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Lactating for a Healthier Planet: An Indigenous Perspective to Reclaiming Breastfeeding
Please join us for a timely discussion about Lactating for a Healthier Planet: An Indigenous Perspective to Reclaiming Breastfeeding a live webinar with Mireya Gonzalez on September 30, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Mireya Gonzalez is a first generation P’repucha Chicana Community Lactation Educator and Maternal and Child Mental Health Advocate who provides accessible, trauma-informed, culturally congruent lactation education and support for her community. Mireya is the founder of Chichihualli Lactation, a grassroots community organization that provides accessible culturally sensitive breast/chestfeeding support and education to lactating indigenous and Latinx communities in Los Angeles CA. Mireya centers lactating indigenous people of Cemanahuac/Mesoamerica in her services with an emphasis on protecting, preserving, and restoring breast/chestfeeding as an ancestral tradition, and human and reproductive right. As an indigenous mother who’s breastfed for over five consecutive years, Mireya see’s access to lactation education and support as a critical and vital component to indigenous rights, and environmental and social justice movements. In her services, Mireya takes an ecological, environmental, historical, and sociocultural approach that builds on the strengths of indigenous people, communities and family lineages. While raising awareness on correlations between indigenous breast/chestfeeding outcomes and family and community health, Mireya makes it her priority to return breast/chestfeeding resources to her urban marginalized community in order to empower indigenous breast/chestfeeding families to build on their ancestral, historical, generational, and personal resiliency. In addition to being a Community Lactation Educator and Maternal and Child Mental Health Advocate, Mireya is actively involved in influencing the lactation field by advocating for racial equity through her activism, advocacy campaigns, and collaborative efforts with doulas, local organizations, and community stakeholders.
1.5 L- CERPS and 1 Contact Hours
- Determine how much water is used to produce one 35oz can of infant formula
- Identify 3 environmental health benefits of breast/chestfeeding
- Be introduced to the Indigenous concept of reclaiming traditions such as breast/chestfeeding and healing the earth for the next generations
After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view at their convenience, therefore no refunds will be granted
Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.” No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.
Continuing Education Credits (offered to proffesionals)
RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
IBLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.5 L-CERPs will be awarded.
RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.