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We invite you to explore the Medela University where you will find online courses on Breastfeeding & Lactation. Please note that all courses are free of charge.

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La edición ampliada del Simposio 2023 de Medela incluye las seis conferencias impartidas por los prestigiosos ponentes y los esclarecedores debates llevados a cabo durante el evento en directo celebrado en Múnich. Los asistentes pueden ver cada curso separadamente y obtener puntos CPD por curso para un total de 3 puntos CPD. Los ponentes internacionales ofrecieron los avances más recientes en los temas de la lactancia como un sistema biológico, la investigación sobre la "triada compuesta por la madre, la leche materna y el bebé lactante,  y la implementación de las mejores prácticas de lactancia en la unidad neonatal y de parto. Los expertos también hicieron un llamado en la necesidad de dar prioridad a la propia leche materna y recopilar métricas estandarizadas para mejorar los resultados de los lactantes en la unidad neonatal.   El programa incluye las siguientes conferencias: La lactancia como sistema biológico: La dinámica de la composición de la leche humana (Prof. Lars Bode, EE.UU.)  La lactancia como sistema biológico: La importancia de la dosis (Prof. Donna Geddes, Australia) Una llamada a la acción: Mejorar los resultados de la leche humana y la lactancia dando prioridad al inicio efectivo de la lactancia (Prof. Diane Spatz, EE.UU.) Inicio de la lactancia: El apoyo profiláctico a la lactancia como norma asistencial para las madres de bebés ingresados en la UCIN (Dra. Rebecca Hoban, Canadá) Mejorar la supervivencia y los resultados de los recién nacidos prematuros mediante la optimización de la leche materna temprana: un kit de herramientas de mejora de la calidad nacional de la Asociación Británica de Medicina Perinatal (BAPM) (Dra. Sarah Bates) Priorizar la leche materna propia en la Unidad Neonatal: Necesidad de métricas estandarizadas que reflejen la lactancia y la alimentación infantil (Prof. Neena Modi) Read More

L'édition étendue du Symposium 2023 de Medela comprend les six conférences données par les orateurs renommés et leurs discussions éclairantes lors de l'événement en direct organisé à Munich. Les participants peuvent doser le visionnage et regarder chaque cours séparément.  Des points CPD peuvent également être gagnés par cours pour un total de 3 points CPD. Les conférenciers internationaux ont présenté les avancées les plus récentes dans les domaines de la lactation en tant que système biologique, de la recherche sur la "triade" mère-lait maternel-nourrisson et de l'initiation aux meilleures pratiques en matière de lactation dans les unités néonatales et les maternités. Ils ont également mis l'accent sur la nécessité de donner la priorité au lait maternel et de recueillir des mesures standardisées pour améliorer les résultats pour les nourrissons dans l'unité néonatale.   Le programme comprend les conférences suivantes: La lactation en tant que système biologique : La dynamique de la composition du lait humain  (Prof. Lars Bode, USA) La lactation en tant que système biologique : L'importance de la dose  (Prof. Donna Geddes, Australie) Un appel à l'action : Améliorer les résultats du lait humain et de l'allaitement en donnant la priorité à une initiation efficace de la lactation (Prof. Diane Spatz, USA) Initiation à la lactation : Le soutien prophylactique à la lactation comme norme de soins pour les mères d'enfants en soins intensifs néonatals  (Dr Rebecca Hoban, Canada) Améliorer la survie et les résultats pour les prématurés en optimisant le lait maternel précoce : une boîte à outils nationale d'amélioration de la qualité de la BAPM (Association britannique de Médecine Périnatale) (Dr Sarah Bates) Priorité au lait maternel dans l'unité néonatale : Nécessité de disposer de mesures standardisées qui tiennent compte de l'allaitement et de l'alimentation des nourrissons (Prof. Neena Modi) Read More

