FREEBIE FRIDAY: 1 FREE L-CERP “Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make extraordinary things happen” from GOLD Lactation

Are you trying to earn enough CERPs to qualify for the IBCLE exam or to recertify? Well, your wallet will thank you because here’s your chance to earn 1 FREE L-CERP courtesy of Gold Lactation Online Conference.

Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC

In this free live webinar, Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, RLC will be speaking about “Leadership Skills in Lactation: Make extraordinary things happen.” To earn your 1 FREE L-CERP, simply click here to get started. The webinar is 60 minutes long and you have 4 weeks of FREE access. Thanks Gold Lactation for the FREEBIE, all of us here at Galactablog are extremely grateful.

Do you have an idea for FREEBIE FRIDAY? Don’t be shy! Please do share – I promise to give you full credit. If you’re a company, private practice, NGO, etc. and have a FREE item to offer to Galactablog readers, please drop me a line. As long as you are WHO Code Compliant, you’ll be given full consideration. You can contact me here or email me at: galactablog@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
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FREEBIE FRIDAY – Lots of FREE CERPS/CEUs from Jessica Halley, IBCLC, CLC

For those of you active on Facebook, you’re well aware that there are some fantastic groups for lactation professionals and those aspiring-to-be as well that provide a wide array of support, knowledge, information and resources. I want to give a shout out to Jessica Halley, IBCLC  in Oklahoma City, OK for not only compiling this amazing list of FREE CERPs/CEUs but also for her willingness to share it publicly. Check back every now and then because she even updates it.

Read no further, click here for a long list of FREE CERPs/CEUs – not just 1 or 2, but many. Thank you again Jessica Halley!

Do you have an idea for FREEBIE FRIDAY? Don’t be shy! Please share – I promise to give you credit. You can contact me here or email me at: galactablog@gmail.com. 

FREEBIE FRIDAY: 1 FREE L-CERP – “Understanding The Infant Microbiome” Webinar

Keep Calm and Love Free StuffYup, it’s that time again. Freebie Friday! And Who doesn’t love free stuff? Are you an IBCLC who is trying to earn enough CERPS for re-certification? Or are you an aspiring IBCLC – to-be who is trying to obtain the 90 hours of lactation education needed to qualify for the IBLCE exam? If so, then this 1 FREE L-CERP is for you. Not only do you get to cross an hour off of your list (with your wallet thanking you), but you get to learn something about the Infant Microbiome as well. Win-Win.

 

You may be wondering what you have to do to earn your 1 free L-CERP?  Simply click here to enroll for the 60 minute webinar titled,  “Understanding The Infant Microbiome.” Don’t forget to mark your calendars because this offer is only available from December 12-19, 2017. 

Webinar host is Toni Harman, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Microbirth.

Author & Filmmaker Toni Harman. Photo courtesy of Birthful.com

Toni Harman is also the co-author along with Alex Wakeford of the books:The Microbiome Effect: How Your Baby’s Birth Influences Their Future Health (2016) and Your Baby’s Microbiome: The Critical Role of Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding for Lifelong Health (2017).

 Don’t forget to download your Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education (CE) credits after completion. This 60 minute webinar offers: 1 L-CERP Approved by IBLCE – CERPs Registry Number #317077K and 1 CPD Hour Approved by Australian College of Midwives (ACM).

Do you have an idea or freebie that you would like featured on Galactablog’s FREEBIE FRIDAY series? If so, don’t be shy! Please do share. You can contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

FREEBIE FRIDAY: FREE Lecture & L-CERP by Nancy Mohrbacher from Gold Lactation

GOLD Learning Online Conferences is thrilled to honour IBCLCs, those aspiring-to-be and breastfeeding supporters from around the world with this free presentation from Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA.

In “A Mother’s-Eye View of Breastfeeding Help” Nancy offers us a unique opportunity to examine breastfeeding helping situations from the mother’s point of view. This lecture draws upon relevant research to help us understand how we can be both effective and empowering in our interactions.

This presentation is available online in the GOLD Learning Library. Four weeks of access time is included with this lecture, as well as the downloadable speaker handout. Upon completion, you will be awarded 1 L-CERP – all of which are FREE! Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to advance your practice and increase your skill!

Do you have something to share for FREEBIE FRIDAY? Don’t be shy! Contact me  with your ideas. I can’t wait to hear from you.

***Disclaimer: I do not get paid for any resource, product, etc. featured on Galactablog’s ‘Freebie Friday’ series. I’m just sharing free resources I think may be beneficial to lactation professionals and those aspiring-to-be. 

2017 GOLD Online Lactation Conference – Special Discount for Galactablog Readers

Join me at GOLD Lactation 2017! As one of this year’s Speakers – tune in for my
presentation, “Contextualizing Breastfeeding in Lebanon” – I’ve been provided a special promotional code to share which for a limited time, will allow Galactablog readers to register for the event at their Early Bird pricing.

The conference runs all the way until June 2 and not only will you have access to my talk, but to that of 26 other amazing speakers. Speakers present live on scheduled days and then participants have unlimited access to the recordings throughout the conference period. It’s quite a comprehensive program with new research, clinical skills, cultural perspectives and industry discussions, plus you can interact with a vibrant professional community through live chat, forums and discussion groups.

Don’t forget about educational credits. A total of 25.5 continuing education hours will be available through the main conference and 6 hours through each of Gold’s add-on packages. Educational credits offered: 25.5 CERPs (23.5L, 2E), 25.5 CMEs, 25.5 Nursing Contact Hours / CNE’s, 2.5 MEAC Midwifery CEUs & 25.5 Dietetic CEUs.

To claim your discount, visit http://www.goldlactation.com/spring and register by April 30.

