FREE WEBINAR STARTING TODAY! “Awakening the Parent: Are You Supporting or Sabotaging Your Client’s Transformation?” by Britta Bushnell, PhD from Gold

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***Editor’s Note: This will be the last FREEBIE post in this format. Moving forward, each freebie post will contain several different freebies – ranging from webinars, research, podcasts, classes, trainings, CERPs and private practice tips to free breastfeeding artwork, client-friendly articles, handouts, lactation resources and last but not least, tips and tricks for lactation professionals. This is not an exhaustive list, just a bit of what’s coming up!

GOLD Birth & Beyond 2020 is a brand new online conference coming up soon from our friends at GOLD Learning! This event is perfect for healthcare professionals working with families throughout the perinatal and postpartum periods. This new online conference from Gold runs from October 5 to November 30 – complete with 12 internationally renowned speakers. Presentations cover topics including disparities in care among women with disabilities, parenting the high-needs baby, perinatal mental health, and much more.

I know you’re probably asking yourself, “Where the heck is my FREEBIE?Well, to kick off Gold’s new conference on October 5 (that’s today!), Britta Bushnell, PhD will be sharing her Opening Keynote presentation “Awakening the Parent: Are You Supporting or Sabotaging Your Client’s Transformation?”

Britta Bushnell, PhD

This presentation offers an opportunity to reexamine the way we approach teaching new parents. Dr. Bushnell will highlight how we might unknowingly reinforce the mindset that experts hold the knowledge that parents need. She’ll share ways that we can instead support parents to grow into a position of being autonomous and self-guided, with a sense of inner authority. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear these insights and to gain some new tools!

This is a free event so be sure to register and access all the info! The presentation will be shared live two times (yup, you read that right, TWO times: 1600 UTC and then again at 2300 UTC). If you missed the live versions, don’t fret. As long as you register to reserve your seat, you will have full FREE access until October 30, 2020. You can reserve your free seat and read about all of the details here.

***Disclaimer: Only those registered for the entire GOLD Birth & Beyond 2020 Online Conference will receive CERPS. CERPS are not available if you are just registering and attending the free webinar, however, you will obtain a Certificate of Completion after finishing the webinar.


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 opportunity or 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.

Cheers,
Tamara Brand 
MA, MPH, IBCLC
Galactablog Founder

Freebie Week Day #3: Freebies for those in HELPING PROFESSIONS including a webinar, a 15-hour training program & 3 short training courses

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center for adolescent studies CASWell, it’s day #3 of FREEBIES! Today is your lucky day because again, there’s a few different freebies offered including a webinar (pre-registration ends today!), 3 short online self-paced courses and a 15-hour training program for those in helping professions – all for free. So keep scrolling down to learn about each free opportunity – all offered by the Center for Adolescent Studies.


Author’s Note & Disclosure: All of today’s freebies are from the Center of Adolescent Studies (CAS). I am in no way affiliated with CAS. I am disseminating CAS’s free offerings because I believe that lactation specialists and those aspiring-to-be ARE in the helping profession and WE can benefit from what CAS has to offer. While these offerings are not directly related to lactation per say, the subjects these freebies delve into including but not limited to –  mindfulness, compassion, providing trauma-informed care, counseling skills, working with teens and vulnerable populations and the importance of self-care are vital skills that will only make us better, stronger, more compassionate, knowledgeable and resilient lactation specialists (and those aspiring-to-be).  So let’s get to it!


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Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. & Licensed Psychologist

To the best of my knowledge, all courses, webinars and training programs are taught by Sam Himelstein, Ph.D. & Licensed Psychologist.

First up, CAS is broadcasting a free webinar titled, “Compassion as a Resilience Tool for Helping Professionals in Trying Times.” Last day to pre-register is TODAY – Thursday, May 7, 2020! So if you’re interested, hurry up and register here. It goes live tomorrow, Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:30AM PST (USA & Canada). If you miss the live version, don’t sweat it, as long as you’re registered, a replay will be sent out to you.


Second up, a free 15-hour completely online and self-paced course titled, “Resilience and Self-Care Basics for Helping Professionals.” For more details and to register, see here.


And last but not least, 3 more FREE completely online and self-paced courses. Just click the hyperlinked title for more information and to register.


***Disclaimer: Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are offered for the free online courses, training programs and webinars offered from the Center for Adolescent Studies (CAS). However, as of the date of this post, they are NOT lactation-related CERPs, instead they are CEUs for psychologists, social workers and other types of healthcare professionals. You can read more about the CE details here. I am in no way affiliated with the CAS, so any questions or concerns, please contact them directly.


do you have an idea for a freebie please shareDo you have an idea for Galactablog’s FREEBIE Week? Don’t be shy! Please do share – I promise to give you full credit. If you’re a company, private practice, clinic, hospital, non-profit, non-governmental organization, etc. and have a FREE opportunity, resource or item that you’d love offer to Galactablog readers, 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. 

