Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin
March 6-7, 2009 Berkeley, CA USA
A Benefit for the United States Lactation Consultant Association
CONFERENCE DETAILS GOALS
Explore the cultural, political, physical and clinical context of lactation.
Facilitate networking among those who work with breastfeeding families.
FACULTY and TOPICS
Nils Bergman, MD
Dr. Bergman’s passion starts with “skin-to-skin contact”, his preferred term for what
many people call Kangaroo Care. He regards maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact as a
first and critical intervention in perinatology, with broad public health impacts and
implications. His expertise extends to developmental neuroscience, breastfeeding,
neonatology and obstetrics. He takes an integrated view of these areas, regarding skinto-skin contact as the neurological pre-requisite to successful breastfeeding, with neonatal and obstetric care re-orienting its purpose to maintaining the integrity of the mother-infant dyad. This holistic view he terms “Kangaroo Mother Care”. He was previously a hospital manager, is currently a Public Health Physician, and sees these issues in the broader context of hospitals, health systems and society as whole.
• Perinatal Neuroscience and Skin-to-Skin Contact
• Kangaroo Mother Care: Restoring the Original Paradigm for Infant Care
• The Neurologically Supportive Labor Setting and NICU Environment
• Maternal Perinatal Behavior
• Implementation of Skin-to-Skin Contact
M. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC
Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC, is on the faculty in the Department of Nutrition at the
University of California, Davis (UC Davis); executive director of the UC Davis Human
Lactation Center; and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Lactation. She is also chair of the UC Davis Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Maternal and
Child Nutrition Workgroup and on the faculty of the Master of Advanced Studies in
Maternal and Child Nutrition program at UC Davis. Dr. Heinig is an international
board certified lactation consultant. Dr. Heinig's research area is maternal and child nutrition, particularly during lactation. Current topics of investigation include nutritional factors related to infant growth and development, behavioral theory and its relation to infant feeding intentions and practices among diverse populations, benefits of breastfeeding for infants and their mothers, and cross-case descriptions of breastfeeding promotion and support programs in California.
• Understanding Mother-Infant Interactions: The Key to Increasing Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Women
Jane A. Morton, MD
After her pediatric residency at Stanford, Jane became a partner at the Palo Alto
Medical Foundation, where she practiced for almost 20 years and was repeatedly
recognized as one of the top pediatricians in the Bay Area. She was then invited to
join the neonatology faculty at Stanford to develop the Breastfeeding Medicine
Program. Over the past 5 years, she had the opportunity to design a nationally
recognized educational program, publish her original research and travel extensively
and internationally as an invited speaker. As a general pediatrician, she enjoys the full gamut of caring for infants, children and adolescents, supporting families in keeping children physically and emotionally healthy. Respecting the diversity of traditions, beliefs and styles of parenting, her philosophy has been to help families raise children to grow up to feel both lovable and capable. She returns to general practice down the hall from her husband, Dr. Michael Jacobs, and her daughter, Dr. Emma Morton-Bours, internists with Interactive Wellness.
• Over-reliance on Breast Pumps, Under Production of Breastmilk
Ulfat Shaikh MD, MPH
Dr. Shaikh's area of interest is in improving healthcare quality, specifically with respect to pediatric nutrition. Her research broadly deals with identifying factors that influence physician decision-making with respect to pediatric nutrition, and evaluating health system and telehealth interventions to improve healthcare quality. She is currently investigating the role of telehealth applications (clinical telemedicine, distance education, and internet communication), in improving the quality of clinical care in pediatric obesity. She is currently an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.
• Optimizing Breastfeeding Support and Promotion for Adolescent Mothers
• The Breastfeeding Friendly Office