La Leche League of Indiana, Inc. LLL of IN, Inc.
18133 State Rd. 37 NON-PROFIT ORG.
Harlan, IN 46743 U.S. POSTAGE PD.
PERMIT NO. 10
La Leche League is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing
education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
November 6-8, 2003
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Ramada Inn & Conference Center
La Leche League of Indiana presents
Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference
Making a Difference,
One Family at a Time
Program Schedule You are invited…
Nov. 6-8, 2003 LLL of Indiana Area Conference to a very exciting weekend at the 2003 La Leche League of Indiana Area
Conference. The weekend is filled with many attractions: technical, family,
Making a Difference, One Family at a Time and many other sessions; a Children’s Activity Room; Bookstore; Donation
Drawing and Silent Auction; Friday and Saturday breakfasts with speakers;
THURSDAY Speaker Reception and Book Signing; Family Story Hour, and much more.
1:00–4:00 pm Communication Skills Session It is our intent to promote a better understanding of the value of
4:00–5:30 pm Registration breastfeeding, parenting, childbirth, and related subjects. This is a unique
5:30–8:30 pm Communication Skills Session Conference, combining professionals and families in an educational and
6:30-8:00 pm Dinner supportive atmosphere.
FRIDAY We encourage you to read this entire registration packet before
7:00–8:15 am Registration completing the registration form. The packet contains all the information
Breakfast you need to attend the Conference. Feel free to share this information with
8:30–10:00 am Session I other people who might be interested; be sure to copy the entire packet so
10:15–10:45 am Opening General Session they have all the vital information. Let them know they may also register
11:00 am–12:15 pm Session II online at www.lllusa.org/IN.
12:30–1:45 pm Luncheon & Exhibit Area/Bookstore Open
2:00–3:30 pm Session III We anticipate a wonderful Conference weekend and we hope that it will
3:45–5:15 pm Session IV enrich your life and the lives of your families.
5:30–6:00 pm Speaker Reception and Book Signing
6:15–7:30 pm Dinner Renáe Schoening
8:00–9:00 pm Story Hour for Families Area Coordinator of Events
7:00–8:15 am Registration
8:30–10:00 am Session I La Leche League’s Mission
10:15–10:45 am Opening General Session
is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed
11:00 am–12:15 pm Session II
through mother-to-mother support,
12:30–1:45 pm Luncheon & Exhibit Area/Bookstore Open
encouragement, information, and education
2:00–3:15 pm Session III
and to promote a better understanding of
3:30–4:45 Session IV
breastfeeding as an important element in
5:00–5:30 Closing General Session the healthy development of
the baby and mother.
rights of breastfeeding women in Texas, helped found the Texas Chapter of
Featured Guests Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies, and is a co-founder and board member of the
Mothers Milk Bank at Austin.
Paula Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN is the Associate Director for Clinical
Research in the Neonatology Section of Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical
Center in Chicago, Illinois. She is also the NICU Lactation Program Director in the
Department of Maternal-Child Nursing, a Professor of Maternal-Child Nursing at
the Rush College of Nursing, and a member of the La Leche League International Continuing Education Speakers
Professional Advisory Board. A specialist in NICU lactation, she has lectured on James Kenny, ACSW, PhD
all facets of the subject and is widely published in professional journals. Paula Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN
Birdie Meyer, RN, MS, CLC
Dia Michels, BA is founder and president of Platypus Media, an independent Dia Michels, BA
press promoting breastfeeding, as well as the concepts and practice of attach- Judith Roepke, PhD, RD, IBCLC
ment parenting. An internationally published science and health writer, Dia is a Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC
popular speaker, lecturing frequently around the country. Her books include the Rick Sudsberry, MA, LMFT, LMHC
award-winning Milk, Money & Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding, Barbara Wilson-Clay, BS, IBCLC
Breastfeeding at a Glance, Breastfeeding Annual International, and If My Mom
Were a Platypus: Animal Babies and their Mothers. LLL Special Guests
Nancy Spahr, LLLI Director of Leader Accreditation Department
Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC is an internationally known author, teacher Shirley Mascoe, USWD Events Administrator
and lecturer, and proud grandmother. Linda is a lactation consultant in private
practice in Dayton, Ohio. She has been a La Leche League Leader for 28 years, a
LLL Leader Speakers
childbirth educator for over 20 years, worked in a three-hospital system in Texas
Pam Ahearn Carla Nelson, CSI
and a public health agency in Virginia, and served as Breastfeeding Coordinator
Joyce Bermes, RN, IBCLC, APL Susan Para, ACL
for the Ohio Department of Health. Linda is a founder of IBLCE, founder and past
Sharon Bouma-Holtrop Susan Penrod, CLA
board member of ILCA, and serves on the United States Breastfeeding Committee
Kristen Dobyns, CSC Mary-Ann Schmutte, IBCLC
representing the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. She is co-owner and
Carissa Dollar, ACC Denise Schnell, CSI
co-operator of the Bright Future Lactation Resource Center.
