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Join us as we celebrate 65 years of breastfeeding support!

Our conference, Celebrating Connections, is open to Leaders, mothers, parents, families, and healthcare professionals from around the world.

If you are interested in sponsoring this global event, please email info@llli.org

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Come back to this page 20 October 2021 for more details on how you can register to view recordings of our Conference Sessions in there originally presented language. More details to follow regarding translations which may be available after the live event.

Questions?? Please contact customercare@llli.org
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Conference Guide

Conference Guide English
Guía de conferencias en español
Konferenzführererman Deutsch
Guide de conférence Français
会議ガイド日本語
会议指南中文

From October 16 – 18 there will be sessions running around the clock.

Please note that list this of speakers and session titles may change.

  • Dr. Alberto Heart Pediatra, práctica privada
    Co-Regulación, Apego Y El Desarrollo de Nuestras Respuestas Sociales Y Reacciones Emocionales
  • Dr. Alison Hazelbacker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE
    Craniosacral Therapy and Infant Breastfeeding Problems
  • Alyssa Schnell MS, IBCLC
    Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding for the Non-Birthing Parent: Adoption, Surrogacy, LBGTQIA+ and More
  • Amarante Avendaño Bióloga, Dra. en Ciencias
    Leche Materna y Células Madre
  • Ann Calandro MSN, RN, IBCLC
    Shall I Stay or Shall I Go?

  • Anne Lisse Taboada LLL France
    Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Our LLL Work
    Personal Biases in Our LLL Work

  • Aubrey Richardson RN IBCLC
    Supporting Families with Hypoplasia/IGT

  • Barbara Nicholson M.Ed., CEIM
    Infant Attachment: Learning the Language of Love

  • Benaifer Bhandari LLL Great Britain
    Lactation, Love and Language – Let’s Be Brave!

  • Birdie Meyer
    Postpartum Depression
  • Brittany Casey LLL Leader
    Working with Applicants Virtually or via Social Media

  • Dr. Carlos Gonzalez MD, Pediatra
    Alimentación Complementaria

  • Carmelle Gentle
    Infant and Maternal Care
  • Carmen Vandenabeele LLL Réseau pour l’Allaitement
    Devenir une Animatrice de LLL

  • Carol Smyth IBCLC
    Reflux in Babies

  • Carolina Gowland Psychologist & Constanza Cilley Abogada y Magister en Sociologia
    Human Lactation and Work in Argentina

  • Carolyn Driver-Burgess LLLI Board Co-Chair & Linda Wieser LLL Canada
    LLLI Strategic Plan

  • Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC
    Breastfeeding Infants with Cardiorespiratory Disorders

  • Cindy Garrison LLL Alliance
    Making Application Work Fun

  • Claude Didierjean-Jouveau LLL France
    Breastfed Babies and Breastfeeding Parents’ Sleep

  • Dania Amador LLL Panama
    Teamwork: Aspirante, Líder Madrina y Representante del LAD

  • Professor Darcia Narvaez PhD
    The Evolved Nest: The Wellness-Informed Pathway to Thriving

  • Devorah Schesch-Wernick IBCLC & Johanna Rhys Davies & Susan Oldrieve  LLLI Bylaws Committee co Chairs
    What LLLI Policies Do; Especially When It Looks Like Nothing

  • Professor Elizabeth Quinn MPH PhD
    The Role of Human Milk in Infant Growth and Development 
  • Ella Gray Cullen RN, CLC & Jill Rabin M.S. CCC-SLP/L IBCLC & Rachel Murphy RN, CLC
    Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome

  • Elvira Germaná LLL Leader
    Trabajando con la Checklist

  • Erin Northrup MAHSR
    Breastfeeding After Birth Trauma

  • Giuditta Mastrototaro LLL Leader Degree in Pedagogy, LLL CSD facilitator
    Owning Conflicts in Breastfeeding Organizations and Finding Ways Through

  • Heidy Guzmán LLLI Board Member
    Inclusivity and Outreach

  • Professor Helen Ball BSc (Hons), MA, PhD
    Breastfeeding & Infant Sleep

  • Helen Gray MPhil IBCLC LLL Great Britain &  Johanna Rhys Davies LLL Great Britain
    Breastfeeding and Human Rights

  • Dr. Jack Newman MD, FRCPC
    What They Did Not Teach You About Breastfeeding in Your Training

