Meet the ILCA 2020 Speakers

Live Sessions – 19 August 2020

  • Everyone wants to hold the baby, who will hold the mother? (Jabina Coleman, LSW, MSW, CLC, IBCLC)
  • Advanced Approaches to Optimizing Birthing Care Practices in 2020 and Beyond (Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, FAND)
  • The Right Way to Say “You’re Wrong”: Effective Ethical Scripting for Tough Talk in Lactation (Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA) E-CERPs
  • Conflict of interest in breastfeeding: how the International Code and World Health Assembly Resolutions protect health workers, mothers and babies (David Clark, LLB (Hons), UNICEF)
  • Let’s Get Ethical – The Code of Professional Conduct for IBCLCs: Procedures, Determinations, and Updates (Norma Escobar, IBCLC, RLC) E-CERP
  • We can Learn Some Things from Them, but They can Learn Some Things from us too: an Intergenerational Account of Shared Infant Feeding Information (Alexis Barr, PhD, MS, BA)
  • Collaboration Not Competition: Improving Lactation Outcomes Together (Annie Frisbee, IBCLC)

On-Demand Sessions – 20 August 2020 (released)

  • Breastfeeding the Brave: Providing Lactation Support for Families of Critically Sick Children Beyond the Neonatal Period (Lyndsey Hookway, BSc, RNC, SCPHN, IBCLC)
  • Deficiencies of Humanitarian Aid Practices Toward Infant Feeding During Natural Disaster (Shela Hirani, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, IBCLC)
  • Developmental Implications for Lactation in Premature and Medically Fragile Babies (Paulina Erices, MS, IBCLC, IMH-E Family Specialist)
  • Improving the Care and Feeding of Small and Sick Newborns through the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Findings and Proposed Solutions from Malawi (Corinne Mazzeo, MHS; Patti Welch, MPH, RD)
  • Living with HIV in High Resource Settings and the Deeper Meaning of Breastfeeding Avoidance: Considering Counseling Standards (Michele Griswold, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC; Jesica Pagano-Therrien, PhD, RN, CPNP)
  • Nonprofits and Breastfeeding: Where Do I Start? (Stephanie Carroll, MBA, BS, IBCLC, RLC)
  • Pediatric disaster planning: Training and Partnerships for a Formal Operation Plan for Safe Infant and Young Child Feeding (Paulina Erices, MS, IBCLC, IMH-E Family Specialist)
  • Protection Against Compassion Fatigue for the Lactation Advocate (Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC)
  • The Many Faces of Baby Cafés: Increasing Lactation Access to Reduce Health Disparities Using the Baby Cafe model in Your Community (Lucia Jenkins, RN, IBCLC, RLC; Portia Williams; Jackee Hack; Lisa Miller; Abigail Malman-Case)

On-Demand Sessions – 21 August 2020 (released)

  • Clinical Case Study: Breast/Chest Feeding Infants with Tongue Tie and Oral Motor Disorganization (Mariana Colmenares, MD, IBCLC)
  • Exclusive Pumping: Pros, Cons, and Considerations (Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC)
  • Impact of Lactating Parent’s Health History and Conditions on Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding (Ellen Lechtenberg, MPH, RD, IBCLC)
  • Impact of Online Peer-to-Peer Lactation Support on Breastfeeding Literacy Among Mothers in the Middle East (Yafa Ajweh, IBCLC, Psychiatric and Mental health Nurse)
  • Getting to the Goal: A Pediatrician’s Perspective of Slow Weight Gain in First-time Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Families (Patricia Diaz, Pediatrician, IBCLC, Doula)
  • Is Fem Tech Our Friend? The Fabulous and Frightening Significance in Lactation (Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE, BSc)
  • Making a Difference: Using Your Facility to Teach Lactation Care to Healthcare Students and Professionals (Susan Glaeser, BSN, RNC-IBCLC; Linda Zeccola; Christine Wiseman; Burlene Carrizales)
  • New Data on Utilizing Lactation Acuity to Improve Hospital Lactation Services (Rebecca Mannel, MPH, IBCLC, FILCA)
  • Preparing a Research Manuscript for Publication (Joan Dodgson, PhD, MPH, RN)
  • Techniques for Safe Implementation of Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) Training (Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA)
  • The Effect of Simulation-based Education on Counseling Skills of Lactation Consultants: An Effective Pedagogical Approach (Zohra Kurji, MSc in international primary Health care, RN, RM, BScN, IBCLC; Shelina Bhaman; Zahra Shaheen; Amina Aijaz)
  • Using Technology to Provide Relevant and Personalized Lactation Support (Kristina Chamberlain, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC)

