Webinar Series: Lactation Support Training for Home Visitors

BreastfeedLA‘s Clinical Director Hannah Halliwell, IBCLC, and Brandi Jordan, a lactation consultant and a doula, co-presented this 4-part webinar series on breast/chestfeeding for staff in Los Angeles County’s Family Strengthening Network. With guidance and tips on doing virtual consults, teaching the basics of latching and positioning, talking about the COVID-19 vaccine, and navigating the most challenging cases, these webinars cover a variety of issues that home visitors may face as they help L.A. County families achieve their breast/chestfeeding goals.

LA Best Babies Network and BreastfeedLA co-hosted this series. Below you will find the webinar recording and objectives for each of the webinars presented in this series.

Part I: Anatomy of the Virtual Consult

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to create a safe and productive space and build rapport with clients in a virtual space.
  • Identify the best angles and virtual techniques for assessing latch/positioning and milk transfer.
LABBN co-hosted this webinar with BreastfeedLA for staff in L.A. County’s Family Strengthening Network on May 13, 2021.
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Part II: “Yeah, but can I breastfeed with it?”: Counseling Lactating People on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Objectives:

  • Describe the basic science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Identify where to obtain the most current evidence regarding the COVID-19 vaccine & lactation.
  • Demonstrate effective and practical counseling with clients on the risks vs. benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine while breast/chestfeeding.
LABBN co-hosted this webinar with BreastfeedLA for staff in L.A. County’s Family Strengthening Network on May 20, 2021.
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Part III: The Do-Better Guide to Teaching & Positioning

Objectives:

  • Identify why traditional teaching on latch and positioning is ineffective for most new parents.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching methods for properly positioning and latching an infant at the breast/chest (that actually work!).
LABBN co-hosted this webinar with BreastfeedLA for staff in L.A. County’s Family Strengthening Network on May 27, 2021.
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Part IV: Case Studies, Practical Application, and You: Live Q&A on Finding Solutions for Your Most Challenging Cases

Objectives:

  • Explore root causes of common challenges educators face.
  • Evaluate personal strengths and identify areas of growth.
  • Demonstrate how to break down difficult/complex cases into manageable segments.
LABBN co-hosted this webinar with BreastfeedLA for staff in L.A. County’s Family Strengthening Network on June 3, 2021. Part 1 of 2.
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LABBN co-hosted this webinar with BreastfeedLA for staff in L.A. County’s Family Strengthening Network on June 3, 2021. Part 2 of 2.
Please subscribe to LABestBabies on YouTube!

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