  • Dr. James McKenna Ph.D.
    Introducing Breastsleeping, Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Sleep and Feeding Arrangements and Why we Need This Concept

  • Janet Jendron B.A. LLL Leader & Katie Simmons M.A.
    Accessibility for LLL Leader Websites and More

  • Professor Jarold Johnston DNP, CNM, IBCLC
    The Role of the Father in Breastfeeding

  • Jo-Anne Elder
    Creating Safer and Braver Spaces
  • Joanna McNeilly CBE, CBC, CLC, CKCP
    Babywearing Supports Breastfeeding and Beyond

  • Dr. José-María Paricio-Talayero Pediatra
    Repercusiones de la COVID-19 en los derechos de la infancia y de las madres y en la lactancia.

  • Judy Canahuati MPhil.
    Reflections on a Career as a La Leche League Leader

  • Kathleen Kendall – Tackett PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
    Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

  • Kathy Parkes MSN-Ed, BPsy, RN, IBCLC, FILCA, CHC, CAHPE
    Does It Really Matter? Breast Surgery, Injury, Modifications, and Lactation

  • Kay Hoover M, Ed., IBCLC
    Abundant Milk Supply

  • Laura Brown Laubach IBCLC LLL España
    Connecting Using Active Listening
    Conectar Utilizando la Escucha Activa

  • Laurel Wilson IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLE
    Foundations in Health: Human Milk, Epigenetics, and the Microbiome

  • Lisa Reagan
    Meet the Wayfinders: Empowering Stories of Breaking, Transforming, and Moving Beyond Barriers to Breastfeeding Advocacy. Discover How They Did It, And We Can Too!
  • Lola Ornato
    Bias & Breastfeeding
  • Lori Bryan LLL USA & Sarah Quigley LLL USA
    Finding Potential Applicants and the Pre-Application Discussion

  • Lu Hanessian MSc
    The Power of Tenderness

  • Lysa Parker MS, CFLE, CEIM
    Why Attachment Matters

  • Professor Marcus Renato de Carvalho Pediatra, IBCLC,
    Destete Comerciogenico

  • Maria Teresa Ortega LLL Mexico
    Diálogo pre Aspirante

  • Maria Yasnova IBCLC, LLL Great Britain & Sarah Denniston LLL Great Britain
    Reflections on Running an Online Antenatal Course by LLL Great Britain

  • Mariana Peterson Education specialist, LLL Leader
    Sesión de Práctica o Evaluación

  • Marianne Vakiener LLL USA LLLI Board Secretary
    How Wide Arms Hold Our Core Values

  • Marianne Vakiener LLL USA, LLLI Board Secretary Linda Wieser LLL Canada
    Making the Checklist Practical

  • Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC
    40 Years of the Code: How You Can Make a Difference

  • Dr. Meghan Owenz
    Spoiled Right: Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need
  • Michaela (Misha) Laudicina LLL Leader
    Keeping Applicants and Supporting Leaders Motivated

  • Mónica Tesone
    Licenciada Psicóloga
    Lactancia Materna Como Factor Protector de Maltrato, Abuso y Abandono

  • Mònica Tornadijo Sabaté LLL España & Ana Isabel Barriga LLL España
    Conviértete en Líder/Monitora de LLL

  • Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA
    What’s New in Lactation

  • Nancy Williams MA, MFT, IBCLC, CCE
    Breastfeeding and the Mother-Baby Dyad
  • Naomi Bar-Yam ACSW, Ph.D.
    The Impact of Culture on Breastfeeding

  • Natasha Kapsali LLLGreece
    Communication Skills in Application Work

  • Nekisha Killings MPH IBCLC
    Compassion Fatigue for the Helper: Extending Empathy Starts with Me

  • Dr. Nils Bergman MD, MPH, PhD
    Nurturescience, and iKMC Study
  • Peggy O’Mara B.S.
    The International Movement for a Care Income

  • Rachel Concitis LLL Alliance
    Interested in LLL Leadership?

  • Ruth Gutsens Lizarreta CLA Lactancia sin Fronteras
    Formación: Hagamos Que Sea Divertida, Ya Sea en Persona o Virtual

  • Sara Chana Silverstein IBCLC, RH (AHG)
    Breastfeeding and Herbs What Is Safe? What Is Not?