Christie Hanly Renáe Schoening, ACE
Gina Lane, DA Karen Weiss, AFC
Nancy Spahr has been a LLL Leader for 26 years. She has been with the Leader
Kelly Lines Jill Whelan, CSI
Accreditation Department for over 20 years. Currently she is the LLLI Director of
the Leader Accreditation Department. She lives in Peru, Indiana and has 4
children. Other Guest Speakers
Jean Arnold, CBE
Char Wenc, BSE, M.Ed. is a professor in Masters and Doctorial programs and Lynda Barton-Smith, RN, CD(DONA), CBE
the author of two internationally recognized books: Parenting – Are We Having Stephen Bouma-Holtrop
Fun Yet? and Cooperation – Learning Through Laughter. She has been speaking Tracee Jackson
professionally for 20 years in the areas of parenting, teaching, and training for John Mascoe
cooperation and social interest in youth. Jim Schmutte
Barbara Wilson-Clay, BS, IBCLC maintains a private lactation consultant
practice in Austin, Texas. She has been a La Leche League Leader since 1981, Thanks to all who contribute
served as Professional Liaison of LLL of Texas, is a clinical photographer, author,
and lecturer. Barbara’s research and commentaries have appeared in numerous
to making a difference
professional publications and she is a contributing editor of Current Issues in
Clinical Lactation. Barbara also served a term as the ILCA delegate to the Board
to mothers and babies in our Area.
of Directors of the IBCLE. She helped develop and pass legislation to protect the
General Conference Information Children at the Conference
Bookstore Listening to and taking care of your children are the most important things you
The Conference Bookstore will feature a wide variety of materials on breastfeed- can do during the Conference. Many mothers have found that small, quiet,
ing, childbirth, parenting, nutrition, and playtime. There will be a large selection noiseless and losable toys and a small blanket help make the Conference
of LLLI books, so come prepared to shop for your LLL Group or your personal happier for mother and baby. The last rows in meeting rooms will be reserved
library and save on shipping and handling fees. Pre-order your items using the for those attending with active children. If your child begins to cry during a
enclosed form and they will be ready for your pickup when you arrive at the session and is not quickly comforted by nursing or distraction, please do not
Conference. The bookstore will be open Friday and Saturday during regular wait hoping your child will stop. Please take your child to an appropriate area
Conference hours. We welcome cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard for all pur- for a change of scenery and some undivided attention. Moderators and speakers
chases. Your LLL membership card entitles you to 10% off selected items in the understand and will not be offended. Thank you for reflecting the warmth and
Conference Bookstore! care that only a LLL Conference can provide!
Boutique In order to aid you in meeting your child’s needs, we have provided several
The Boutique is full of hand-crafted and unique items with all proceeds supporting resources outside of session rooms (see below). Moderators will also be
Area LLL Groups. LLL of Indiana Area Sales items will also be available for present in each session to provide you with assistance.
purchase. Child Care
Parents are expected to provide constant adult supervision of children under the
Donation Drawing/Silent Auction
age of 13, except when children ages 3-12 are signed into the Children’s Activity
Tickets for the Donation Drawing will be available for purchase Friday and
Room. You are welcome to bring a mother’s helper, age 13 years or older, with
Saturday for theme baskets donated by LLL Groups. You are welcome to purchase
you. Please list your mother’s helper on your registration form in order to
as many tickets as you like and take a chance on only those baskets that interest
receive a Conference nametag at no charge.
