Freebie Friday: FREE Podcast on “Marijuana & Breastfeeding”


Yup, it’s the end of the week already. That means it’s time for FREEBIE FRIDAY! This week’s freebie is a FREE Podcast on “Marijuana and Breastfeeding”
by Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC and Karen Bodnar MD, IBCLC.


From the Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding & Lactation Education (IABLE) website:

“Join us to learn about the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics statement on marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Bodnar summarizes the major points in the AAP’s 2018 statement on marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn the latest recommendations on how to counsel families regarding perinatal marijuana use!”

It was originally recorded in September 2018, but don’t worry, it’s still available as a podcast for free. Just click here to listen to it.

Quick tip: When you click on the link to view the Podcast, check out the “Programs” header on the left side of the site. You’ll find lots more FREE lactation resources including Podcasts, Videos, Breastfeeding Handouts, Breastfeeding Education for Healthcare Providers, Clinical
Questions for the Week, Conferences and more.

Happy listening (and learning). Oh, Happy Friday too!


Do you have an idea for FREEBIE FRIDAY? Don’t be shy! Share it with Galactablog – you will be given full credit. If you’re a company, private practice, NGO, etc. and have a FREE opportunity or item to offer to Galactablog readers, let us know. As long as you are WHO Code Compliant, you’ll be given full consideration. You can contact us here or email: galactablog@gmail.com. 

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Freebie Friday: 6 FREE presentations from iLactation


iLactation is generously offering FREE access to 6 different presentations which cover a wide array of lactation topics. You can view the list of FREE presentations offered here. There’s a terrific line up of speakers and fascinating topics, so don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity.


***Disclaimer: CERPs are NOT offered for the free presentations, but you WILL gain free knowledge and resources, which is priceless. Certificates of attendance ARE offered for each presentation and these are FREE. You can use the certificate of attendance to claim for the minutes/hours you’ve spent on the individual CERPs. See here for how to do this and scroll down to ‘May I use continuing education that has not been awarded CERPs?’ for specific details.


If you are in need of CERPs or just interested in hearing more lactation-related presentations, check out iLactation’s 13th annual online breastfeeding conference. This year, iLactation’s online breastfeeding conference: “Inform • Improve • Impact,” is offering 18+ CERPs. You can view the ‘Rock Stars of Lactation’™ line-up here.  But hurry up, it’s only online until November 30,2018.


Inform • Improve • Impact
Online breastfeeding conference
Online until Nov 30, 2018

 


Do you have an idea for FREEBIE FRIDAY? Don’t be shy! Share it with Galactablog – you will be given full credit. If you’re a company, private practice, NGO, etc. and have a FREE opportunity or item to offer to Galactablog readers, let us know. As long as you are WHO Code Compliant, you’ll be given full consideration. You can contact us here or email: galactablog@gmail.com. 

Freebie Friday: FREE Keynote Presentation, “The Return of Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement” by Dr. James McKenna

James J. McKenna, PhD

In celebration of Gold’s annual online Perinatal Conference, Gold Lactation is offering FREE access to its live Keynote Presentation titled, “The Return of Breastsleeping: Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangement” by renowned co-sleeping expert Dr. James McKanna taking place on October 29, 2018. You read that right, it’s FREE!

But you’d better hurry up and register early because access is limited to the first 500 attendees. You can reserve your free seat here.

For more information on Safe Co-Sleeping Guidelines, articles and presentations, important resources for parents, and an in-depth look into Dr. McKenna’s fascinating work and research at the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame click here.

Fine Print: This presentation will be recorded and will be available publicly until November 15, 2018. A certificate of attendance will be available for download. For those registered for Gold’s 2018 Perinatal Conference, participants will get CERPs for the presentations and unlimited access to all conference presentations through Dec. 3. (Dec. 27 for GOLD Annual Members). Registration for Gold Perinatal Online conference is open until November 15, 2018.

Freebie Friday: Free WEBINAR on April 9 “The Mystery of D-MER: What Can Hormonal Research Tell Us About Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex?”

It’s that time again. Mark your calendar for April 9, 2018 because Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, MD, PhD and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA will be unraveling the mystery of Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex (D-MER) in a FREE live podcast titled,  “The Mystery of D-MER: What Can Hormonal Research Tell Us About Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex?”

Kerstin Uvnas Moberg, MD, PhD

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Click here for more details, including presenters’ bios and links to the FREE live podcast. The podcast is FREE and will stream live on April 9, 2018 at 1pm Eastern Time.

 

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.