  • Shukura Ayoluwa Umi MPH
    Maternal and Lactation Health Communications Needs for African Descent Fem and Non-Binary Families

  • Vered Lev IBCLC, N.D.
    Nutrition for the Busy Nursing Mother

  • Dr William Sears, Martha Sears with Janet Jendron
    Family Perspectives from the Real World
  • Meet the La Leche League International Executive Director, Zion Tankard

 

Disclosures
Helen Ball has disclosed that she is an elected board member of the International Society for the Prevention and Study of Infant Deaths (ISPSID); Chair, Scientific Committee (honorary) of Lullaby Trust (a United Kingdom SIDS prevention charity); Assessment Panel Member (honorary) for UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative; and Consultancy Project to provide training for Health Professionals – Scottish Government Division of Maternal-Infant Health.

Jo-Anne Elder has disclosed that she is a self-employed speaker, writer, and editor.

Nancy Mohrbacher has disclosed a financial relationship with Nancy Mohrbacher Solutions, Inc which sells books that cover her topic.

Alyssa Schnell has disclosed a financial relationship as an author represented with Preaclarus Press and she also offers an online course that is a supplement to her book.

Carol Smyth has disclosed that she is the author of a book, “Why Infant Reflux Matters”.

World Fair

LLL’s very own market places with items for sale from LLL Groups from around the World.Want a pin, a tote bag, LLL books? This is your place to find them and much more

Exhibition Hall

Visit our sponsors.

Silent Auction

The auction will be open from Friday until Monday featuring a wide range of items.

Family Dance Party

All music is family friendly and can be enjoyed by all ages. Dj Pdogg who is a father of 4. This interactive party includes line dances, games, and an all-around good timeDance with the family,

Tigers is a film by Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic.

Screening October 16

Based on the true story of a former Nestlé baby milk salesman in Pakistan called Syed Aamir Raza (played in the film by major Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi) taking on the industry with the help of Baby Milk Action and #IBFAN (the International Baby Food Action Network) when he realises that babies are dying as a result of his work pressuring doctors to promote formula.
Tigers. Based on the true story of a former Nestlé baby milk salesman

Reflecting on 65 years of La Leche League

Join Marian Tompson, one of La Leche League’s co-Founders, as she reflects on the last 65 years – interviewed by Zion Tankard, Executive Director of La Leche League International.

We Remember Tea

Gail Moak, Friends of LLL Board President and Joan Crothers, LLL Leader invite you to join the Friends of La Leche League We Remember Tea

We Are La Leche League

5000 Leaders working across 80 countries.
65 years of mother – to – mother, parent – to – parent, heart – heart support

NEW LEADER WELCOME

The LLLI Board are pleased to be welcoming our newly accredited Leaders.

CLOSING SESSION

Join the LLLI Board for our closing session on 18 October

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LLLI is pleased to announce that Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) for lactation consultants will be available through a short-term providership with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Our program has been approved for 29.75 contact hours: 24.75 L-CERPs, 3 R-CERPs, and 2 E-CERPs.  Qualifying topics are designated “CERP” in the conference materials.

Because this is a virtual program, participants will be required to complete a quiz with a passing grade of 80% to be awarded CERPs.  Instructions for accessing CERP quizzes will be available once the conference begins.

timing

Sessions will remain available for 6 months after the live conference. You can continue to complete your CERPS during this time

Translations

CERPS Quizzes will be made available in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Chinese (simplified)

Sessions

  • Dr. Alison Hazelbacker PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE
    Craniosacral Therapy and Infant Breastfeeding Problems
  • Alyssa Schnell MS, IBCLC
    Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding for the Non-Birthing Parent: Adoption, Surrogacy, LBGTQIA+ and More
  • Aubrey Richardson RN IBCLC
    Supporting Families with Hypoplasia/IGT
  • Barbara Nicholson M.Ed., CEIM
    Infant Attachment: Learning the Language of Love
  • Carol Smyth IBCLC
    Reflux in Babies
  • Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC
    Breastfeeding Infants with Cardiorespiratory Disorders
  • Professor Darcia Narvaez PhD
    The Evolved Nest: The Wellness-Informed Pathway to Thriving
  • Erin Northrup MAHSR
    Breastfeeding After Birth Trauma
  • Professor Helen Ball BSc (Hons), MA, PhD
    Breastfeeding & Infant Sleep