you. The drawing will be held on Saturday, November 8, at the closing. All other
donated items will be sold in a Silent Auction. Bidding on the Silent Auction items Children’s Activity Room
will continue through Saturday at 5:00 pm with the highest bidders being The Children’s Activity Room is offered on Friday and Saturday to children ages
announced at the closing. All proceeds will help LLL of Indiana serve mothers and 3 to 12 who are very comfortable separating from their parents. Within the
babies throughout the Area. room will be activity centers including books, blocks, puzzles, crafts, and writing
activities. Recreation time at the indoor playground and other interesting
Exhibits enrichment activities will add to the enjoyment of the Children’s Activity Room
The Exhibit Area will feature companies eager to share information while display- this year. The room will be staffed by responsible caregivers and security
ing their products and services. Their participation financially supports our Area measures will be in place so that children can participate safely in the room
Conference. We encourage you to spend some time in the Exhibit Area, which will without a parent present. Parents are welcome to remain with their children in
be open both Friday and Saturday. the activity room. If you or your spouse can volunteer in the Children’s Activity
Room, please list the day and times available on your registration form. Each
volunteer will receive a $5 coupon for use in the Conference Bookstore for each
Please bring a snack to share and drop it off at the Hospitality Room for Friday,
session they help in the Children’s Activity Room! Parents are responsible for
Saturday or both days. Some possibilities include juice, baked goods, crackers,
providing their children’s lunch. The Children’s Activity room will not be staffed
cheese, fruits, and vegetables. Ice water will be provided. All snacks must
during the lunch hour. The room will be open during session times only.
remain in the Hospitality Room.
Parents are required to check in between each session.
LLLove Ads Diaper Changing
Place a short thank you ad in the Conference program booklet for only $3. See Diaper Changing Stations will be available in the restrooms near the Conference
registration form for information. area as well as in the Rock and Rest Room and the Toddler Playroom. Please be
sensitive to other guests when dealing with diaper changing needs.
LLL Children Ads
Celebrate the difference breastfeeding has made in your family. Have your child’s
name printed in the Conference program booklet. See registration form for
Rock and Rest Room CE Syllabus
A quiet oasis and the perfect place to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the A syllabus is available which includes outlines and handouts from all CE sessions
Conference. Come sit and nuzzle your baby as you nurse and relax. presented at the Conference. If you are paying for CE credits, you will receive a
CE syllabus at no additional charge. If you are not obtaining CE credits, you may
Toddler Playroom purchase a CE syllabus for $15 by placing your order on the enclosed registration
The ideal place to take your toddler (under the age of three) for a play break. form. Session outlines and handouts will not be available in CE sessions.
Remember, all children must be accompanied by a parent or mother’s helper at all
times please. Children at CE Sessions
LLL recognizes that in the early years babies have a basic need to be with their
Communication Skills mothers. We therefore welcome little ones to our conferences. However, due to
the technical nature of CE sessions, we recommend attendance by children be
limited to quiet infants in arms. Space will be available at the back of the room for
New to this Area Conference, we are offering Communication Skills (CS) sessions
mothers with babies or non-separating children. We ask that mothers be sensitive
as an opportunity to further develop your personal communication skills. These
to any situation, including happy noises, that may break the concentration of
skills can be applied when counseling a breastfeeding mother, talking to your
those attending the session to acquire CE credits. Moderators will closely evaluate
child, or any other time you are communicating with another person. CS-1 is a
the noise level during the session and have been instructed to courteously assist
prerequisite for CS-2; CS-2 is a prerequisite for CS-3. This course is open to the
attendees who must leave the room to meet their child’s needs. Your consider-
public and all are encouraged to attend. The fee is $5 for each session, in
ation for other attendees is truly appreciated.
addition to regular Conference fees. Attendance is limited. Please register early.
Continuing Education Conference Meals
Dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and
La Leche League of Indiana has applied to the following agencies for Continu-
lunch on Saturday are available to all Conference participants. Preregistration
ing Education credits: International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
and advanced payment are required for meals at the Conference. If your
(IBLCE), Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and the Ohio Nurses
meal choice is not marked on the registration form, you will receive the
Association. The Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and
meat selection. Babies and young children are welcome to sit in their parent’s
Mental Health Counselor Board has approved this organization to provide
lap and share their meal, but in order to have a chair or a separate meal for your
Category 1 Continuing Education for L.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., and L.M.H.C.
child at the table, a children’s meal must be purchased. Vegetarian selections are
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
available, but the hotel cannot accommodate other dietary restrictions at Confer-
CE Designations ence meals (i.e. kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) Highchairs and booster seats
The following abbreviations will be used to designate the type of CE credits are not available. There is a restaurant available in the hotel as well as several
available at each session: other restaurants within a short distance of the hotel.