Die erweiterte Ausgabe des Medela Symposiums 2023 enthält alle sechs Vorträge der renommierten Referenten und ihre aufschlussreichen Diskussionen von der Live-Veranstaltung in München. Die Teilnehmer können die Vorträge dosiert und einzeln ansehen.  Pro Kurs können auch CPD-Punkte erworben werden, insgesamt also 3 CPD-Punkte. Internationale Referenten stellten die neuesten Fortschritte zu den Themen Laktation als biologisches System, Forschung zur "Triade" Mutter-Muttermilch-Säugling und Einführung von Best Practices für die Laktationsunterstützung auf der Neugeborenen- und der Entbindungsstation vor. Sie konzentrierten sich auf die Notwendigkeit, der Muttermilch Priorität einzuräumen und standardisierte Messdaten zu erheben, um die Ergebnisse auf der Neugeborenenstation zu verbessern.   Agenda: Die Laktation als biologisches System: Die Dynamik der menschlichen Milchzusammensetzung  (Prof. Lars Bode, USA) Die Laktation als biologisches System: Die Bedeutung der Dosis (Prof. Donna Geddes, Australien) Ein Aufruf zum Handeln: Verbesserung der Muttermilchernährung und des Stillens durch Priorisierung eines effektiven Stillbeginns  (Prof. Diane Spatz, USA) Beginn der Laktation: Prophylaktische Stillunterstützung als Standard in der Betreuung von Müttern von Neugeborenen auf der Intensivstation  (Dr Rebecca Hoban, Kanada) Verbesserung der Mortalität und Outcomes von Frühgeborenen durch Optimierung der frühen Muttermilchernährung: Ein nationales Toolkit zur Qualitätsverbesserung von BAPM  (Dr Sarah Bates) Priorisierung der eigenen Muttermilch auf der Neonatologischen Station: Bedarf an standardisierten Metriken zur Erfassung von Laktation und Säuglingsernährung  (Prof. Neena Modi) Read More

Medela´s Symposium 2023 extended edition includes all six lectures delivered by the renowned speakers and their enlightening discussions from the live event hosted in Munich. Attendees can dose the viewing and watch each course separately.  CPD points can also be earned per course for a total of 3 CPD points.   The Symposium bundle is also available with simultaneous translations. Click on the following links to access.  German  French  Spanish   International speakers provided most recent advances in the topics of lactation as a biological system, research in the mother-breast milk-infant “triad” and initiation of lactation best practice in the neonatal unit and Maternity Ward as well as focused on the need of prioritizing own mother’s milk and collecting standardized metrics to improve infant outcomes in the neonatal unit.   The agenda included the following lectures: Lactation as a biological system: The dynamics of human milk composition (Prof. Lars Bode, USA) Lactation as a biological system: The importance of dose (Prof. Donna Geddes, Australia) A call to action: Improving human milk & breastfeeding outcomes by prioritizing effective initiation of lactation (Prof. Diane Spatz, USA) Initiation of lactation: Prophylactic lactation support as Standard of Care for mothers of NICU infants (Dr Rebecca Hoban, Canada) Improving survival & outcomes for preterm infants through optimizing early maternal breast milk: A national quality improvement toolkit from BAPM (Dr Sarah Bates) Prioritizing own mother‘s milk in the neonatal unit: Need for standardized metrics that capture lactation and infant feeding (Prof. Neena Modi) Read More

Join our webinar for a concise exploration of colostrum's molecular science and practical applications. Learn how to optimize colostrum provision by emphasizing early breastfeeding initiation. Discover best practices for increasing skin-to-skin practices in your units and explore the implementation of oral immune therapy for critically ill infants. Presenter(s) Dr. Sarah Reyes, PhD and Jenny Murray, BSN, RN, IBCLC Dr. Sarah Reyes is a human milk scientist. Over the past decade, her research has centered on understanding how the composition of human milk shapes infant growth and development. Dr. Reyes received her PhD in human nutrition from Cornell University and completed postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Meghan Azad at the University of Manitoba. Currently, she is a full-time, independent research consultant. She helps human milk and nutrition companies design, conduct, publish, and share research about maternal and child nutrition. Jenny Murray, BSN, RN, IBCLC is the Clinical Education Manager supporting North America. Responsible for providing clinical expertise on the delivery of neonatal, newborn and pediatric nutrition, as well as maternal lactation, Jenny presents the science to both clinical audiences and new parents. With more than 20 years’ experience as a neonatal nurse, Jenny has served in a variety of nursing leadership roles within the NICU. These experiences fostered her love for education and research, with a special interest in supporting clinicians to advance the innovative world of neonatology. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Baylor University. She was inducted into Tenet’s Hero Hall of Fame in 2015 and featured in the American Hospital Association publication for her leadership, clinical expertise and deep connections with family during and after their infants’ stay. She received the Excellence in Nursing Award from D Magazine in 2016. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.   Read More

Breastfeeding is recommended by all major organizations as the standard for infant feeding. While many families intend to breastfeed, many families do not meet their goals and stop breastfeeding earlier than they planned. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.   Presenter Jenny Thomas, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM Dr. Jenny Thomas is a pediatrician and breastfeeding medicine specialist in Franklin, Wisconsin and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She received her MD from MCW in 1993, and her MPH in 2011. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2003. She is now serving on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board after spending several years as the Chief of the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinators. She recently stepped down after 6 years on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP. She is a founder and an Immediate-past Chairperson of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition. She has received national awards for teaching, advocacy for children, and innovation within her practice and community. She is one of only a few physicians internationally to be recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (FABM) for her expertise on breastfeeding. Read More

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