Saturday, November 2, 2019
pre-conference November 1, 2019
West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee
La Leche League co-Founder, Marian Tompson
Parenting experts, Dr. William & Martha Sears
Attachment Parenting International co-Founders,
Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker
"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" Author, Rebecca Wells
Nashville Singer/Songwriter, Gary Nicholson and Friends
Topics on breastfeeding, attachment parenting, birth, sleep, mental health, discipline, and communication. Also featuring an Exhibit Hall, Silent Auction, LLL and API gatherings, children's sessions, recognitions, continuing education, panel discussions, and downtown Nashville!
Special Saturday night post-conference Nashville Experience Concert event
with award-winning singer/songwriter Gary Nicholson
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of API. Proceeds from concert benefit API.
Tickets at www.3rdandlindsley.com (Concert tickets on sale soon!)
Thank you to our Donors and Supporters!
Join La Leche League of KY/TN and Attachment Parenting International on Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee, as we “Rock the World.” This conference is for national, regional, and local professionals, breastfeeding and parenting leaders, birth workers, LLL Leaders, Leader Applicants, AP Leaders, volunteers, parents and grandparents, and more to provide support and education related to breastfeeding and parenting.
Registration: $45 per person
CERPs: $30 per day
Lunch: $20 per person
Children's events: $10 per child
Exhibit only attendance: $10
All accredited LLL and accredited API Leaders receive a registration discount. Contact your organization for the registration code (LLL: firstname.lastname@example.org; API: email@example.com).
All LLL of KY-TN Members receive a discount as well! Not a member? Visit http://www.lllofkytn.org/membership to join today and receive a $10 discount code for registration.
Online registration available through midnight on Tuesday, October 30. Lunch order must be place by October 14.
Between October 31 and November 2 registrations must be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-in registration available on Saturday, November 2, but session choices will be limited and no lunch will be available.
Event Schedule/Topic Descriptions
Full descriptions follow
Friday, November 1, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 pm - Coffee shop gathering – Reunion gathering for Leaders, Educators, and Volunteers with LLL and API
6:00 – 7:00 pm - Dinner on your own
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Early Registration Check-in, Registration, and Exhibitor set up
7:00 pm - Pre-conference event and dessert. 7:00 pm - Friends of La Leche League (formerly the LLL Alumnae Association) is hosting dessert, with a focus on sisterhood. We're delighted to have Rebecca Wells, author of the #1 NYT Bestselling novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood which was made into a movie starring Ashley Judd. Her other bestselling Ya-Ya books include Little Altars Everywhere and Ya-Yas in Bloom, along with The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. Rebecca brings her skills as author, actress and teacher to create an evening of authentic and warm sharing that highlights the power of sisterhood in all its incarnations. Join us for this lively, fun, and poignant event and help celebrate the nurturing and enrichment that LLL and API bring to our lives and the lives of those we touch.
8:30 pm - Post event - LLL Leader Meeting
Leaders, Leader Applicants, and conference committee members are invited to gather and hear some great news from the KY/TN Area. Bring your questions about LLL. This short meeting will highlight accomplishments and celebrate the connections among us.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 am Exhibitor set up
8:00 - 8:45 am Registration and Exhibits Open
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome
Anna Childress, LLL , Janet Jendron, API
9:00 - 9:55 am Opening Session
Surprises Along the Way: The Story of La Leche League’s Beginnings. How the intent to provide moms with breastfeeding information and support was more complicated than expected, right from the start, and how Attachment Parenting International was a natural outgrowth from LLL. Marian Tompson, LLLI co-Founder, Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, API co-Founders.