LC- Continuing Recognition Points (CERPs) for IBCLCs
RD- Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) for RDs and DTRs Thursday Dinner
SW- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for L.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.M.H.C. Menu
RN- Contact Hours for RNs Meat Selection:
Chicken Piccata Tossed Garden Salad
CE Registration and Fees
(Juicy Breast of Chicken with White Wine Sauce) Chef’s Vegetable
You must register and pay appropriate fees to receive CE credits. The cost is or Baked Potato
$40.00 for one day or $60 for two days of CE sessions. These CE fees are Vegetarian Selection: Rolls & Butter
applicable for one agency. If you are applying to more then one, please Portobello Mushroom Sandwich Dessert
adjust the fees accordingly. If you are not applying for CE credits, there is no (Grilled Portobello Mushroom topped with Zucchini, Decaf and Iced Tea
additional fee to attend these sessions. Sessions designated LC, RD, SW, or Red Onion, and Vinaigrette served on a Kaiser Roll)
RN offer credit for health care professionals; however, anyone seeking more
technical information is welcome. See note about children at CE sessions.
Friday Breakfast Friday Dinner
Just what the early-bird ordered! Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to Barbara After a busy day, join us with your family for an evening of delicious food and
Wilson-Clay, MS, IBCLC speak on The Milk of Human Kindness, the story of the fellowship.
founding and growth of the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin is interwoven with the Menu
benefits of donor milk for ill or premature infants. Meat Selection:
Chicken Fettuccine Tossed Garden Salad
Menu (Tender Breast of Chicken served atop Chef’s Vegetable
Premium Continental: Fettuccini Noodles with Classic Alfredo Sauce) Buttered Parsley Potatoes
Assorted Juices, Sliced Seasonal Fruits, Assorted Muffins, Bagels and or Rolls & Butter
Cream Cheese, Assorted Dry Cereals with 2% Milk; Vegetarian Selection: Dessert
Coffee, Decaf and Hot Tea Eggplant Parmesan Coffee, Decaf and Iced Tea
(Baked Eggplant topped with Tomato Sauce and
Friday Lunch Aged Parmesan Cheese)
Take your pick of the lunch style that works best for you. Join us in the Ballroom Saturday Breakfast
for a wonderful lunch and time to reconnect with old friends and associates, and
make new ones. Not your style? Then pre-order a boxed lunch and dine in the Another opportunity for the early-birds! Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to
beautiful Atrium, rest in your hotel room, or go off for a picnic lunch. Linda Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC speak on Breastfeeding is a Contact Sport. A
lively, out of the box look at breastfeeding in the context of other adult behaviors,
Menu society’s values, and economic priorities.
Swiss Steak Jardinière Garden Salad Menu
(Tenderized Steak Braised with Celery, Carrots, Chef’s Vegetable Premium Continental:
Onion and Tomato) Red Skin Potatoes Assorted Juices, Sliced Seasonal Fruits, Assorted Muffins, Bagels and
or Rolls & Butter Cream Cheese, Assorted Dry Cereals with 2% Milk; Coffee,
Vegetarian Selection: Dessert Decaf and Hot Tea
Vegetable Stir Fry Coffee
Decaf, and Iced Tea
(Traditional Stir Fry Vegetables in a Tasty
Boxed Lunch As on Friday, take your pick of the lunch style that works best for you. Join us in
Meat Selection: the Ballroom for a wonderful lunch and time to reconnect with old friends and
Choice of Ham or Turkey Deli Sandwich associates, and make new ones. Not your style? Then pre-order a boxed lunch
or All boxed lunches are served and dine in the beautiful Atrium, rest in your hotel room, or go off for a picnic
Vegetarian Selection: with Fresh Fruit, Cold Deli lunch.
