La Leche League of Arizona

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Conference Schedule and Sessions

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7:30-  8:30a

Registration - Professional and Leader Day


8:45-  9:00a

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Conference Committee


9:00-10:30a

OPENING SESSIONS:

Breastfeeding After Cosmetic Surgery*

(Diana West)


10:45-11:45a

Knipple Knowledge*

(Diana West)


12:00- 1:00p

LUNCH


1:00- 2:15p

Interprofessional Collaboration in Breastfeeding Support: Empowering Moms, Educating Providers*

(Cara Riek)


Mindfulness, Meditation and the New Mother*

(Abby Bordner)


Becoming a LLL Leader: The experience of a lifetime

(Lupe Forsang)


2:30- 3:30p

Supporting Moms with IGT*

(Desiree Allison)


Formal Milk Banking*

(Laraine Lockhart Borman)


So your client had a Cesarean? Now what?*

(Anne-Marie Chun) 


3:45- 5:00p

Meetings and Beyond: Reaching Parents in Innovative Ways

(Kerri Christie)


Birth Trauma, Bodywork, and Tongue Function*

(Stevanie Bahnerth & Ingrid Venema)

5:30 - 7:00

LIVE, LOVE, LATCH!

Book signing with Marian Tompson
& Christy Jo Hendricks


5:30- 7:30p

Registration - Community


7:00- 8:30p

Sweet Sleep: Is Bedsharing Safe for Breastfeeding Families?*

(Diana West)

7:30-  8:30a

Prenatal Yoga
(Nikki Brewer)


8:30- 10:00a

Tongue Tie: Untied*

(Rajeev Agarwal)


A Taste of Birthing Within;

The Bradley Method

(Krystyna Bowman)


Children's Yoga;

Music Together for Babies and Toddlers with Family Member

(Nikki Brewer; Kathy Rowe)


9:00- 10:00a

Babywearing and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Current Research and a Personal Perspective

(Amber Hodge & Lauren Maynard)


10:15- 11:45a

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Infant Sleep Training:
History, Research, and Outcomes*

Diana West, IBCLC


Music Together for Babies and Toddlers with Family Member; Babywearing Yoga

(Kathy Rowe; Nikki Brewer) 


12:00-  1:00p

LUNCH


1:15-  2:45p

Surprises Along the Way

(Marian Tompson, Co-Founder of La Leche League)


Chiropractic and the Latch*

(Dara DaCunha)


Ensuring Breastfeeding Success through Excellent Nurse-Midwifery Care*

(Connie Garcia & Rebecca Bandeen)


Beyond the Birth Plan: Self-Care for Breastfeeding Mothers and Others Who Support and Care for Them

(Pam Barnes-Patty & Anysley Babinski)


3:00-  4:15p

Baby Carrying and Breastfeeding: Biological Norms as Modern Essentials*

(Marissa Honey-Jones)


Maternal Mental Health and the Art of Self Care

(Rochelle Trotman-Norman)


Mindfulness: Just Breathe

(Judy Vastine)


Communicating with Children Through the Ages: Infancy to Adulthood

(Misty Dunn & Paulette Woodard)


4:30-  5:30p

Making Friends with the Girls: Breastfeeding Self Efficacy in the Millennial Age*

(Diana West)


Going Forward by Going Back*

(Christy Jo Hendricks)


Wearing Older Children: Toddler and Tandem Babywearing

(TaiLeah Madill)


Married to the League: Experiences, Coping, and Outcomes

(Panel Discussion)


6:00-  7:30p

Book signing with Diana West


7:00-  8:15p

A Formula for Deception*

(Christy Jo Hendricks)


Mothering Through Pumping*

(Jennifer Widdows)


Family Art: A Therapeutic Practice (A Family and Me Class for Toddlers to Teens with Their Caring Adult)

(Rochelle Trotman-Norman)

8:30-  9:45a

Making More Milk*

(Diana West)


Nutrition for the New Mom*

(Yaffi Lvova)


Babywearing 101

(Lauren Maynard)


Bonding Beyond Feeding: Incorporating Infant Massage For Family Members To Connect With Baby

(Michelle Cordero)


10:00- 10:15a

Drawing and Closing Remarks


10:30 - 11:45a

Men Breastfeed, Too: Transmen’s Lactation Experiences and How to Help Them More Effectively*

(Diana West)


The Impact of Childbirth Options on Breastfeeding*

(Diane Ortega & Belinda Hodder)


The Breastfeeding Family's Return to Work*

(Desiree Allison)


Breastfeeding and Babywearing: Multitasking at it’s Finest

(Tiffany Husar & Taileah Madill)


12:00-  1:00p
LUNCH


1:15-  2:30p

Discussing the Knowns and Unknowns of Milk Sharing: Safety, Ethics, and Support*

(Angie Bond)


Formula Marketing in the Information Age: A Moving Target*

(Jennie Bever Babendure)


Lamaze at Home: A More Personal Experience

(Victoria Roselli)


Mission Not Impossible: Caring for the New Baby and Supporting Your Breastfeeding Co-Parent

(TBA)


2:45-  4:00p

Where Baby Sleeps: Ethics and Outcomes*

(Diana West)


Growing Breastfeeding Support Groups for Underserved Populations*

(Clara Krajnik & Cara Riek)


Disease and Infection Prevention: Why Breastfeeding?*

(Ronda Seifert)


Mothering The Mother: Postpartum Community Care*

(Michelle Peterson)