Cheers, Tamara xx

 

Lots of Breastfeeding Freebies Today Brought to You by Cindy & Jana! A COVID-19 Infographic, an Ebook for your Clients & 2 Online Birth & Breastfeeding Classes

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Whew! That title is a mouth full. So many wonderful FREEBIES today courtesy of Cindy Leclerc, RN IBCLC and Jana Stockham, RN IBCLC (also known as Cindy and Jana). I’m not even sure where to start!


Since we’re still living (and many still in lockdown) in the COVID-19 era, it makes sense to start with the most pressing freebie first. Cindy and Jana have made a fantastic yet simple infographic that answers the most common breastfeeding and COVID-19 answers your clients may be asking you. You can download it for free here.

Infographic Created By Cindy & Jana (2020)

Feel free to print, share and distribute widely, just make sure you give proper credit where it’s due and don’t make any alterations without explicit permission from Cindy and Jana.

5 crucial ways to preparing for breastfeeding nowNext up, how about grabbing a free Ebook written by Cindy and Jana while you’re already here. It’s titled, “5 Crucial Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding Now.” It’s a helpful book for both new and expecting parents and for some, could be an invaluable tool. We all know that for our clients, it’s never too early to start learning about breastfeeding – wherever they are in their journey. So why not share it with them?


Last but not least, Cindy and Jana have made not 1 but 2 of their online courses FREE! That’s right, both are absolutely free (for a limited time).  The first is, “Healing & Recovery from Birth: Avoiding Infection, Complications & Pain,” and the second  is a 3 part mini-series titled, “Getting Ready to Breastfeeding: What women wished they had known ahead of time.” Just click on the name of the course you’re interested in (or both of them), enroll and you’re all set to go!

When I was first discussing Cindy and Jana’s online birth and breastfeeding courses with them, the first question that popped into my mind was, “Why are they making these courses free? And why now?” They passionately explained their reasoning and why particularly, at this time:

We have seen firsthand how health care provider contact is now limited and we want to help. During this difficult time, there is more need than ever for research-based information for new and expectant moms. We are trying our best to keep up with the need and are pleased to now offer the following resources for FREE. We want to make sure no new mother misses the information she will need.

~Cindy and Jana

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Cindy Leclerc, RN IBCLC & Jana Stockham, RN IBCLC


Want to get to know more about  Cindy and Jana? It’s pretty hard not to find them, they are available on almost every single social media platform there is. Don’t be shy – reach out to them, introduce yourself, say hello and if you so desire, thank them for their generous freebies.


Do you have an idea for Galactablog’s FREEBIE Week? Don’t be shy! Please do share – I promise to give you full credit. If you’re a company, private practice, clinic, hospital, non-profit, non-governmental organization, etc. and have a FREE opportunity, resource or item that you’d love offer to Galactablog readers, 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. 

Cheers, Tamara xx

***Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Cindy and Jana. This means, at no additional cost to you, if you decide to sign-up for one of Cindy and Jana’s paid online courses (using my affiliate link), then I am financially compensated. I receive no financial compensation from any of the free resources Cindy and Jana generously provide.

FREEBIE FRIDAY: “Breastfeeding With Ease: The Impact of Infant Reflex Emergence and Integration” by Bryna Sampey, IBCLC from Gold Lactation

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It’s that GOLDEN time again! GOLD Lactation’s 2020 online conference is kicking off on March 30, 2020 with a FREE Opening Keynote webinar. The esteemed Bryna Sampey, IBCLC will be presenting, “Breastfeeding With Ease: The Impact of Infant Reflex Emergence and Integration” live.

Bryna Sampey IBCLC

If you can’t make the live presentation, don’t fret. A recording will also be available to those who register and you’ll be given 4 weeks of free access. Hurry up and reserve your free seat here to access the live event and the recording.

If you just can’t get enough of anything lactation-related or are a health professional who would like to hone their lactation knowledge and skills (or you just need to grab a few CERPs), then check out Gold Lactation’s 2020 Online conference.

The full conference includes 32.5 hours of accredited education, with presentations covering a wide variety of key topics in lactation. Delegates will have full access to the conference from March 30 – June 29, 2020.

If that’s not enough to keep you busy while self-isolating and/or working from home, Gold also has 2 add-on lectures packs which include presentations that take a close look at complex medical issues in breastfeeding parents and infants. Delegates can also access brand new interactive sessions, giving them extended opportunities to tap into the knowledge and expertise of GOLD Speakers.

Enjoy this golden opportunity and happy learning! xx

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 opportunity or 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.

Cheers,
Tamara xx

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. 

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.