Egg Salad Deli Sandwich Salad, Potato Chips and
or Cookie. Choice of Soft Drink Menu
Child Boxed Lunch: or Juice.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Italian Luncheon Buffet (Meat and Vegetarian Selections)
Seasoned Garden Salad Chilled Rottini Salad
with Choice of Two Dressings Baked Lasagna
Antipasto Platter (Meat or Vegetable)
Chicken Marsala Garlic Bread
Tiramisu Coffee, Decaf and Iced Tea
Boxed Lunch Additional Registration Information
Meat Selection: Attendees can also register online at: www.lllusa.org/IN. For additional
Choice of Ham or Turkey Deli Sandwich registration booklets, send your name, address, and two first class stamps per
or All boxed lunches are served booklet to: Renáe Schoening, ACE; 6310 Belfry Way; Indianapolis, IN 46237
Vegetarian Selection: with Fresh Fruit, Cold Deli
Egg Salad Deli Sandwich Salad, Potato Chips and Scholarships
or Cookie. Choice of Soft Drink Scholarship applications are available. We have limited amount of funds desig-
Child Boxed Lunch: or Juice. nated for Conference attendees. LLL of Indiana Area Leaders and Leader Appli-
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich cants will receive first consideration. Contact the Area Coordinator of Leaders:
Susan Para, ACL; 9958 Brookside Court; Avon, IN 46123;
Registration Information Phone: 317-209-8732; email: HoosierDoula@aol.com
Conference Fees and Registration Thursday
Please see the enclosed registration form (stapled in the center of this booklet)
for registration information and fees. Communication Skills Day
LLL Members receive a discount on Conference registration. Membership is $36 T101 CS 1, Listening From Your Heart ................... 1:00-4:00 pm
per year and includes a subscription to NEW BEGINNINGS magazine and dis- LLL Communication Skills 1- improve perception and attentiveness; fully
counts on certain LLLI items. If you are interested in purchasing a membership, engage in sincere, thoughtful communication.
indicate it on the registration form and enclose payment. Two-day registrants Kristen Dobyns & Carla Nelson
receive a discounted package price.
T102 CS 3, Developing Skills for Harmony ............. 1:00-4:00 pm
Donations LLL Communication Skills 3 - using “I” messages, limit setting, and
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to LLL of Indiana to help us continue problem solving as the three basics for creating harmony in
our mission. Donations can be included with your registration. We also welcome communication.
merchandise and gift certificate donations to our Silent Auction. Thank you. Prerequisites: CS 1 and CS 2
Denise Schnell & Jill Whelan
If you would like formal confirmation of registration, please note your request on
the enclosed registration form and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope or T201 CS 2, Offering Information for Change ......... 5:30-8:30 pm
your email address. We can confirm a receipt of registration only, not session LLL Communication Skills 2 - in order to effect change, learn how to
choices. define an experience, give information, and skillfully ask questions.
Prerequisites: CS 1
Registration Deadline Kristen Dobyns & Carla Nelson
The registration deadline is September 15, 2003. Registrations postmarked
after September 15th must include a $10 late fee. T202 CS 1, Listening From Your Heart ................... 5:30-8:30 pm
LLL Communication Skills 1 - improve perception and attentiveness; fully
engage in sincere, thoughtful communication.
Refund requests must be made in writing. The entire registration fee will be
Denise Schnell & Jill Whelan
returned if your request is postmarked on or before September 15, 2003. Half of
the registration fee will be returned if your refund request is postmarked after
Registration ........................................................................ 4:00-5:30 pm
September 15th (meal fees cannot be refunded after this date). Please mail
refund requests to: Joan Breeden, Registrar; 3808 Woods Edge Bend;
Dinner ............................................................................... 6:30-8:00 pm
Bloomington, IN 47401 or email: JBree1117@aol.com
Friday Program Schedule Opening General Session ..................................... 10:15-10:45 am
Welcome to our Area Conference
Meet the LLL of Indiana Leaders and Conference Team; be warmLLLy
Registration ............................................................. 7:00-8:15 am welcomed to our 2003 Area Conference.
Breakfast Keynote (preregistration required) ................ 7:00-8:15 am Session II ..................................................... 11:00 am-12:15 pm
The Milk of Human Kindness
The story of the founding and growth of the Mother’s Milk Bank at Austin F201 What Makes Milk: A fresh Look at What Matters and What
is interwoven with the benefits of donor milk for ill or premature infants. Doesn’t, Part II (LC, RD, RN)
Barbara Wilson-Clay Continuation of Session F101 (required): Application to breastfeeding
management of information on lactation at the cellular level, develop
Session I ............................................................... 8:30-10:00 am ment of the mammary gland, and new research on milk synthesis.
Includes strategies toward increasing supply, based on current research.
F101 What Makes Milk: A Fresh Look at What Matters and What Linda Smith
Doesn’t, Part I (LC, RD, RN)
Analysis of published information and theories on human lactation. F202 The Appearances of Milk & Appearances of Diapers of the
Includes lactation at the cellular level, development of the mammary Breastfed Baby (LC, RD, RN)
gland, and new research on milk synthesis. By noticing the color changes over time of human milk and of the baby’s
Linda Smith diapers, helpers can identify how breastfeeding is going, gauge infant
intake, and reassure concerned parents.
