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LLL Seminar

LLL Seminar "Promoting Favorable Births and Supporting Successful Breastfeeding" - Beijing Nov 16, 2012

La Leche League Beijing Presents

A Seminar for Healthcare Professionals:
“Promoting Favorable Births and
Supporting Successful Breastfeeding"

Organizer: La Leche League – Beijing

Co-organizer: Beijing United Family Hospital

Sponsor: AMEDA China

Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

Language: Mandarin Chinese and English

Location: Beijing United Family Hospital, Building 2, 5th Floor Conference Center.

Cost: Registration is free

Purpose: To offer an exchange of information, and educational platform, and to

introduce evidence-based best practices in the areas of birthing and breastfeeding.

Background: In recent years, rates for natural births and breastfeeding in China
have dropped sharply from decades before.  Certainly the reasons can be many,
and clearly there are still many practices in the areas of birthing and breastfeeding
in China that are not mother-baby-friendly, are outdated, or based on non-scientific
beliefs. In terms of infant health, breast milk is the gold standard infant food, and
alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth can help mother and baby
get breastfeeding off to a good start.  We hope that by inviting high-level, well-known,
internationally-recognized speakers who have made revolutionary achievements in
their areas of expertise will catalyze positive change here in China.  We advocate
the adoption of evidence-based practices for the best health outcomes of today’s
Chinese mothers and babies.

We invite hospital directors, administrators, department heads, physicians,

community health care providers, doulas, nurses, midwives, childbirth instructors,

IBCLCs, lactation professionals, “cui ru shi” (traditional Chinese breast massagers),

Chinese confinement nannies/postpartum midwives, confinement center staff, La

Leche League Leaders. (Please note that this seminar is targeted to professionals

as the information is highly technical in nature designed for healthcare providers who

support breastfeeding mothers).
Keynote Speaker: Linda Smith

Linda J. Smith MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA is a lactation consultant, childbirth
educator, author, and internationally-known consultant on breastfeeding and birthing

issues. Linda is ILCA’s liaison to the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly
Hospital Initiative and consultant to INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America.

As a former La Leche League Leader and Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator, she
provided education and support to diverse families over 35 years in 9 cities in the
USA and Canada.

Linda has worked in a 3-hospital system in Texas, a public health agency in Virginia,
and served as Breastfeeding coordinator for the Ohio Department of Health.

Linda was a founder of IBLCE, founder and past board member of ILCA, and
is a delegate to the United States Breastfeeding Committee from the American
Breastfeeding Institute. Linda earned her Masters Degree in Public Health through
the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in 2011.

She is the author of four text books: Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam
Review; Coach’s Notebook: Games and Strategies for Lactation Education; The
Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started; Impact of
Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding. She contributed chapters to Breastfeeding and
Human Lactation; Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice; and Supporting
Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants.

She owns the Bright Future Lactation Resource Center, whose mission
is “Supporting the People who Support Breastfeeding”with lactation education
programs, consulting services, and educational resources. BFLRC is on the Internet
at www.BFLRC.com.

Friday, November 16, 2012

8:30-8:35   Welcome by Organizer – La Leche League Beijing

8:35-8:45   Welcome by Co-organizer – BJU Pediatrician, Leila Sabet, MD, MPH

8:45 – 9:05 Opening Speech by UNICEF - Dr. Robert Scherpbier, Chief of Health,

Nutrition & WES“Breastfeeding – The Best Start”

9:05– 12:00 Linda Smith - The Impact of Birth Practices on Breastfeeding

This presentation looks at the origin of today’s common laboring practices: laboring
alone, fasting, and prohibiting maternal movement in labor and birth. It discusses the
risks of induction of labor to both the mother and the baby. It looks at the outcomes
to the breastfeeding mother and baby of scheduled Caesarean surgery and of
chemical pain relief methods including epidurals. Strategies to help breastfeeding
dyads recover from birth interventions are also discussed.

12:30 – 1:30  Lunch Break

1:30 – 1:45 Presentation by AMEDA China -- “Mom Inspired, Hospital Trusted”

1:50– 4:50 Linda Smith - Solving Breastfeeding Problems

This presentation discusses a protocol and model for breastfeeding support in the
community. It covers the importance of physical contact between the mother and
baby. It goes on to explain a three-step approach to assuring sufficient milk transfer
and explains maternal comfort and its relationship to infant breastfeeding.

