Previous Conferences

April 11th-12th 2013: Enhancing Your Toolkit: Practical Strategies to Support Breastfeeding: 1) Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (Alison Hazelbaker) 2) To Clip or Not to Clip: Assessing and Treating Tongue-tie (Alison Hazelbaker) 3&4) Why Johnny Can’t Suck: Perinatal Influences on Normal Term Infants’ Ability to Suck and Strategies to Prevent and Correct Sucking Problems – Parts one and two (Alison Hazelbaker) 5) Holistic Support for the Breastfeeding Family (Cheryl Scott) 6) Effective Methods for Boosting Milk Supply (Cheryl Scott) 7) Sharpening the Tools of our Trade: Using our Tools Wisely (Cheryl Scott) 8) Successful Breastfeeding Management of the Late Preterm Infant (Cheryl Scott)

April 19th-20th 2012: Hot Topics in Human Lactation: Mind and Body: 1) Working Together; Communicating with Physicians about Breastfeeding (Dr. Jenny Thomas) 2) Counselling the High Needs Mother (Nancy Williams) 3) Birth Weight, Bilirubin and Blood Sugar: What Do the Numbers Mean for Newborn Care? (Dr. Jenny Thomas) 4) When Mothering Feels Bad, the Healing Power of Breastfeeding (Nancy Williams) 5) Navigating the First 2 Weeks: The Normal Newborn and Appropriate Supplementation (Dr. Jenny Thomas) 6)  Left Brain Teaching for Right Brain Experiences (Nancy Williams) 7) The Unique Characteristics of the Late Preterm Infant (Dr. Jenny Thomas) 8) Stone Age Babies in a Techno World:  The Importance of Breastfeeding in the Face of Change (Nancy Williams)

April 7th-8th 2011: Breastfeeding: Starting Right: 1) Baby Friendly: Why Bother (Louise Dumas) 2) Lactogenesis: a Multifaceted Process (Lisa Marasco) 3) The Effects of Swaddling and Mother-Baby Separation on Breastfeeding (Louise Dumas) 4) Hormonal Imbalances and Insufficient Milk Supply? (Lisa Marasco) 5) Playing Detective: Assessing for Insufficient Milk Production (Lisa Marasco) 6) How Skin to Skin Helps to Facilitate Breastfeeding (Louise Dumas) 7) The Role of Herbs in Supporting Milk Production (Lisa Marasco) 8) Hands-On Breastfeeding Help – Research on Mother’s Attitudes and Preferences (Louise Dumas)

April 22-23rd 2010: Strategies to Help with Breastfeeding: 1) Breastfeeding: Learning from other Mammals (Diane Wiessinger) 2) The Physics Behind Optimal Position and Latch (Diane Powers) 3) Semantics: Effect on Breastfeeding Support (Diane Wiessinger) 4) Working Well With Generation X&Y Women (Diane Powers) 5) Changing Paradigms in Infant Latch (Diane Wiessinger) 6) Evidence Based Practice: Results on Using a Nipple Shield (Diane Powers) 7) Ethical Questions for the Breastfeeding Helper (Diane Wiessinger) 8) Magnesium Sulfate and Epidurals – Do They Affect Breastfeeding? Are Vitamin D Supplements Necessary for a Breastfed Baby? (Diane Powers).

April 30th and May 1st, 2009: The Wonder of Human Milk: 1) Describe how normal bacterial colonization occurs in the newborn and what factors can interfere (Lars Hanson) 2) Discuss optimal growth in breastfed infants including implications for the prevention of obesity (Judy Hopkinsons) 3) Discuss components of the fetal and infant immune system including how extrinsic factors such as vaccination can affect its development (Lars Hanson) 4) Describe the impact of lactation and pregnancy on maternal bone density and body composition (Judy Hopkinsons) 5) Discuss strategies to help with breastfeeding in lower socio-economic and culturally diverse groups (Judy Hopkinsons) 6) List components of human milk with immunobiological activities (Lars Hanson) 7) Review the role of maternal hormones in the control and facilitation of lactation (Judy Hopkinsons) 8) State how human milk protects infants against short and long-term morbidity ( Lars Hanson)

May 1-2 2008: Breastfeeding Management: Clinical and Ethical Concerns 1) The Biospecificity of Human Milk” (Marsha Walker) 2) Legal issues for the HCP helping with breastfeeding ( Liz Brooks) 3) Assessing Need for Supplementation in the Breastfed Infant ( Marsha Walker) 4) The IBCLC in the Courtroom: as Expert, Witness, or Defendant (Liz Brooks) 5) Maintaining Professionalism while Debating Breastfeeding Issues (Liz Brooks) 6) Breastfeeding and Diabetes (Marsha Walker) 7) Avoiding Conflicts of Interest as an IBCLC ( Liz Brooks) 8) Overweight and Obesity in the Breastfeeding Mother (Marsha Walker)

19-20 April 2007: The Importance of Human Milk for Human Infants: Presented by Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants in association with Canadian Lactation Consultants Association. 1) Research Update: Ultrasound Study of Tongue Tie and Suckling Skills (Catherine Watson Genna) 2) Minimally Invasive Treatment for Posterior Tongue Tie (Catherine Watson Genna) 3) The Non-Latching Infant: the 1st 48 hours & Beyond (Catherine Watson Genna) 4) Anatomical Contributions to Infant Suckling Skills (Catherine Watson Genna) 5). Human Milk Banks and Breastfeeding Promotion (Frances Jones) 6). Donor Human Milk in the NICU (Frances Jones) 7). How Health Professionals can Support Donor Human Milk Banks (Frances Jones) 8) Donor Human Milk in Child and Adult Therapies (Frances Jones) 9) Helping Infants Suck Correctly – (Catherine Watson Genna )

