Freebie Friday: Free Presentation, “Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin & Stress” by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett from Gold Lactation

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Gold Lactation is back with another freebie! This time it’s a free keynote presentation marking the beginning of its 2019 Gold Lactation Online Conference.

This year, the title of the Gold’s keynote presentation is:
“Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin & Stress” by the esteemed Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA.

Best of all, this presentation is FREE! You can access the recording until April 19, 2019 (or until June 3, 2019 if you’re registered for Gold’s Conference). Sign up here for instant access to Kathleen’s talk.

FYI: CERPS are ONLY provided if you’re registered for Gold’s full 2019 Lactation Conference. If you’re not, you still have access to this FREE keynote presentation and will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance at no cost.

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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: I look forward to hearing from you.

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.   


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 or




iMothering FREE talk – Baby-led Weaning: The best-kept secret of parenting

Don’t miss out on this FREE talk – it’s only available until January 31, 2015.

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Baby-led Weaning: The best-kept secret of parenting

Directly from iMothering’s website:

Weaning is often understood to mean the cessation of breastfeeding but a more useful definition is one that incorporates the very beginning of that process. My preferred definition is: the gradual transition from full milk feeding (breast or formula) to a diet that contains no breastmilk/formula. This transition starts with the first taste of solid food. Nowadays, solid foods are not recommended for the majority of babies before six months. Babies of this age have a very different skill set from babies of four months, so it is appropriate to look not only at what foods are suitable but also at how those food should be offered.

Normally developing babies of six months can reach out and pick up pieces of food accurately, and get them to their mouth. They are also beginning to be able to bite, chew and swallow effectively – in other words, they are capable of feeding themselves. There is therefore no need for them to be spoon fed or for their food to be pureed. In the same way that newborn babies are capable of feeding themselves from their mother’s breast (and attempts to do it for them commonly lead to problems), we should not be surprised to find that weaning, too, works better if the baby is allowed to control what is going on. This realisation allows a completely different approach to the introduction of solid foods and recognises that, at six months, purees and spoon feeding are, quite simply, irrelevant.

This presentation will show how allowing the baby to remain in charge of his eating as he moves on to solid foods is safe, makes developmental sense, leads to more enjoyable mealtimes for the whole family, and may contribute to a lifetime of good health. 

Don’t forget to join iMothering’s mailing list so you don’t miss out on future talks!

Check out Gill Rapely’s other books:

Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby To Love Good Food

Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods – and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater

The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook: 130 Recipes That Will Help Your Baby Learn to Eat Solid Foods-and That the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Free Webinar: Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

As Lactation Specialists (and those aspiring to be), we’re always working in teams – whether it’s a hospital team with physicians, nurses and administrators or a community resource team with infant feeding specialists, nutritionalists, craniosacral therapists, occupational therapists, midwives and doulas, or working as a team with a family to help them meet their breastfeeding goals. In point of fact, being able to work as a team is an important, essential and invaluable skill.

Corexcel is offering a free Webinar titled, “Five Behavors of a Cohesive Team.”


Corexcel points out that this webinar is, “Based on the best-selling book, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and developed in conjunction with its author, Patrick Lencioni, we are excited to introduce Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. This new assessment-based learning model combines Lencioni’s work with the Everything DiSC model to provide teams with actionable, often eye-opening, insights into their team and its individual team members. The model makes it easier to quickly identify problems and address them.”


“Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is designed for intact teams that share responsibility for results. Join us TODAY to see how your team can benefit from this new assessment.”


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