  • Helen Gray MPhil IBCLC LLL Great Britain &  Johanna Rhys Davies LLL Great Britain
    Breastfeeding and Human Rights
  • Dr. Jack Newman MD, FRCPC
    What They Did Not Teach You About Breastfeeding in Your Training
  • Professor Jarold Johnston DNP, CNM, IBCLC
    The Role of the Father in Breastfeeding
  • Jo-Anne Elder
    Creating Safer and Braver Spaces
  • Joanna McNeilly CBE, CBC, CLC, CKCP
    Babywearing Supports Breastfeeding and Beyond

  • Kathleen Kendall – Tackett PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
    Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
  • Kathy Parkes MSN-Ed, BPsy, RN, IBCLC, FILCA, CHC, CAHPE
    Does It Really Matter? Breast Surgery, Injury, Modifications, and Lactation

  • Kay Hoover M, Ed., IBCLC
    Abundant Milk Supply

  • Laura Brown Laubach IBCLC LLL España
    Connecting Using Active Listening
    Conectar Utilizando la Escucha Activa

  • Laurel Wilson IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLE
    Foundations in Health: Human Milk, Epigenetics, and the Microbiome

  • Lysa Parker MS, CFLE, CEIM
    Why Attachment Matters
  • Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC
    40 Years of the Code: How You Can Make a Difference
  • Mónica Tesone Licenciada Psicóloga
    Lactancia Materna Como Factor Protector de Maltrato, Abuso y Abandono
  • Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA
    What’s New in Lactation

  • Nancy Williams MA, MFT, IBCLC, CCE
    Breastfeeding and the Mother-Baby Dyad
  • Naomi Bar-Yam ACSW, Ph.D.
    The Impact of Culture on Breastfeeding
  • Nekisha Killings MPH IBCLC
    Compassion Fatigue for the Helper: Extending Empathy Starts with Me
  • Sara Chana Silverstein IBCLC, RH (AHG)
    Breastfeeding and Herbs What Is Safe? What Is Not?
  • Vered Lev IBCLC, N.D.
    Nutrition for the Busy Nursing Mother

 

 

sent 15 October 2021

THE SESSIONS START IN ONE HOUR!
Welcome to the first day of the 2021 LLLI Virtual Conference!
We are thrilled that you decided to join us to celebrate 65 years of Connections with families around the world.
Join us! please click the link below to access today’s sessions.
We will be kicking things off with a message from LLLI Executive Director, Zion Tankard!
For translations, look in the left of the session for the link. If there is a session description, please look under
it. You might have to click on See More to find it.
See, you in an hour!
Remember to click on each session to join LIVE.
Also, join the conversation and let us know your favorite moments by using #LLLI_65 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
All the best,
The LLLI Team

sent 11 October 2021
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Dear La Leche League International (LLLI) Conference Attendee:

Thank you for registering for the 2021 LLLI 65th Anniversary Conference. It’s time to log in to the virtual event site and begin planning your event experience.
We encourage you to explore the site to view the session schedule and update your profile on the event platform. Make sure to bookmark the login page for easy access to the platform.

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Explore the Platform:

Check out the speakers
Add sessions to your schedule to get email alerts when a session is about to begin
Visit with exhibitors, the Silent Auction, and the World’s Faire
We look forward to seeing you!

Here is what we have planned for you:

65+ spectacular speakers to celebrate 65 years of LLL
Silent Auction
Worlds Faire (have you signed up to host a table?)
We Remember Tea hosted by the Friends of La Leche League
Family Dance party hosted by DJ PDOGG (request your favorite family-friendly music HERE)

This is a portion of what you can expect! We look forward to hosting you at our conference and hope you will invite friends, family, and other professionals to join us. Visit our website to find out how you can sponsor an attendee through a donation to our scholarship fund https://www.llli.org/conference-giving/.   If you have other questions, please contact us at customercare@llli.org.

Sincerely,

The LLLI  Conference Team

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Celebrate in style

Celebrate 65 years of La Leche League with our range of t-shirts, vests, hoodies, mugs and tote bags from Bonfire!
Chose the “Celebrating Connections” conference logo or “Celebrating 65 years” with the LLLi logo

Grab Conference Merchandise!!! Available in multiple styles, colors, and sizes, and all profits go to LLLI.

Order before 24 September to ensure you receive your items in time for the conference.
Order here.
Two t Shirts. On the left the Celbrating Connections shirt, on the right celrbating 65 years with the LLL Logo

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If you are generating a PDF, click Save. You are prompted for the name and folder location to save the file.