NEW in 2014!

Breastfeeding & Substance Abuse
60 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This session is primarily for audiences of breastfeeding specialists and covers:

  • The abuse of legal or illegal substances during pregnancy
  • The risks of breastfeeding (and not breastfeeding) when women use recreational drugs
  • Breastfeeding and the use of alcohol, marijuana, and opioids
  • When breastfeeding should be encouraged or discouraged among addicts and substance abusers
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NEW in 2014!

Milk Sharing: From Milk Banks to Craigslist
75 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for E CERPs for IBCLCs

This session works with audiences of both breastfeeding specialists and parents and covers:

  • The range of milk-sharing options
  • What parents and professionals need to know about milk safety
  • How the health risks associated with formula use affect this dynamic
  • Ethical and practical considerations
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Working & Breastfeeding Made Simple
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk works with audiences of both breastfeeding specialists and families. It covers:

  • How length of maternity leave affects the challenge of working & breastfeeding
  • How to calculate baby’s milk needs during the workday
  • Why a baby may take more milk than mother pumps and what to do about it
  • How to use the Magic Number concept to keep milk supply stable long term
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What Mothers Need to Exclusively Breastfeed
60 - 75 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Well suited for audiences of parents and professionals, this talk focuses on:

  • Why exclusive breastfeeding is recommended
  • Why so many mothers who planned to exclusively breastfeed supplement with formula
  • How to boost a mother’s confidence in her ability to breastfeed
  • Which approaches have been effective in increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding
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Using the International Code to Create Change
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for E CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk works well with audiences of both breastfeeding specialists and families. It covers:

  • Why the International Code for the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes was created
  • Other products whose marketing is restricted and why
  • How companies can sell their products without violating this Code
  • How some companies’ marketing practices undermine breastfeeding
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Understanding Breastfeeding Behaviors
60 - 120 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This video-packed talk is appropriate for both breastfeeding specialists and parents. It covers:

  • How our understanding of latch/attachment has changed over the years
  • The reflexes babies are born with and how to use them for easier breastfeeding
  • The role of babies’ hands in finding and latching to the breast
  • Which aspects of mother and baby anatomy can make latching more challenging
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Transitioning to the Breast
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk is well suited to audiences of both breastfeeding specialists and parents and covers:

  • Whether it’s ever too late for a baby to transition to the breast
  • Basic strategies that can  help any baby refusing the breast to make this transition
  • Special considerations and strategies for premature babies
  • How to help a baby wean off of a nipple shield
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Simplifying Breastfeeding: The First 36 Hours
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Two versions of this talk are available: one for breastfeeding specialists and one for families. They cover:

  • Simple adjustments in position that make early breastfeeding easier
  • How swaddling and separation affect a newborn
  • How often a newborn should feed
  • How your birthplace can support breastfeeding in both word and deed
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Nipple Pain and Trauma: Causes and Treatments
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Two versions of this talk are available: one for breastfeeding specialists and one for families. They cover:

  • The most common causes of nipple pain and trauma
  • Comfort measures that can ease pain  
  • Unusual causes of nipple pain and trauma
  • Current treatments and some up-and-coming options
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The Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
75 - 120 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Great for both families and breastfeeding specialists, this talk is based on the information in Nancy's book Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers (co-authored with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett) and it covers the basic dynamics from birth to weaning that make breastfeeding work:

  • How hormonal changes of childbirth affect how mothers learn and bond with their baby
  • Why touch stabilizes newborns and promotes breastfeeding
  • How to remove the mystery from milk production
  • What biology tells us about how often baby should breastfeed and at what age they should wean
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Helping Mothers Who Exclusively Pump
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk is best suited to breastfeeding specialists and covers:

  • The best, evidence-based strategies for establishing healthy milk production in mothers exclusively pumping for babies in special care
  • Specific recommendations for scheduling pumping sessions, frequency and length
  • Ways to individualize pumping plans based on breast storage capacity
  • How to be of most help to mothers who choose to pump and bottle-feed
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Concerns About Low Milk Production
75 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk is best suited to breastfeeding specialists. Tailor it to your group’s needs by choosing three of the following topics:

  • How to determine when baby is getting enough milk during the first week of life and if supplements are needed, how much to give and how to feed them
  • Why so many mothers give formula supplements and how to address this
  • Strategies for establishing healthy milk production while pumping exclusively for babies in special care
  • How employed mothers can use the Magic Number concept to keep milk production steady long term
  • The latest thinking on medications and herbs that boost milk production
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Breast, Bottle & Childhood Obesity
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk is suited for audiences of both breastfeeding specialists and families and covers:

  • The controversy over whether breastfeeding decreases risk of childhood obesity
  • How feeding by breast or bottle affects the amount of milk baby consumes
  • How type of milk (mother's milk or formula) affects baby's metabolism and appetite
  • Other factors that affect the risk of childhood obesity
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Assessing Breast Pain
60 - 75 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This interactive session is best suited to breastfeeding specialists and is ideal for small groups of 30 or less. It covers:

  • Likely and unlikely causes of breast pain, including shooting pains between feedings
  • Effective treatments for each
  • The controversy over the existence of ductal candidiasis
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Schedule Nancy as a Speaker

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Nancy has been a reporter on breastfeeding trends for more than 30 years. Her extensive knowledge of the breastfeeding research and her one-on-one work with thousands of families give Nancy a broad perspective that makes her well-qualified to speak on most breastfeeding topics. A regular contributor to many publications, Nancy has spoken to parents and professionals at events around the world.

If you would like a talk on a topic that is not listed below, just ask. Nancy is willing to create a talk to meet your needs. You can reach her at nancymohrbacher@gmail.com and at 847-404-0219