Douglas College Breastfeeding Day

  • 05 Mar 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • DOUGLAS COLLEGE DAVID LAM CAMPUS 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC


Douglas College Perinatal Program
21st Annual Breastfeeding Education Day!

Saturday, March 5, 2016   8:30 am – 4:30 pm
1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC

Registration Information

Course Registration Number: 11225
Course Fee: $160 plus $8 GST
 (includes refreshments, buffet lunch and door prizes)

Telephone Registration: 604.527.5472 (VISA or MASTERCARD only)
Toll Free Number: 866.930.5472

For additional information please call: Virginia Towers at 604.777.6531 or


About the Speaker


Cynthia Good Mojab, MS Clinical Psychology, is a Clinical Counselor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, author, researcher, and internationally recognized speaker. She is also Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management. As one of a small group of mental health care providers in the world who are also IBCLCs, she has a strong interest in the emerging field of lactational psychology. She is the Director of LifeCircle Counseling and Consulting, LLC. She formerly served as Research Associate in the Publications Department of La Leche League International, was on the faculty of Parkland College, and currently serves as Education Manager at the International Lactation Consultant Association. She has authored, contributed to, and provided editorial review of numerous publications related to breastfeeding, culture, and psychology.

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 – 10:30 am
Ethics, Culture, and Breastfeeding: Essential Concepts and Principles for Lactation Specialists

An introduction to ethical and cultural concepts and principles that are essential for ethical decision making in cross-cultural breastfeeding counseling and lactation consulting settings. It includes a review of cultural dimensions which impact breastfeeding and breastfeeding counseling and lactation consulting, principles within the Code of Professional Conduct that mandate cultural competence, how ethical issues interact with non-universal, culturally-based values and beliefs in breastfeeding counseling and lactation consulting, and fundamental principles that lactation specialists must apply when working to resolve ethical dilemmas in cross-cultural settings.

10:30 – 11:00 am   Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Woman Behind the Breasts: The Context of Infant Feeding Issues

A review of several models of context and their application to infant feeding issues and decisions. Provides lactation consultants and other perinatal health care providers with understanding and tools to work more compassionately and effectively with mothers from diverse backgrounds.

12:30 – 1:30 pm   

1:30 – 2:45 pm
The Rug Pulled Out from Underneath Me: Depression During Pregnancy and After Birth

An overview of perinatal depression, including risk factors, symptoms, how breastfeeding and postpartum depression interact, breastfeeding compatible approaches to treating postpartum depression, and why and how perinatal specialists should screen and refer at-risk clients for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of perinatal depression.

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Brief Breastfeeding Encounters: Effective Counseling Techniques When Time is Limited

The limited time in which many lactation specialists work with breastfeeding families means that only a portion of the support and information that is needed can be provided. Therefore, a critical goal of brief breastfeeding encounters must be the initiation and nurturing of a process of learning and change that the family can sustain on their own after the encounter is over. This goal is also central to solution-focused brief therapy. This presentation offers an introduction to key concepts and techniques from solution-focused brief therapy and describes how they can be applied—in a non-psychotherapeutic manner—to the provision of breastfeeding support and lactation consulting. It includes practical tools that any lactation specialist can routinely use to work more effectively with breastfeeding families when time is limited, such as helping clients set goals that can be measured, looking for exceptions to the problem, and keeping track of progress through the use of scaling.

4:00 – 4:30 pm
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