FREEBIE FRIDAY: 6 FREE Presentations from iLactation

Chris Auer – RN, IBCLC

I’m doing Freebie Friday a bit early this week so you can catch a FREE presentation before it ends. It’s available until March 21, 2018. So hurry up before it’s gone. It’s titled, “Under One Sky: Intimate encounters with moms and babies by a breastfeeding consultant and nurse” by Chris Auer and you can access it here. 

The freebies don’t stop here!  iLactation is offering 5 more presentations for free. Yup you read that right – FREE! You can access all of them here.

While iLactation doesn’t offer CERPs for these free presentations specifically, at the end of each presentation, you can download a certificate of completion. You can use these certificates for recertification or other purposes of your choosing. Happy watching and learning. Thanks so much iLactation for the many freebies – 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.

 

 

 

 

FREEBIE FRIDAY: ‘Getting Ready to Breastfeed’: A FREE 3 part mini series on breastfeeding basics to share with your clients

Yup, it’s that time again. A wee bit late, but I figured better late than never. So here it is. Thanks to Cindy and Jana, who are generously offering their three part mini series covering some of the breastfeeding basics  via their online class “Getting Ready to Breastfeed” for free.
Yup, you read that right – a FREE online resource that you can share with all of your clients. Simply click here to have a peek.

Cindy & Jana – Newborn Nurses & IBCLCs

“We would love for all first-time expectant parents to view our online class. It is all too easy for parents to get caught up in preparing the nursery, purchasing baby equipment and preparing for the birth. Families who prepare for breastfeeding are much more likely to meet their breastfeeding goals.” 

~Cindy & Jana, 2018  

The fun is just beginning. Cindy and Jana haven’t stopped here. They have even more FREE resources to offer. Lucky us! Stay tuned for a FREE e-book available to Galactablog readers coming soon. Wondering what else Cindy and Jana have to offer? Feel free to check them out (and like and follow):
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 product to offer to Galactablog readers, please drop me a line. As long as you are WHO Code Compliant, I’ll give you full consideration. You can contact me here or email me at: galactablog@gmail.com. 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. 

Tongue Tie Educational Video Teaching Tip

This incredibly useful, creative and educational video tip by MaryAnn O’Hara, MD, MPH is excellent for teaching lactation professionals, aspiring lactation specialists, breastfeeding peer counselors and even parents HOW to understand (and teach) tongue tie  what is is, how it can affect breastfeeding and what clipping entails. Dr. O’Hara’s approach is innovative, applicable and brilliant. I must say so myself, it’s quite fun to do as well. But I worn you, it takes a bit of practice, so practice at home in front of a mirror first!

I’d like to note that I heard about this video via Lisa Green, DNP, RN, who mentioned it during one of her lectures that was a part of ASU’s Clinical Lactation Management program.

Do you have any educational videos in mind that you’d like to share? Perhaps one that helps better illustrate a concept or another that has incredible eye-catching graphics. If it relates to lactation, contact Galactablog with your ideas! Also, check out Galactablog’s Youtube Video channel. Breastfeeding-related topics are categorized and arranged as different playlists. Again, if you’d like me to add any videos you find particularly effective, don’t be shy, let me know!

DIY Pumping Bras

Living in Lebanon, access to affordable and quality maternity and nursing clothing (and accessories) is almost an impossible feat. Often when we finally find it, it’s expensive or not well-made and we’re not even sure it will last a few washings. Even in the States and around the world, many can’t afford the $40+ a pumping bra can cost. Well, no worries – you can make your own for FREE with just a little bit of time, imagination and an old bra (or in one case, rubber bands). Here are videos demonstrating 3 different ways to make a DYI pumping bra. If you know of other ways, please do share!

1) Using an old sports bra

2) Using a regular bra (involves a tiny bit of sewing)

3) A nifty rubber band trick using your breast pump

 All 3 videos DYI Pumping Bra are featured here on Galactablog’s Youtube Channel which makes it easy to share and view. Check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss a video.

Interested in DYI options? You can make your own nursing tanks and tops as well! Easy peasy. See Galactablog’s YouTube DYI Nursing Tops channel for more DYI how-to-videos and Galactablog’s “DYI Breastfeeding Hacks” Pinterest Board for more ideas.

Let’s do the Flipple!

Do you have a mother who is struggling with a shallow latch? Or perhaps she has sore, cracked and/or bleeding nipples? Do you feel like you’ve gone through your bag of tricks and are running out of ideas? Check out the “flipple” technique by Wagonbird on Youtube. It takes some practice, so practice with yourself or your fake breast before encouraging others to try it. Personally, several of my clients have told me the the “flipple” has saved their breastfeeding experience. So why not give it a try?

Check out Galactablog’s Youtube “Breastfeeding Tricks” Playlist for more variations on the “flipple” technique.