This course is a Powerpoint presentation intended for IBCLCs, CLCs, and practitioners taking care of the breastfeeding dyad. CERPs are available for this course.
Amanda has been practicing as an RN for over 20 years. She was a hospital based nurse and lactation consultant for 14 years working in Labor and Delivery, Mom-Baby, and Nursery Units. In 2010 she launched a private practice as a lactation consultant and in 2012, she opened the mama ‘hood along with her partners, Allison Schneider and Linda Appel Lipsius. The mama ‘hood is a very busy practice. The practice teaches breastfeeding classes for parents to be, hosts clinical breastfeeding triage and support group 4x per week, and offers 1:1 consults for families with feeding challenges. The lactation team has seen over 10,000 women for breastfeeding support including over 2,200 private consults in the past 5 years. Amanda has lectured about the breastfeeding dyad at numerous conferences for healthcare professionals. The mama 'hood strives to be a center of excellence for ongoing infant feeding education for Health Care Professionals and Birth Professionals. The mama ‘hood has been recognized by the International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners as a long term provider of continuing education hours. Through the mama ‘hood’s intern program Amanda has mentored twelve aspiring lactation consultants to obtain the prestigious credentials of IBCLC.
Specific areas of expertise include: Basic breastfeeding technique and management, Breastfeeding and multiples, Breastfeeding protocols for Premature infants, Biological Feeding Positions, Skin to Skin Infant Care, Prenatal Breastfeeding Education, Protocols for Maximizing Milk Supply for mother with Prior Breast Surgery; Breast augmentation or Reduction, Re-lactation, Induced Lactation for feeding the Surrogate or Adopted baby, Teenage Parents and Infant Feeding, Breastfeeding the Older Baby, Returning to Work, Infant Tethered Oral Tissues, Weaning, Tandem Nursing, Breastfeeding the Baby with Downs Syndrome, Breastfeeding the baby with a Cleft lip or palate, Normalizing Sleep Patterns for the Breastfed Baby.