Impact of Birth Practices on the
Breastfeeding Mother-Baby Dyad
17 Jan 20 | Linda Smith
WEBINAR form FOR ACTIVE LEADERS (does not include registration for CERPs credit)
Through this webinar, the viewer will learn the origin of birth moving from home to hospitals, related to current outcomes and the risks associated with the induction of labor. The speaker explores the effects of Cesarean surgery on breastfeeding. Also, the impact of chemical pain relief methods including epidurals on breastfeeding, and strategies to help breastfeeding dyads recover from birth interventions.
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Leaders and Leader Applicants– Webinar without 1 L-CERPs: $8.50
Non-Leaders– Webinar without 1.5 L-CERPs: $15.50
About lINDA sMITH:
Linda J. Smith was accredited as a La Leche League Leader in May 1974 in San Antonio, TX and has been an active Leader in 5 cities in the USA and Canada: San Antonio, TX; Alexandria, VA; Yorktown VA; Dayton OH, and Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Linda has served in the Professional Liaison Department and played a major role in helping LLLI develop what is now the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. She has been a popular speaker at LLL Conferences and breastfeeding events in 19 countries; her presentations have been translated into 12 languages including Chinese, Russian and Inuktitut; and she was an invited consultant to experts at World Health Organization BFHI meetings. She is the author of 4 professional textbooks on birth and breastfeeding and co-author of Sweet Sleep, Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family.
Linda holds or has held leadership positions in the American Public Health Association (APHA), United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), the American Breastfeeding Institute (ABI), the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS,) the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Linda serves as ILCA’s liaison to the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and chairs ILCA’s International Code Committee. She is a consultant to Baby-Friendly USA and INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America and holds an adjunct faculty position at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and a Master in Public Health with Global Health concentration. Linda’s three (breastfed) children are now adults, and her 4 grandchildren were all breastfed.