F102 Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Practices in the NICU: Barbara Wilson-Clay
The Rush Mothers’ Milk Club (LC, RD, RN)
F203 If Your Mom Were a Platypus – What We can Learn by
Includes an overview of health benefits of OMM for pre-term infants and
Studying Mammal Lactation (LC, RD, RN, SW)
focus on mothers as equal partners in infant feeding plan.
Discussion will include what life is like for a variety of mother and baby
mammal pairs, how lactation is the crucial bridge between infancy and
F103 Introduction of Complementary Foods into the Diet of the maturity, how the composition of each mammal’s milk is related to the
rate of growth of the species, and some norms and some peculiarities of
Breastfed Infant (LC, RD, RN) lactation.
Information on starting solids includes nutritional needs of the infant, Dia Michels
timing of introduction, sequence of foods based on nutritional
contribution, and discussion of texture of the foods. F204 Moving Beyond Early Interventions
Judith Roepke What information can you share with mothers who have experienced
interventions during childbirth that affect the nursing relatonship? Topics
F104 It’s Your Turn covered will include nipple shields, when to refer for medical problems,
A hands-on exercise that lets Leader Applicants and new Leaders breast surgery and breastfeeding, and the newest research.
practice leading an LLL Meeting. (Leaders and Leader Applicants Only) Joyce Bermes & Mary-Ann Schmutte
F205 Discipline-A Magic Act for Parents
F105 Secure Parents Creating Secure Children (SW) Take away some of the mystery regarding why our children behave the
Babies who become attached to their parents from birth become secure way they do, why all children in a family are so different, and what to
children. Take a look at how secure parents create secure children and . do about it. This fast moving presentation will delight you with practical
the benefits that has for families. information that you can use immediately.
Rick Sudsberry Char Wenc
Luncheon (preregistration required) ............................ 12:30-1:45 pm F402 Advancing External Feedings of Mothers’ Milk for
Extremely Low Birthweight Infants (LC, RD, RN)
Exhibit Area and Bookstore Open Includes study on mothers performing creamatocrits on their own milk and
growth patterns of infants with individualized fat content.
Session III .............................................................. 2:00-3:30 pm Paula Meier
F301 Rethinking the Vocabulary of Latch-on (LC, RD, RN) F403 Leave ‘em Wanting More: Teaching Games for
Breastfeeding Classes (LC, RD, RN)
Re-examining the latch-on advice we give to new mothers; the advantages
Interactive games with adult learning principles applied to breastfeeding,
of asymmetric latch. demonstrating the core content areas that should always be included, the
Barbara Wilson-Clay development of content, and teaching strategies for classes.
F302 Expressing and Collecting Milk for Extremely Low
Birthweight Infants (LC, RD, RN) F404 Diffusing Controversial Topics During LLL Meetings
Focus on techniques for preventing low milk-volume, taking the research Bring your examples and explore ways to deal with controversial topics
in this area to the bedside. that lead meetings astray. Learn how to diffuse those topics and bring
Paula Meier meetings back on course.
F303 Eating Disorders and Their Effects on Breastfeeding and
Reproduction (LC, RD, RN, SW) F405 Parenting-Are We Having Fun Yet?
This review of literature includes what the effects are on breastfeeding and This fast moving, humorous presentation guides parents to understand
reproduction, indicators to alert the caregiver, and recommendations for practical strategies of discipline and encouragement. You will leave
early recognition and management of eating disorders. energized and clear in your vision regarding the behavior choices of your
Judith Roepke children.
F304 Getting the Most from Your Application Time
Weave your LLL work into your life by tailoring your preparation for leader- Speaker Reception and Book Signing ....................... 5:30-6:00 pm
ship to your needs. Bring your questions and get ideas and resources to
Join us for some light refreshment and a chance to speak informally with
focus on your unique challenges.
the speakers. Be sure to bring your books purchased from the bookstore
(Leaders and Leader Applicants Only)
F305 Five Keys to Confident Children Dinner (preregistration required) .................................. 6:15-7:30 pm
Learn five, powerful steps to improve the self-confidence of your
children and to allow them to manage peer pressure effectively. This Story Hour for Families ............................................ 8:00-9:00 pm
high energy, fun presentiontion will have you laughing and learning. Bring your pillows and enjoy some family stories as a pleasant ending to a
Char Wenc wonderful day. Find out about books that model behaviors we value and
that promote healthy relationships, including siblings who get along,
Session IV ............................................................... 3:45-5:15 pm conflict resolution, overcoming challenges, and using family experiences
to grow and mature.