20-21 April 2006: Breastfeeding; A Public Health Imperative 1) Getting Breastfeeding Started with Evidence-Based Care (Molly Pessl) 2) The New WHO Growth Charts based on Breastfed Children (Kay Dewey) 3) Predictable Breastfeeding Hurdles in the Early Weeks (Molly Pessl) 4) Impact of Maternal Nutrition and Exercise on Lactation (Kay Dewey) 5) Impact of Lactation on Maternal Nutrition and Body Composition (Kay Dewey) 6) Babies Who Gain Slowly or Poorly at Breast (Molly Pessl) 7) Is Breastfeeding Protective against Child Obesity? (Kay Dewey) 8) Why Breastfeeding Promotion Matters for Everyone (Molly Pessl)

16-17 Jun 2005: Protecting the Mother-Baby Continuum: 1) Restoring the original paradigm for infant care (Nils Bergman) 2) Impact of Childbirth Practices on Breastfeeding: Historical Perspectives (Linda J. Smith) 3) Practical Aspects of Kangaroo Mother Care (Nils Bergman) 4) Impact of Childbirth Practices on Breastfeeding: Labour (Linda J. Smith) 5) Impact of Childbirth Practices on Breastfeeding: Birth (Linda J. Smith) 6) Amazing Abilities of the Newborn (Nils Bergman) 7) Impact of Childbirth Practices on Breastfeeding: After Birth (Linda J. Smith) 8) Implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care – You can Do It! (Nils Bergman)

18-19 Jun 2004: “Promoting, Protecting and Supporting Breastfeeding...”: 1) … through baby-led latching – Tina Smillie; 2) … when the newborn has hypoglycemia – Pradeep Merchant / Nancy Watters; 3) … when babies are not gaining well in the first month – Tina Smillie; 4) … considering controversial research findings re co-sleeping – Maureen Fjeld; 5) … when resumed after prolonged separation or enforced weaning – Diana West; 6) … when the baby fusses and frets at breast – Tina Smillie;7) … when mothers have recurrent plugged ducts and mastitis – Tina Smillie; 8) … when the mother has had breast reduction surgery – Diana West

20-21 Jun 2003: 7th Annual Breastfeeding Conference: 1) Decision tree for the breastfeeding baby with bloody stools -Maryelle Vonlanthen; 2) Re-thinking the teaching vocabualry for latching on – Barbara Wilson-Clay; 3) Allergies in the breastfed baby – Maryelle Vonlanthen; 4) Anatomic variability as an issue in breastfeeding – Barbara Wilson-Clay; 5)Infant assessment for breastfeeding – Barbara Wilson-Clay; 6) Management of gastroenteritis in the breastfed baby – Maryelle Vonlanthen; 7) How tongue-tie affects breastfeeding – Barbara Wilson-Clay; 8) Reflux in the breastfeeding baby – Maryelle Vonlanthen

6-7 Apr 2001: News and Cues: 1) Instinctive breastfeeding behaviour and emotional bonding in the 1st hour after birth – Anne-Marie Widstrom; 2) Why breastmilk is the “gold standard” functional food for human infants – Peter Hartmann; 3) The baby’s competence in breastfeeding and the role of the staff – Anne-Marie Widstrom; 4) Endocrine and autocrine control of the Human Lactation Cycle with special reference to breast storage capacity and the rate of milk synthesis – Peter Hartmann; 5) The downs and ups of human milk fat – Peter Hartmann; 6) The effects of suckling on the mother and on the baby – Anne-Marie Widstrom; 7) Breast expression: evaluation of breast pump function – Peter Hartmann; 8) Effects of swaddling of the newborn baby on breastfeeding and body temperature – Anne-Marie Widstrom.

16 Jun 2000: Latch, Supply, and Language – Clinical Application in Breastfeeding: 1)Watch your Language! – Dianne Wiessinger; 2) Mechanics of Latch-on – Dianne Wiessinger; 3) Feeding Patterns of LBW Infants – Pamela Hill; 4) Biobehavioural Responses in Lactating Mothers of Non-nursing Preterm Infants – Pamela Hill

18 Jun 1999: Medications and Mother’s Milk with Tom Hale: 1) Using Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers; 2) Anesthetic and Epidural Medications in Breastfeeding Mothers; 3) Antidepressant Medications and Breastfeeding; 4) Clinical Therapeutics in Breastfeeding Mothers: Migraine Headaches, Hypertension, Infectious Disease, Hepatitis C, Asthma, Street Drugs

19 June 1998: OVLC Breastfeeding Workshop: 1) HIV and Hepatitis C and Breastfeeding – Jack Newman; 2) Fungal Infections of the Nipple and Breast – Jack Newman; 3) Hormonal Contraceptives and Breastfeeding – Jack Newman; 4) Domperidone to Enhance Lactation – Jack Newman; 5) Breastfeeding and Multicultural groups; Understanding Beliefs and Supporting Breastfeeding – Fadma Abubakar; 6) Colitis in the Breastfed Baby – Joan Fisher.

20 June 1997: A Day with Jack Newman: 1) The Mother and Infant with Candida; 2) Management of Breast Abscess and Nipple Plugs; 3) Inducing Lactation with Domperidone; 4) Use and Abuse of Lactation Devices; 5) The Drug-Addicted Mother and Baby; 6) Human Milk Fortifiers.