Breastfeeding Conference

Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center
319 Fountains Parkway
Fairview Heights IL 62208

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Detailed conference session description and schedule listed below.



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Edwardsville Region Breastfeeding Task Force
 
  
Lighting the Way to Breastfeeding Success 

Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center
319 Fountains Parkway
Fairview Heights IL 62208 
Thursday, March 7, 2019

PROGRAM SCHEDULE 

7:30-8:00         Breakfast buffet

8:00-8:10         Introduction/opening remarks   

8:10-9:40         The Woman Behind the Breasts:  Understanding the Context of Infant Feeding Issues                                   90 minutes
                                    by Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM
9:40-9:50         Break

9:50-10:50       My Brain is Doing What?  Bias and the Perinatal Care Provider                                                                     60 minutes
                                    by Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM

10:50-11:05     Break

11:05-12:05     Management of Oversupply                                                                                                                           60 minutes
                                    By Divya Sinha Parikh, MD, IBCLC, FAAP

12:05-1:15       Lunch                                                                                                                                                             75 minutes

1:15-2:45        Sunlight Deficiency, Vitamin D and Lactation:  Helping Families Make Informed Decisions                              90 minutes
                                    by Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM

2:45-3:00       Dessert Break

3:00-4:00       Brief Lactation Encounters:  Effective Counselling Techniques When Time is Limited                                      60 minutes
                                    by Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM

4:00-4:15        Closing and Evaluation                                                                                                                                   15 minutes



Hotel room rate is $75 plus tax per night this year.  This room rate is only available on or before February 4, 2019.

No refunds of conference registration fee after February 20, 2019.

  
Speaker Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM, has no conflicts of interest with regards to this program.

Speaker Divya Sinha Parikh, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, has no conflicts of interest with regards to this program.

Planning committee members Louanne Theiss, Michelle Heim-Streeb and Bhagya Kolli have no conflicts of interest with regards to this program.

Planning committee member Dee Kassing rents breast pumps and sells pump spare parts and various specialty devices for breastfeeding.
 
 
 

Speaker Information

Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM

Cynthia Good, MS Clinical Psychology, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, author, consultant, and internationally recognized speaker. She is also a Certified Diversity Executive and is Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management. She has a strong interest in the emerging field of lactational psychology. She is the Executive Director of LifeCircle Consulting. She formerly served as a mental health care provider, Research Associate in the Publications Department of La Leche League International, faculty of Parkland College, and Education Manager at the International Lactation Consultant Association. She has authored, contributed to, and provided editorial review of numerous publications related to lactation, culture, psychology, and social justice.

Divya Sinha Parikh MD, IBCLC, FAAP 

Divya Sinha Parikh MD, IBCLC, FAAP is a board certified pediatrician practicing in St. Louis, MO. She received her medical training at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her residency in general pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at Case Western Reserve University. She formerly served on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Committee at MetroHealth Hospital Systems in Cleveland, OH and created a breastfeeding medicine clinical rotation during residency. Her work has been presented in a workshop at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting.

As an outpatient staff pediatrician and lactation consultant, she has extensive experience managing lactation concerns across age ranges from early infancy to toddlerhood. Within her practice, Dr. Parikh has taken an active interest in educating and mentoring current and aspiring breastfeeding providers. Outside of her practice, she is an active member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and Lactation Consultants of Metro St. Louis. 
Pumping room available
Rooms available on site at reduced conference rates
highway access and many eateries near by