10:00 - 11:00 am Breakout Sessions
- 101: Breastfeeding: It’s More than a Meal. Breast milk is unique to each mother-infant dyad. Come and explore more about the microbiome created immediately after birth by skin to skin contact, the intramammary and respiratory pathways that tailor milk contents, and how breastfeeding affects infant and maternal brain development. Kathy Parkes, IBCLC (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 102: Correlating the Union of Social Determinants of Health, Health Communication and Media Representation among African descent Women, and solutions that promote their ability to breastfeed in Today's Society. More often than not, our health care system applies an individualistic approach to women, no matter their race, class, income, or gender. The system often does not take into account how biological, behavioral, economic, or social conditions impact a woman's choice and lifestyle. We'll explore why these factors are critical to birth and breastfeeding and discuss frameworks of how providers or birth workers can better understand how to reach, support, and acknowledge patients of African descent. Shukura Ayoluwa Umi, University of Memphis, Memphis BSTARS (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 103: Parenting from Within. A discussion of how our own attachment style affects our parenting and how we can earn a secure attachment while fostering it in our own children. Information from perinatal maternal mental health to parenting in the technology age will be included. Stacy Jagger, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist (LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 104: Children’s Activity: Arts and Crafts
11:00 - 11:15 am Break/Exhibits
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions
- 201: Tongue-tie, Lip-tie, and other Tight Oral Tissues. Oral issues can impact breastfeeding, drinking and eating solids, speech, sleep, and more. We'll look at the assessment, pre-release exercises, post-release active wound care, the inclusion of allied health providers, and assessment tools need to adequately determine the situation as well as discuss the various roles of providers in dealing with oral issues. Katherine Wilson-Thompson, IBCLC, RLC, LLLL, MOM, and Dr. Susan Campbell, Neonatologist (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 202: The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep: Reading Babies’ Cues. Does staying with your baby as they fall asleep help or hinder their sleep pattern? We'll discuss research from an international working group of experts on mother-baby sleep and share the importance of understanding infants' cues and infant feeding as part of early infant care. Wendy Middlemiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of North Texas (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 203: Chemistry of Attachment. Our bodies are chemical and hormonal laboratories. These chemicals are triggered by our senses and our emotions: the act of breastfeeding and holding our children causes the release of Oxytocin (the “love” hormone); Fathers and other caregivers share in these benefits through nurturing touch and playing with their children. New research in how the heart and brain communicate play a vital role in attachment and bonding. Explore how you, as a breastfeeding support provider, can help educate and support families regarding the critical importance of creating secure attachments. Parents will also gain insights into their own biology, and their body's wisdom. Lysa Parker, Barbara Nicholson, co-Founders, API (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 204: Children’s Activity: Music with Mommie. Experience a high energy, interactive mom-child program that strengthens relationships while teaching important life skills through music, movement and creative play. Stacy Jagger, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist
12:15 - 1:10 pm Luncheon
Luncheon (menu below), Awards, Recognitions, API 25th Anniversary, and break and exhibits
1:15 - 2:15 pm Breakout Sessions
- 301: A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers. Inflammation, part of the stress response, is the underlying physiology of depression. The perinatal period makes women especially vulnerable because inflammation naturally increases during the last trimester of pregnancy--the time when women are most at risk for depression, and continues through the postpartum period. Common experience of new motherhood: sleep deprivation, pain, and psychological trauma cause inflammation levels to rise. We'll discuss how the inflammatory response is a critical part of the stress response; why breastfeeding and anti-inflammatory treatments, such as Omega-3s, cognitive therapy, and antidepressants, can protect maternal mental health by lowering inflammation. Kathy Kendall-Tackett, IBCLC, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Texas Tech (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 302: Empathic listening. Using empathy (emotional identification, compassion, feeling, and insight) in our lives improves mutual understanding and trust. We'll discuss overcoming common barriers and listening with authentic presence. Hear about tools you can use in the scope of