Poster Sessions

Research Posters

  • Assessment of Differences in Breastfeeding Knowledge and Comfort with Breastfeeding in Public among College Students from Varying Countries of Origin (Erin McKinley, PhD, RD, LDN, CLC, CHES; Hilary Gisselle Carrera Arcia, BS) (name different on disclosures spreadsheet)
  • Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding in Human Milk Donors (Azza Ahmed, DNSc, CPNP, IBCLC, FAAN; Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RN, IBCLC)
  • Evaluation of Breast Milk Knowledge Among Students in Health Care Fields(Ummu Erliana, MS; Millie Mattfeldt-Beman. PhD, RD, LD; Laurie P. Shornick, PhD, IBCLC)
  • Hands-on Breastfeeding Education of Hospital Staff: A Pilot Survey of Step 2 Implementation and Financing in Baby-Friendly Hospitals in the United States (Ariana Grabowski; Anna Sadovnikova; Samantha Chuisano; Olivia Anderson, PhD, RD)
  • Impacts of Inpatient Pasteurized Donor Human Milk Utilization on Well-baby Feeding Practices at Discharge and at One Week and One Month Post-discharge (Jie Chang, BSN, MMed, MBBS, IBCLC; Eleanor Lin; Neila Lorenzi; Jacqueline Arroliga; Ayshen McCall)
  • Lactation Simulation Educational Training for Nursing Students: Preliminary Results from Three Pilot Studies (Deborah Busch, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, IBCLC; Joanne Silbert-Flagg; Nancy Sullivan; Anna Sadovnikova)
  • Macronutrient Analysis of Modified-Fat Human Milk Produced by Three Methods of Fat Removal (Kimberly Barbas, BSN, RN, IBCLC)
  • Preliminary Results from the Evaluation of an Innovative, Online Public Health Lactation Course for Interprofessional Education in Clinical Lactation (Olivia Anderson, PhD, RD; Carly McCabe; Anna Sadovnikova)
  • Role of Nutritional Support and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), as Indicated by Decreased Morbidity, Mortality, and Length of Stay (Shereen Abd Elghani, IBCLC, Pediatrician)
  • Role of S100 in Predicting the Neurological Outcome for Newborn Infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Role of Breastfeeding and STS in Improving the Neurological Outcome(Shereen Abd Elghani, IBCLC, Pediatrician)
  • Systematic Review of Breast Massage Techniques Described in the Literature and YouTube Videos(Eileen Suse, MSN, RN; Samantha Chuisano; Anna Sadovnikova)
  • The Development of Breastfeeding Support Model for Premature Infants with a High Risk of Having Critical Condition at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH) (Siriluck Thavonvattana, MEd, BNS; Sunetra Kaewvichien; MEd, BNS; Wannee Junmast, MNS, BNS; Sukanya Suputar, MS, BNS; Suputar Thaor, MNS, BNS)
  • The Role of the IBCLC in Brazil: Reality and Challenges(Carolina Guimaraes, Midwife, Dr, IBCLC)
  • Use of High and Low Fidelity Simulation in Learning Clinical Lactation Skills (Nadine Wodwaski, DNP, MSN-ed, ACNS, RN; Elaine Webber, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC)
  • Validation of a New Instrument to Measure the Understanding of Breastfeeding among Adults (Erin McKinley, PhD, RD, LDN, CLC, CHES)


  • A Needs Assessment for Breastfeeding Students in Higher Education in the State of Kansas (Lauren Kenny, DNP APRN FNP-BC)
  • Increase Maternal Breastmilk Use in the NICU by Using a Quality Improvement Initiative (Mina Jasovic)
  • Increasing Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Duration and Discharge Rates in the NICU: Experiences of a Children’s Hospital (Ellen Lechtenberg, MPH, RD, IBCLC)
  • It Takes a Village: Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding in an Urban Community (Jennifer Russell, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, IBCLC, NHDP-BC; Allison Stiles, MD, IBCLC; Jennifer Kmet, MPH)
  • Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers During HAJJ: A Proposal for Interventional Study (Ezura Madiana Md Monoto, MBBS, Doctor of Medicine (Family Medicine), IBCLC; Saharuddin Ahmad; Nor Kamariah Mohamad Alwi; J Osman Zubaidah)
  • Utilizing Breastfeeding to Reduce Infant Pain During Routine Vaccination (Ariana Komaroff, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC; Sharron Forest, DNP, NNP-BC)