F401 Breastfeeding Benefits Everyone (LC, RD, RN, SW)
Using statistics from all over the world, look at how breastfeeding impacts
entire populations, not just the mother and child.
Saturday Program Schedule Session II ...................................................... 11:00 am-12:15 pm
S201 Measuring and Facilitating Milk Intake During Breastfeeding in
Registration ............................................................. 7:00-8:15 am the Late NICU Stay, Part II (LC, RD, RN)
Continuation of S102 (required): Data on international approaches to
Breakfast Keynote (preregistration required) ................ 7:00-8:15 am “getting enough” milk, use of nipple shield to facilitate milk intake, and
Breastfeeding is a Contact Sport use of in-home measurement of milk intake for pre-term/at-risk infants
A lively, out of the box look at breastfeeding in the context of otheradult with question and answer period.
behaviors, society’s values, and economic priorities. Paula Meier
S202 When to Refer (LC, RD, RN)
Session I ................................................................ 8:30-10:00 am Identify situations which will require more help and discuss how best to
work with these referral sources.
S101 Infant Assessment (LC, RD, RN) Barbara Wilson-Clay
Issues and conditions that impact infant feeding are explored.
Barbara Wilson-Clay S203 Teaching or Preaching? Reframing the “Breast is Best”
Message (LC, RD, RN, SW)
S102 Measuring and Facilitating Milk Intake During Explores the fine art of effective, proactive strategies for promoting
Breastfeeding in the Late NICU Stay, Part I (LC, RD, RN) breastfeeding without alienating mothers who do not breastfeed.
Includes data on international approaches to “getting enough” milk, use Addresses the “guilt” issue and documented facts about infant feeding
of the nipple shield to facilitate milk intake, and use of in-home outcomes.
measurement of milk intake for pre-term/at-risk infants. Linda Smith
S204 Breastfeeding Against the Odds
S103 Supported Childbirth What tools do new mothers need to navigate life’s twists and turns
Explore various ways to experience a supported childbirth. Includes successfully? Where do we find the strength to protect ourselves and
natural childbirth, water birth, assisted birth, herbs and essential oils, our babies in a culture that is often hostile to breastfeeding and
massage therapy, and doulas. attachment parenting?
Lynda Barton-Smith, Tracee Jackson, & Jean Arnold Dia Michels
S104 Enjoying the Second Half of Life S205 Parenting Multiples
What you can look forward to from those who have been there! How do you met the needs of your multiples when they arrive in your
Sharon Bouma-Holtrop & Pam Ahearn family? Discuss realistic expectations of a daily routine, meeting the
needs of all family members, and the ins and outs of parenting
S105 Working with the LLLI Principles multiples.
Explore the meaning of the principles individually and the way they are Christie Hanly & Kelly Lines
meant to balance one another. Includes open discussion of how they might
apply to various situation in a Leader’s work. Luncheon (preregistration required) ............................ 12:30-1:45 pm
Joyce Bermes, Shirley Mascoe, & Susan Penrod
Kristen Dobyns, Carissa Dollar, Susan Para, Renáe Schoening, Nancy Spahr, Exhibit Area and Bookstore Open
Session III ............................................................... 2:00-3:15 pm
Opening General Session ..................................... 10:15-10:45 am
Making a Difference, One Family at a Time S301 Breastfeeding – Can Working Women Do It? (LC, RD, RN, SW)
Hear how you and LLL are making a difference, one family at a time Using models from other countries, strategies are discussed for new
through mother-to-mother and family-to-family support. mothers, supervisiors, and human resource professionals to make
Nancy Spahr breastfeeding and work a perfect match.
S302 Wonderous, Magical Mothers’ Milk (LC, RD, RN) S404 How to Stay Positive When You Feel Negative (SW)
Biochemistry of human milk; epidemiological research on risks of How to retrain yourself to use positive language, thoughts, and actions
artificial feeding; breastfeeding as a public health issue; growth patterns to bring out the best in your parenting and your children.
in exclusively breastfed babies; use of language to establish James Kenny
breastfeeding as the norm.
