with Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
February 15, 2017 | 10:00 am EST 1.25 R CERP and 1.25 Nursing Contact Hour
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This webinar will NOT be recorded.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the process of Lactogenesis II.
- List at least two methods to decrease engorgement to aid maternal comfort.
- Discuss the effects of grief on caregivers as well as parents.
- Verbalize at least one alternative to milk suppression in a post-loss situation
Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association, has a Master’s degree in Nursing Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been an IBCLC since 1992 and has worked with mothers and babies in a wide variety of breastfeeding situations in both the hospital and in private practice. This wide variety of experience gives her skilled clinical knowledge to share with others and to help expecting and new mothers overcome difficulties. Additionally, Kathy has certifications as a Health Coach, specializing in prenatal, postpartum and breastfeeding care, as well as a Compassion Fatigue Educator, specializing in perinatal and infant loss. Breastfeeding assistance has been provided to families of all types and sizes, in a wide variety of life situations such as adoptive parents, surrogate parents, LBGTQ parents , single parents, long-term nursing, multiples, incarcerated mothers, premature and late-premature infants, chronically ill mothers and infants, perinatal and postnatal loss, and more.. Breastfeeding Perspectives, Kathy’s current private practice, focuses on local, national, and international speaking, writing, and online classes and consultations, especially specializing in low milk supply and nipple trauma. Her first book, Perspectives in Lactation: Is Private Practice for Me? was published in 2015 by Hale Publishing.
Kathy began her lactation career long before the IBCLC certification was born, as a La Leche League Leader in 1984. An experienced and sought-after speaker, Kathy uses humor-infused education and research to provide learners with long-term recall of information in the sessions she teaches. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, USA with her husband of over 40 years and multiple rescue cats and dogs. With two daughters, one son-in-law, and three grandchildren (all of whom, OF COURSE, were breastfed), Kathy enjoys gardening, walking 5Ks, crafting, and writing in her spare time.