5:00-5:15 Closing Speeches:
Alan Mease, MD, Developmental Pediatrician; Director, Pediatric Specialty

- La Leche League Beijing

Registration is free and open to both health care professionals as well as the general
public. However, seats are limited, so please register as soon as possible to ensure
a seat. First come first served. Tea break served. Lunch on your own. Please note
that CERPS (Continuing Education Recognition Points) are available for this seminar
for IBCLCs.

Please send your registration form to:

We Welcome Babies and Children at the Seminar
We will provide a play-mat and box of toys in the back of the room for you and your
child to play with during the lectures. A diaper-changing area will also be available
onsite. And, as usual, breastfeeding in the room during the sessions is always

Babies in arms who are easily quieted meld right into all La Leche League meetings
and seminars as nursing mothers are very sensitive to their needs for food and
comfort. Older babies and toddlers from ages one to three are often more of a

challenge. Although they too are comforted with breastfeeding, older babies tend to
vocalize sweet baby sounds and toddlers can be both very vocal and very mobile.

In order to provide a quiet atmosphere for the speaker and attendees, please be
aware of the happy baby sounds, crying, and toddler noises that can be disturbing
to others. When this occurs, please leave the session and tend to your baby or child
until your child is calm enough to re-enter with you. Sometimes just a few minutes of
walking in the hallway or a change of scene will do wonders to calm a baby or child.

About La Leche League

La Leche League is a non-profit organization founded in 1956 by seven women
who wanted to make breastfeeding easier and more rewarding for both mother and
child.  Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-
mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better
understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development
of the baby and mother.
La Leche League is active in 65 countries and territories, reaching more than
300,000 mothers monthly through a network of more than 7,000 accredited
Leaders who work on a volunteer basis. La Leche League International is a Non-
Governmental Organization (NGO) in consultative status with UNICEF, is an NGO
in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), acts as a registered
Private Voluntary Organization for the Agency for International Development
(USAID), is an accredited member of the US Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies
Coalition, is a member of the Child Survival Collaborations and Resources Group
(CORE), and is a founding member of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
LLL’s Chinese website:  www.muruhui.org
For more information about LLL International, please visit www.LLLi.org
For more information about LLL Hong Kong, please visit www.LLLhk.org

About Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU)
Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) is the first foreign-invested hospital
to operate in China and is part of the first international-standard, full-service, Joint
Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospital and clinic network established
in China. BJU was founded in 1997 as a joint venture between Chindex International,
Inc. and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), boasting a full range
of outpatient services and over 120 beds where patients receive personalized
healthcare services. BJU doctors are board-certified from more than 20 countries
and are counted among China’s most experienced. Every week, the doctors
working in BJU’s 20 inpatient and outpatient medical departments see patients
from more than 100 countries. BJU physicians hail from many different countries,

including the U.S., China, the U.K., Canada, France and Australia. The BJU medical
staff can diagnose and treat medical problems ranging from minor ailments to
severe illnesses. The main hospital offers 24-hour emergency and intensive care
services among the most advanced in Beijing. BJU also boasts four satellite clinics
throughout Beijing, including the newly opened New Hope Oncology Center that
brings a new standard of treatment and care to provide more opportunities for early
cures and a better quality of life for people suffering from cancer in China’s capital.
For more information about BJU, please visit beijing.ufh.com.cn.

AMEDA® is where breast pumps are born and raised. Around 70 years ago, breast
pumps made moms feel painful, exhausted and they didn’t express milk effectively.
A Swedish engineer, Einar Egnell, began to work on it in 1939. After years of
research and hundreds of pump trials, Egnell created the first modern breast pump
in 1942. His invention, the AMEDA® SMB Electric Breast Pump, was the first pump
to be truly comfortable and effective. The pump suction and cycling parameters he
developed continues to provide the standards by which breast pumps are judged

Everything AMEDA® does—breast pumps and products, breastfeeding education,
and support for lactation professionals—reflects our passion for breastfeeding.
AMEDA®’s products and services exist to help breastfeeding families.

Beyond providing the highest quality products for breastfeeding mothers, AMEDA®
has made the full commitment to support and protect breastfeeding. Unlike other
breast pumps manufacturers, AMEDA® adheres to the International Code of
Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. AMEDA® is proud to stand tall in support of the
Code, helping to strengthen worldwide compliance. AMEDA® is available in China
starting 2012.
AMEDA® Chinese website: www.amedachina.com.cn


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