Don’t miss this amazing gathering of people dedicated to educating families about breastfeeding and peaceful parenting! Join us November 8, 2014 at the New Franklin School in Portsmouth, NH for an amazing day of speakers, vendors, and families learning and sharing together. Featured speaker : Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, RLC
Leaders and Leader Applicants—Join us for a SPECIAL night of fun November 7, 2014! A special Leader gathering will be held the night before the conference. While details of this event are still being put together, it will involve friends, lively discussion, and much chocolate...what’s not to love?
You may also download the LLL of Maine and New Hampshire Celebrating the Family Save The Date Flier in PDF format to distribute to your friends and colleagues. Thank you for spreading word about the LLL of Maine and New Hampshire Area Conference!
Registration and General Information
In order to provide the best possible registration experience, the opening of registration is delayed until September 22nd. Please e-mail us at LLLofMENH@gmail.com if you'd like an alert sent to you once registration begins.
Please check back on September 22nd for registration details, but enjoy the session descriptions below as you make your registration choices.
first session 8:45 - 10:00 AM
101: “Hot Topics in Lactation” (CERP) Traci Meiler, BA, IBCLC
Explore recently published articles in Lactation. Special focus will be placed on D-MER, weaning, tandem nursing, skin-to-skin contact, maternal mental health, partner support, and risks associated with breastfeeding.
102: “Pumping: Why Do They Do That?” Sarah Russell
A discussion of the many reasons a mother might end up exclusively pumping. We will explore support, which "rules" to break and why, and tips for trouble-shooting common pumping problems.
103: “You Don't Need a Degree in Accounting: Group Finances in Plain English” Kate Pennington
Tips on promoting memberships, raising funds, and keeping track of the behind-the-scenes financial details. Bring your questions and concerns about finances and Group management. If numbers make you nervous, this session is for you!
104: "I Love You, But You're Wrong" Kathy Drury
Making parenting decisions is often difficult; it's even harder when your partner decides something else. We'll discuss some of the reasons for those differences, and learn skills for working together as a team.
105: “Keeping the Flame Alive” Amy Shaw
Led by Amy Shaw, Director, LLL Alliance for Breastfeeding Education and LLL USA Council representative, we will discuss the benefits of long-term Leadership, what skills we learn from being a Leader, and how LLL made us the mother and woman we are today.
SEcond session 10:15 - 11:30 AM
201: “A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers” (CERP) Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. IBCLC, RLC
Recent research has revealed a surprising link between inflammation and depression. Although inflammation was first identified as a risk factor for postpartum depression in the late 1990s, researchers have recently learned that it underlies all the other risk factors. All other known causes of depression, such as pain, psychological trauma, lack of social support, or sleep problems, trigger the inflammatory response. This research tells us why women are vulnerable to depression in the last trimester of pregnancy and postpartum. It also explains the link between depression in pregnancy and preterm birth, and why breastfeeding protects maternal mood because it downregulates the stress and inflammatory response.
202: “Loving Guidance for Tweens, Teens, and for Their Parents” Julie Allen
There is good news! The teen years are much better than the myths would have you believe! Come to this session and explore the challenges facing our 12-year-old and older children, the challenges we face as their parents, and how their development (and our own) affects these last few years "in the nest." All questions will be welcome!
203: “Feeding the Family”
Good nutrition is a balancing act. Share concerns, ideas and tips in this discussion session.
204: “When Others Criticize” Kathy Drury
We want the people in our lives to respect our parenting choices. In this session, we'll discuss tips and practice skills for those times when they don't.
THIRD session 1:45 - 3:00 PM
301: “Tongue Tie & Bodywork” (CERP) Celina Dykstra, IBCLC, RLC & Dr. Roy Brewster, DDS, CST
What is bodywork? And what does it have to do with breastfeeding and tongue ties? In this session we will join the dots between oral structure, restrictions of the tongue and the lip, effects of the birth process on latching and suckling and the different methods of bodywork that can enhance breastfeeding support. We will share, more specifically, how Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can allow a baby to suckle more effectively, especially when there are oral restrictions, and how bodywork, when incorporated into a baby's overall breastfeeding support post frenectomy, will help make the most of this procedure.
302: “The Impact of Birthing Options on Breastfeeding” To Be Determined
Choices made during labor can affect breastfeeding success. We'll discuss various options and how to manage challenges.
303: “Family Babywearing” Jan Andrea Heirtzler & Kristi Hayes-Devlin
Come meet with two industry leaders in the babywearing world as they instruct on the basics of babywearing safety and discuss ways that babywearing enhances family life.
304: “Returning Home to Where You Live” Jason Brodeur, Professional Organizer and Founder of (re)making space, LLC
Do the spaces in your home reflect your priorities and values? Are they functioning well and fulfilling their purpose? What if the space you occupy every day is a limiting factor in your family’s well-being and success? In this interactive session, Jason Brodeur shares some organizing concepts and practical strategies for (re)making space in your home so you and your family can thrive. Please come with your questions and a current challenge you are facing in your home.
305: “Becoming an LLL Leader” Allison Eddyblouin
A conversation for Leader Applicants, supporting Leaders, and anyone interested in LLL leadership.
fourth session 3:15 - 4:30 PM
401: “Neuropsychological Effects of Sleep Training and Its Implications for Breastfeeding”
(CERP) Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. IBCLC, RLC
Sleep training continues to be a popular parenting philosophy with its roots in American Behaviorism. The idea behind this approach is that if you want to stop a behavior, don’t “reinforce” it, which increasing its likelihood that it reoccur. Under this school of thought, if you pick up a crying baby, you are just reinforcing the likelihood that the baby will cry more often—especially at night. Recent research has suggested that there is “no apparent harm” to this approach. But is that true? This presentation will describe recent research in neuroscience on the importance of responsive early parenting on brain development, and harmful effects of leaving babies to cry. Non-responsive parenting raises babies’ cortisol levels. Cortisol is toxic to brain cells, particularly in the hippocampus. This research is also put in the context of current AAP recommendations to keep babies in the parents’ room during the first six months, and how solitary sleep increases the babies’ risk of SIDS.
402: “Hello Moon: The Return of Fertility During Breastfeeding” Allison Eddyblouin
Most women today have never been taught the basics of their own fertility. Come explore how the postpartum return to fertility works and the rules of how to use breastfeeding to avoid pregnancy (The Lactational Amenorrhea Method). Leave with some basic tools for observing your own return of fertility. Couples are encouraged to attend together if possible.
403: “Celebrating Fatherhood” Dads Panel
Meet other dads at the playground and share the joys and challenges of supporting and loving our families.
404: “From Tantrums to Terrific”
Seeking and enforcing reasonable limits for your toddlers and pre-school children while still respecting their emotional needs and independence.
7:45-8:45 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Silent Auction
8:45-10:00 a.m. Session 1
10:15-11:30 a.m. Session 2
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch/General Session/New Leader Ceremony
12:45-1:30 p.m. Leader Dessert Discussion
1:45-3:00 p.m. Session 3
3:15 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
3:15-4:30 p.m. Session 4
4:30-4:45 p.m. Silent Auction Pick-up
LLL Leader/Leader Applicant $40.00
LLL Member $45.00
Second adult $10.00 (parent, grandparent, or caregiver)
Late Fee $10.00 (after 10/25/14)
Lunch will also be available for pre-order only on the registration page. See registration link for pricing.