1 FREE CERP in celebration of “Happy IBCLC Day!”

happy ibclc dayMarch 4 marks the celebration of Happy IBCLC day! For those of you who don’t know what an IBCLC is – the acronym stands for an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

In efforts to say thank you to all of the IBCLCs out there who have worked tirelessly to help breastfeeding families around the world and to show its gratitude, the GOLD Lactation 2014 Conference is offering access to a FREE presentation titled, “Demystifying Professional Certification Examination Development” presented by by Sara Lake and Rachelle Lessen of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). This presentation is not only free but it gives you the opportunity to earn 1 FREE CERP as well.

Visit the Gold Conferences’ Online Learning Continuing Education page here for access to the FREE presentation. The presentation is 1 hour in length and accessible for 24/7 for 2 weeks. Don’t forget to claim your FREE CERP!

If you’re interested in accessing other presentations offered through the Gold Online Lactation Conference 2014, you can find more information here. Galactablog and all of its followers would like to extend a gracious thank you to the Gold Online Conference this year for providing such an incredible opportunity and access. Thank you!

If you have a Twitter account, don’t forget to tweet #HappyIBCLCday!

 

 

FREE Webcast with 1 FREE L-CERP/CEU: “Supporting Breastfeeding in the Presence of Tongue Tie/Lip Tie”

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Title: “Supporting Breastfeeding in the Presence of Tongue Tie/Lip Tie”

Presenter: Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC, RLC

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: 08:30 AM – 10:30AM CST

Sponsors: The Illinois Department of Human Services & the Springfield Urban League Community Health Training Center

GOAL: Participants will be able to provide effective breastfeeding support by learning to recognize the symptoms that may indicate the presence of tongue and or lip tie, and describe suggested feeding plans that may help maintain a breastfeeding relationship.   

OBJECTIVES:

Following the webcast teleconference, participants will be able to:

  • List at least three symptoms present in a breastfeeding mother that may indicate the presence of a tongue tie and/or lip tie in her baby.
  • List at least three symptoms present in a breastfeeding baby that may indicate that baby has a tongue tie and/or lip tie.
  • Describe at least two feeding plans that may help to maintain a breastfeeding relationship until a tongue tie and/or lip tie can be released.

Power Point Presentation Handout & Presentation Resources

Click here to access the registration form

Click here to access past webcasts, presentation power point handouts and resources.

Curious about the L-CERP & CEUs? According to the registration form: “In order to receive continuing education credit for IBCLC, RN and RD, you must view the webcast and complete the required evaluation by March 4, 2015 at 11:59PM CST. This webcast meets a portion of the hourly requirement for CLC recertification. You will receive a certificate of completion.”

To view past satellite and webcast teleconference handouts and videos, click here.

If you miss the original view date and would still like to obtain the Certificate of Completion – all you need to do is to complete the broadcast evaluation. Send your request to ccurry@springfieldul.org or rpondexter@springfieldul.org.

 

 

 

Gold Lactation Conference offering FREE Presentation on HIV & Breastfeeding

Gold Lactation Online Conference is offering free access to a presentation given by Pamela Morrison, IBCLC, titled “Back to the Future on HIV and Breastfeeding: The findings that transformed policy.”

“When mothers diagnosed as HIV-positive can receive full antiretroviral therapy for their own health, and when when they exclusively breastfeed to six months and continue partial breastfeeding to 12 months, then the risk of transmission of HIV to their babies can be reduced to between 0-1%.”
~Pamela Morrison, IBCLC

Make sure to check out Gold Lactation Online Conference for upcoming conferences and presentations, news and updates. Online CERPS, L-CERPs, E-CERPs, R-CERPs, CEUs are provided for a fee. 

Students and volunteers get 50% off registration.

Welcome to Galactablog

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Welcome to Galactablog! Have a look around, make yourself at home. There are lots of free resources: webinars and podcasts, handouts, journal articles, training modules, DYI breastfeeding tips, tricks and products, CERPs/CEUs and more. Topics relevant to lactation will be blogged about and shared – not only by myself, but also by lactation specialists and those aspiring-to-be from around the world.

guest postIf you have a special topic that you’re passionate about – consider writing a Guest Post. I’d love to feature it and of course, give you all the credit. Plus, you’ll have a free opportunity for shameless self-promotion. Send me your ideas here.

Galactablog has some fun weekly series – so keep your eyes out for ‘Freebie Friday,’ ‘Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks,’ ‘Words from the Wise‘ and ‘The Sunday Review.’

Check out Galactablog’s Pinterest Boards and YouTube Channel, both full of social-media-design-concept_1284-5151free breastfeeding-related videos for parents and professionals. All are free resources you can use to further your own lactation knowledge and to help those around you breastfeed. Galactablog is also on Twitter and Facebook, both as a ‘Community Group‘ and a closed, private group open to lactation professionals, those aspiring-to-be and breastfeeding supporters.

If you’re interested in furthering your lactation training, check out the various lactation training opportunities under the “Lactation Training” tab in the header. I’m not in any way affiliated with any of the programs, nor do I earn any money or incentives – I just want to disseminate the information out to those who need it. If you know of a program I’ve left out, please send the info my way so it can be included.

final the sunday review lactation programsGalactablog is the ONLY blog in the world to publish reviews of lactation training programs in the weekly ‘Sunday Review’ series, so for those of you who’ve taken these trainings and/or finished lactation training programs, consider writing a review so we can help others decide what program and will best fit their needs. You can use your name or go anoymous – up to you. You can find the review form here. Lactation programs ARE reading the reviews published and your review can help create change.

I look forward to working collaboratively in order to create FREE resources accessible worldwide to help not only my fellow Lacties, but to help encourage breastfeeding.

Stay tuned for more,
Tamara