Linda Smith S405 The Seasons of a Mother’s Life
Enjoy this fascinating perspective and healthy approach to the many
S303 Teens Add Spice to Your Life (SW) aspects of being a mother and grandmother.
How to parent teens with love and whatever else it takes! Sharon Bouma-Holtrop & Pam Ahearn
Closing ..................................................................... 5:00-5:30 pm
S304 Extended Breastfeeding and Tandem Nursing
Join us for thank yous and good-byes; announcement of donation
How nursing beyond infancy can turn the terrible twos into terrific toddler-
hood. Also discussed will be joys and challenges that many extended drawing and silent auction winners.
nursing moms experience when nursing through pregnancy and tandem
Carissa Dollar & Gina Lane
S305 LLL Fathers Focus on Fatherhood
Join this open forum for discussing the father’s perspective in the
breastfeeding family. For openess of discussion, fathers only please.
Stephen Bouma-Holtrop, John Mascoe, & Jim Schmutte
Session IV ................................................................ 3:30-4:45 pm
S401 Understanding the Baby Blues (LC, RD, RN, SW)
It’s more common than most of us think. Learn about the prevention of
postpartum depression, the recognition and diagnosis of it, and the
range of management for it.
S402 Tongue-Tie in the Breastfed Infant (LC, RD, RN)
Describes the normal functions of the infant tongue, how it works during
breastfeeding, and how tongue-tie may inhibit normal range of
movement in ways that affect feeding.
S403 Extending Attachment Parenting Intimacy into the
School Aged Years
Introduces the concepts of and strategies for attachment parenting for
children of all ages, including the importance of reading and exercising
together, grooming rituals, and nature exploration as part of the
constellation of activities that trigger intellectual stimulation, sensory
contact, and healthy family relationships.
Indianapolis Attractions Hotel Information
The Conference hotel is located near I-465, which makes traveling to other Location
Indianapolis attractions easy and convenient. Family members not attending the Ramada Inn & Conference Center
Conference may enjoy the local attractions listed below. Please contact the 505 South State Road 39
organizations for more information on location and hours. I-65 & Exit 139
Lebanon, IN 46052
The Children’s Museum Indianapolis Museum of Art Ph: 1-800-499-3339
Conner Prairie Settlement Indiana/World Skating Academy
Eiteljorg Museum Indianapolis Zoo Hotel Reservations
317-636-9378 317-630-2030 A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved for the Conference. The special rate
Indiana State Museum Indy 500 Museum is $59.00 (plus tax) per night for 1-4 adults. Children sleep free. Call 1-800-499-
317-232-1637 317-481-8500 3339 to make reservations or use Ramada Inn’s online reservation request system
Indiana Transportation Museum J. Whitcomb Riley Home located at www.ramadaindianapolis.com
United Skates of America Whether you request reservations by phone or online, to ensure the special
317-291-6794 Conference rate of $59.00, you must specify La Leche League Conference and
make room reservations prior to October 10, 2003. Hotel check-in time is 3:00
More information about Indianapolis attractions can be found at www.indy.org pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.
In Lebanon, located directly across from the hotel: Do not send hotel reservations to the
Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates Area Conference Registrar.
What to bring:
The new Ramada Inn & Conference Center is the area’s best kept secret! The
Directions and a map
recently renovated Hotel and Conference Center features an indoor, year-round
Registration booklet, pens, and note paper
recreation atrium with pool, whirlpool, sauna, playground and exercise area.
Personal and/or Group funds for the Bookstore, Boutique,
Pumpernickel’s is a full service restaurant and lounge.
Drawing, Silent Auction, and other purchases
LLL membership card for 10% off selected items in the
All guest rooms are tastefully appointed and include coffee makers, irons, ironing
boards, dataports, and cable TV. Pay per view movies are also available.
Floor blanket and sweater (Conference areas are usually cool)
Quiet toys (those your baby/children won’t mind sharing or
Baby carrier or backpack I-65, 15 minutes north of Indianapolis to SR 39 (exit 139). Hotel is visible west
Baby proofing items for hotel room (socket covers/nightlight) of the exit.
What to leave at home:
Emergency phone number for Ramada Inn in Lebanon, Thank you for not smoking:
Indiana: 765-482-0500 For the health and comfort of everyone,
Your itinerary especially our babies,
Stroller, as it will not be permitted in the Conference area smoking will not be permitted.
without special dispensation