 21 July

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Art of Using Therapeutic Breast Massage to Support Breastfeeding (Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC; Ann Witt, MD, FABM, IBCLC) II-III


Powerful Visuals for Powerful Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Lactation Photography (Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA; Regina Roig-Romero, MPH, MCHES, IBCLC; Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC) I-II

Lactation Professionals' Perceptions of Lactation Assessment Tools: Purpose, Thought Process, Limitations, and Suggestions (Donna Chapman, PhD, RD; Joan Kuhnly, DNP, APRN, IBCLC) II-III

Expanded BFHI: Implementation beyond the Clinical Setting (Kathleen Anderson, MEd, CLC; Kathy Parry, MPH, IBCLC, LMBT) II

Safe Infant Sleep: What Health Professionals Need to Know to Promote Safe Sleep Environments (Dia Michels, BA) I-II R-CERP

Hold Me Tender: Enhancing Kangaroo Care in the NICU (Luisa King, RN, IBCLC; Beth Nolson, RN, IBCLC) II-III

The Theory and Practice of Uninterrupted Skin-to-Skin Contact Immediately after Birth (Raylene Phillips, MD, IBCLC, FABM) I-II

Why the International Code of Marketing Still Mattersa LOT! (Linda Smith, MPH, IBCLC; Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC) I-II E-CERP

The Global Breastfeeding Agenda: Implementation at the National and Community Level (Laurence Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD) I-II


Oral Research Session (to be determined)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Of Races and Places: What You Need to Know about Latin American Breastfeeding Families in the United States (Regina Roig-Romero, MPH, MCHES, IBCLC) I-II

Preparing Families for Baby-Friendly Practices: Barriers and Counseling Strategies (Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA) I

Incarcerated Breastfeeding Mothers: Challenges, Needs, and Rights (Krista Olson, IBCLC, CH, MC-MCH) II-III E-CERP

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education: Application and Results of the "Ready, Set, BABY" Program (Kathy Parry, MPH, IBCLC, LMBT; Kristin Tully, PhD) I-II

Factors for Early Termination of Exclusive Breastfeeding in the United Arab Emirates (Shehnaz Rashid, MPH, BScN, IBCLC) I-II

The Mother Nurture Lactation College: Increasing Diversity in the IBCLC Work Force (Paula Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM) II-III

Modern-Day Breastfeeding: Learning through Cell Phones, Texting, and YouTube (Meg Beard, MPH, RDN, IBCLC) I-II

Research in Breastfeeding: Accessible, Appealing, and Applicable (Ginna Wall, RN, MN, IBCLC) II-III

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Social Networking: Experiences of Families Seeking Breastfeeding Support Online (Nicole Bridges, PhD student) I

Privacy and the Law: Ethics of Texting and Cloud-Based Sharing (Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA) II E-CERP

Breastfeeding Infants with Congenital Torticollis: Positioning and Feeding Modifications (Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC) II-III

Developing a Clinical Lactation Training Program: A Model for Academic Medical Centers (Ingrid Dixon, RN, BSN, IBCLC; Rebecca Mannel, BS, IBCLC, FILCA) II-III

Lactation Consultant Mentorship Program: A Model for Decreasing Inequity in Access to the IBCLC Credential (Sherry Payne, MSN, RN, IBCLC) II-III

BFHI Community Re-Accreditation: Nurses, Community, and Collaboration (Mary Schneider, RN, IBCLC) II

Breastfeeding Public Health Partners: Collaboration from the Local to the National Level (Nikia Fuller-Sankofa, MPH; Megan Renner) I-II

Up In Smoke: Understanding the Potential Impact of Marijuana on Breastfeeding (Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, BSc) II-III

Friday, 22 July

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Reduced Breastfeeding Rates among Obese Mothers: Contributing Factors, Clinical Considerations, and Future Directions (Jennie Bever Babendure, PhD, IBCLC) I-III

Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation for Obstetric and Pediatric Practices (Maureen Dann, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC; Suzanne Aquilina, DNP, PNP-BC, IBCLC) II

Ethical Conflicts and Strategies: Case Studies Involving Professional Conduct (Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA) I-III E-CERP

