Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Resources
Decrease Disparity, Empower Support, Understand Medication
February 26-27, 2015
Berkeley, CA USA
Presented by SWAG Conferences LLC
Featuring: Diana Bueno-Gutierrez MD, MS, Ph.D, Brandi Gates IBCLC, Thomas Hale Ph.D,
Julian Mitchell PC, Jeanette Panchula RN, PHN, IBCLC, Monique Sims-Harper DrPH, MS, RD, IBCLC
Diana Bueno-Gutierrez
MD, MS, Ph.D
Diana Bueno-Gutierrez is a Professor at the Universidad Autónoma
de Baja California (UABC) in Tijuana, México where she obtained her
MD. She recently graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in Nutritional
Biology with emphasis in International and community nutrition.
Diana’s research interests focus on improving nutritional status and
preventing disease in low-income populations by using nutrition and
health education to promote breastfeeding, maternal-infant nutrition,
prevention of obesity, as well as work in improving economic and
social determinants of health such as the elimination of violence
against women. In particular, she is drawn to the translation of
medical science benefits to underserved populations in order to
reduce health disparities. Currently, she is working on developing a
community-based intervention to promote breastfeeding at the
Mexico-USA border.
Brandi Gates
Brandi is a graduate of CSU Eastbay, a mother of 3 exclusively
breastfed girls and a passionate breastfeeding advocate. She began at
the Alameda County WIC program as a Breastfeeding Peer
Counselor/Breastfeeding Specialist working with teens/ young women
who wished to continue exclusively breastfeeding dispite life’s
circumstances. She co-founded a community awareness advocacy
group, The Breastfeeding MAFIA (Mother’s Against Feeding Infants
Artificially), to restore and normalize breastfeeding within the African
American Community. Currently she works for the West Oakland
Health Council’s WIC program and Health Center as the
Breastfeeding Coordinator and Lactation Consultant. She has
partnered with A More Excellent Way Health Organization to create a
lactation space in faith based organizations. She provides in-home
lactation support for various insurance companies and is a part of the
Oakland Breastfeeding Project. Brandi has a true passion for
breastfeeding and believes every woman deserves the proper
resources, information and support to make an informed decision in
meeting her personal breastfeeding goals.
Thomas W. Hale
Dr. Hale is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Research at
Texas Tech University School of Medicine, is the founder/director of
the Infant Risk Center, a national call center for pregnant and
breastfeeding mothers. He holds degrees in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in
Pharmacology and Toxicology and is widely experienced in Pediatric
and Breastfeeding Clinical Pharmacology. He is a well-known
international lecturer in the pharmacology of lactation and is the
author of several books including: Medications and Mothers’ Milk, the
top-selling drug reference manual in the world. His other books
include Textbook of Human Lactation; Clinical Therapy in
Breastfeeding Women; and Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding.
Julian Mitchell
Julian is a Bay Area native with a heart to give back to his
community and support others. He is the father of 3 beautiful
girls and has supported his wife through 10 wonderful years of
marriage and breastfeeding. He is working towards a degree in
culinary arts at the Art Institute of San Francisco and has a
certificate in business management. Most recently, Julian has
completed the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor training through
the More Excellent Way for Health Program. Julian’s passion is
to educate fathers and men about the benefits of breastfeeding,
to help them understand the barriers their partners go through
with breastfeeding and to raise a happy healthy family.
Jeanette Panchula
Jeanette Panchula was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has
a degree in Social Work. As a member/leader of La Leche
League (LLLI) she received needed support to breastfeed her 3
children and was introduced her to her future career.
helped translate breastfeeding information for LLLI and used
that knowledge to pass the inaugural exam to become an
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1985.
Later she became a nurse and a Public Health Nurse. Jeanette
has worked with breastfeeding mothers and health care
providers in New Jersey, Missouri, Puerto Rico and California.
She has assisted in developing breastfeeding websites for the
California Department of Public Health and Solano County. Now
retired, she continues as the co-chair of the Solano County
Breastfeeding Coalition and a Peer Counselor trainer at WIC
and A More Excellent Way using the California WIC Peer
Counseling Program. In 2014 she provided trainings in Spanish
to hospital staff/administrators in the first Breastfeeding Summit
in Puerto Rico, the Promotoras team in Concord, CA, and the
LLL Latin American Summit in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Monique Sims-Harper
Dr. Monique Sims-Harper is a public health advocate and the
founder/director of A More Excellent Way Health Improvement
Organization (MEW): a non-profit whose mission is to improve
the health and wellness of diverse communities. MEW works to
reduce disparities in breastfeeding by creating culturally
sensitive/supportive trainings and baby showers that include
partners and grandparents. To reduce the gap in
initiation/continuation of breastfeeding among African American
families, MEW has engaged the African American faith
community to create an environment to educate/ support
families in their infant feeding choices. With the collaboration of
faith and health entities peers are trained to offer one-on-one
counseling to pregnant/breastfeeding women as well as how to
access medical, economic, social, cultural and breastfeeding
resources. Dr. Sims-Harper is the Regional Breastfeeding
Liaison for Contra Costa County where she coordinates
physician-trainings, identifies local breastfeeding obstacles,
gaps, goal objectives and builds collaboration to meet goals,
bridge breastfeeding support and decrease disparities.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:30- 8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00- 8:15
Welcome and Introductions
8:15- 9:15
Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers Part 1
9:15- 9:30
Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers Part 2 (includes marijuana,
expanded sections on antidepressants and infectious diseases including Ebola)
African American Breastfeeding: History, Health and Disparities
12:15- 1:40
1:40- 2:25
Community Support: Breastfeeding Support Groups Make a Difference
2:25- 2:35
2:35- 3:20
Breastfeeding Dads: Involving Dads in Breastfeeding Support
3:20- 3:30
3:30- 5:00
Pharmacotherapy in Breastfeeding Patients
(with added content about preterm mothers)
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:30- 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00- 9:30 Control and Production of Human Milk (with added content about prolactin
levels and pseudoephendrine, domperidone)
9:30- 9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Engaging the Faith Community in Breastfeeding Promotion
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 The Hispanic Community: Improving Breastfeeding Support and Identifying
Their Barriers to Becoming IBCLCs
12:00- 1:30 Lunch
1:30- 2:30
2:30- 2:45 Break
2:45- 3:45 Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Strategies among Mothers from Mexico
3:45- 4:00 Break
4:00- 5:00 Hot Topics (including Lyme Disease, topical curcumin, probiotics and eczema,
human milk micro biota, celiac, bath salts)
Explore the cultural, social, political, physical, psychological, ethical and clinical context of
lactation. Facilitate networking amongst those who work with breastfeeding families.
Th Fri
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number: CEP 15480
7.8 7.8 Total
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners CERPs applied for
6.5 6.5 Total
Thursday 6.5L CERPs Friday 6.5 CERPs
Instructional hours on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint
6.5 6.5 Total
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