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Thank you for coming to Florida's La Leche League of the Sunshine State Conferences: October 4-6, 2013!

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Healthcare Provider Seminar with Catherine Watson Genna: October 4, 2013; cost $160

catherine watson gennaCatherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City.  Certified in 1992, Catherine has a particular interest in helping mothers and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges. She speaks to health care professionals around the world on assisting babies with anatomical, genetic, or neurological problems.  Her presentations and her writing feature her clinical photographs,  which have also been published widely.  Her team has just completed  a research project using ultrasound to examine tongue movements of babies with tongue-tie before and after frenotomy (office treatment) and is preparing to publish on this topic.   Catherine is currently involved in a project designed to examine the coordination of swallowing and breathing in babies with posterior tongue-tie.  She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Hale 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers  2012) as well as numerous professional journal articles.  Catherine is an active La Leche League Leader and runs a monthly toddler meeting in Queens, as well as an on-line group.  She currently serves as Associate Editor for  the United States Lactation Association journal  Clinical Lactation.

Parenting Conference: October 4-6, 2013; prices: Public $124; LLL Member $104;, Leader/Leader applicant $94

DrLauraDr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist, earning her PhD from Columbia University.  But she's also a mom, so she translates proven science into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want. Her relationship-based parenting model has helped thousands of families across the U.S. and Canada find compassionate, common-sense solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones.

David BenzelDavid Benzel is an author, athlete, sport-family coach, and sought-after speaker for organizations nationwide. He brings an athlete's discipline, a coach's inspiration, and a parent's practical experience to teach parents and coaches skills for succeeding in the athletic arena. He is the founder of Growing Champions for Life, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the youth sport experience in America by providing parents with positive strategies and practical tools for building cohesive families and principle-centered athletes. His goal is to help parents discover the most effective way to play their role so young athletes reach their full potential as competitors and as young men & women with the focus on the relationship between parents and athletes, athletes and coaches, and coaches and parents.





Conference handouts:

2013 CERP sessions (password protected links)

Parenting sessions