Journey of the First Baby-Friendly Hospital in Singapore: Challenges and Success in Improving Practices (Doris Fok, BA, IBCLC, FILCA; Yvonne Peng Mei Ng, MBBS, MRCP, IBCLC) II

Lactation Education for Healthcare Providers: Evolving Curriculum to Improve Breastfeeding Support (Cara Riek, RN, BSN, DNP student) II-III

Creating Breastfeeding Support in Culturally Diverse Neighborhoods (Julie Braunsroth; Ann Seacrest, RN, IBCLC) I-II

Supporting Attachment: How BFHI Care Changes the Dyad's Development, Health, and Family (Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, BSc) II-III

The Affective Needs of Children: Crying and the Need for Comforting (Carlos González, MD) I-II R-CERP

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Induced Lactation in Foster Egyptian Women: Social and Cultural Aspects (Asmaa Zakareya, PhD, IBCLC) II-III E-CERP

Milk and the Microbiome (Katie Hinde, PhD) II-III

Tongue-Tie Prevalence at a Baby-Friendly Hospital: Implications for Breastfeeding (Ellen Lechtenberg, MPH, RD, IBCLC) II-III

Becoming Baby-Friendly: Regional Support for Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes (Ingrid Dixon, RN, BSN, IBCLC; Rebecca Mannel, BS, IBCLC, FILCA) II


Understanding the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Global Breastfeeding Advocacy (Amal Omer-Salim, PhD; Jay Sharma, BSc, Bar) I-II

Cooperative Infant Feeding in Humans: Biocultural Perspectives of Sharing Human Milk (Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, IBCLC) II-III

Birthing Practices and their Impact on Breastfeeding (Linda Smith, MPH, IBCLC) I-II

Skin-to-Skin Care Decreases Procedural Pain for Newborns (Rebecca Law, RN, MA, IBCLC; Kimberly Williams, RNC, BSN) II

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When Neurological Issues Present as Breastfeeding Problems (Desiree Allison, IBCLC) II-III

Writing Effective Breastfeeding Policies: A Hands-on Workshop (Marie Biancuzzo, RN, MS, IBCLC) II-III

Cultural Competence or Cultural Humility? A Roadmap for Lactation Specialists (Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC) II-III E-CERP

Clinical Therapy during Lactation (Thomas Hale, RPh, PhD) II-III

Analysis and Treatment of Infant Suboptimal Breastfeeding of Biomechanical Origin: Case Studies and Techniques (Joyce Miller, BS, DC, PhD) III

Is That Baby Sick or Well? Newborn Assessment for Lactation Specialists (Eva Chevreux, APRN, IBCLC; Sallie Page-Goertz, MN, APRN, IBCLC) I-II

Supporting Informed Decision-Making for Human Milk Donation, Sharing, Buying, and Selling (Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, IBCLC) II-III E-CERP

Managing the Sometimes Unfriendly Side of Baby Friendly: Roles and Responsibilities (Diane Procaccini, RN, MSN, IBCLC) II


Cultural Perspectives on Breastfeeding Practices: Latina, African-American, Jewish, and Muslim Contexts (Debra Bogen, MD; Maya Bunik, MD, MSPH; Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP; Michal Young, MD) I-II

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Filling the Gap: Building Integrative Care Networks for Postpartum Dyads (Desiree Allison, IBCLC; Jennie Bever Babendure, PhD, IBCLC) I-II

Bridging the Gap Between Hospital and Postpartum Lactation Specialists (Danielle Gauss, IBCLC) I-II

Supplementation of the Breastfed Baby: Challenges and Controversies (Laura Haiek, MD, MSc) I-II

The US Baby-Friendly Process: Principles, Designation, and Maintenance (Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC) I-II

Addressing BFHI Step 10 for Underserved Populations: Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Peer and Professional Support (Nikia Fuller-Sankofa, MPH; Harumi Reis-Reilly, MS, CNS, IBCLC) I-II

Cybernetic Communication: Media, Ethical Concerns, and Guidance for Lactation Specialists (Lourdes Santaballa, IBCLC, CBE, CD) I-II E-CERP

Step 10: Helping Families Thrive in the First Three Months Postpartum (Kristin Tully, PhD) I-II

Antibiotics and Breastfeeding: Indications and Impact for the Dyad (Dixie Whetsell, MS, IBCLC) II-III