your work as a breastfeeding and parenting support provider for listening from the heart, offering information for change, and problem solving which can be used in one-to-one or group discussions. Anna Childress, Ruth Trembula (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 303: The Evolved Nest. The Evolved Nest (or Evolved Development Niche, EDN) refers to humanity's nest for young children, an adaptation that helped our ancestors thrive and survive. It includes soothing perinatal experience, breastfeeding for two to five years, nearly constant touch, responsiveness to needs, responsiveness of caregivers, positive climate, social support for mom and baby, free play, and nature connection. Neurobiological systems are completing their development in the early years, forming the foundations for the rest of life, affecting health, and getting along with others - socially and morally. This nest buffers against stress and optimizes normal development. We will discuss recent research studies and how breastfeeding, proper information, and support play a pivotal role in the Evolved Nest. Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Notre Dame. (CERPs/LLL CEUs have been applied for)
- 304: Children’s Activity: Magic Show. “Delightful, enchanted, spellbound, the spirit of playfulness and fun" are just few of the words used to describe audiences' experiences at a Russell Davis Magic Show! Russell Davis has been practicing magic for decades for young and old, for parties and corporate events. You've likely not seen a magic show quite like this one. Prepare to be amazed and fully entertained! Magician: Russell Davis Magic
2:30 - 3:30 pm Incredible Panel Discussions
- 401: Complexities of Breastfeeding through Separation Scenarios. Separation can create challenges. Come hear about how continued breastfeeding can be a way to build and maintain connection between the nursing parent and baby, and how we, as support and care providers, can help parents define and reach their goals. Moderated Panel: Kate Cropp, IBCLC, Susan Campbell, Neonatologist, Mother’s Milk Bank of TN, Kimberly Hampton, IBCLC, Rebecca Renegar, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of Tennessee. Moderated by Kathy Parkes, IBCLC. (CERPS/LLL CEUs applied for)
- 402: ACEs: The Science of Resilience: Overcoming Adversity. Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) refers to a range of events that a child can experience, which can lead to toxic stress, impact brain development, and cause chronic activation of the stress response. We'll discuss types of stress and the resilience scale, how we build resilience, and how attachment parenting builds resilience in the family. As supporters and care providers, understanding trauma can help us to help others build strategies to help break the cycle of intergenerational transmission. Explore trauma informed principles to use while supporting new families. Moderated Panel: Dr. Julia Bernard, Interim Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Services, ETSU, Stacy Jagger, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, Art Yuen, API Board of Directors, Victoria LeBlanc, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Moderated by Margaret Feierabend, Community Leader. (CERPS/LLL CEUs applied for)
- 403: Options for a Healthy Birth: It’s More than Home vs. Hospital. What makes a birth healthy? What makes a birth location healthy? How can birth location help or hinder the start of the breastfeeding/attachment relationship? We'll discuss the costs and benefits of location choice, expectations, communication, and support. Moderated Panel: Rebekah Porter, Birth Doula, Margaret Buxton, Certified Nurse Midwife, Richard Thigpen, OB/GYN, Martha Sears, RN, Author. Moderated by Donna Martin, LLL Leader.
- 404: Nonviolent Communication, Empathy and Gentle Discipline Why does effective discipline seem difficult? What would happen if we treated child behavior as a thermometer of child heath vs. thinking of it as willful insubordination? Explore options on this moderated panel. Moderated Panel: Carlene Robinson, Certified NVC Trainer, Rod Kochtitzky, Licensed Clinical and Pastoral Therapist, George Holden, Professor and Chair, SMU Psychology, SMU. Moderated by Barbara Clinton, Public Health Consultant. (LLL CEUs applied for)
3:30 - 3:45 pm Break/Exhibits - Auction ends
3:45 - 4:30 pm LLL Philosophy and Attachment Parenting Principles
Family Perspectives from the Real World: A candid interview with Martha, Bill, Hayden and Peter Sears about their individual experiences in an attachment parenting family through generations. Martha, Bill, Hayden and Peter Sears. Moderated by Janet Jendron, API Board President.
4:30 - 4:45 pm Wrap Up and Auction Winners
Conference ends, but the fun doesn't - join us for a concert to benefit Attachment Parenting International!
7:00 pm Nashville Experience Music Event, 3rd and Lindsley
Gary Nicholson and Friends Celebrating 40 Years of Nashville Hit Songwriting!
A unique evening together with award-winning singer/songwriter Gary Nicholson created just for this conference event! Tickets available directly at 3rd and Lindsley. Celebrating Gary Nicholson's 70th birthday with 40 years of hit songs and hits Gary's written for Vince Gill, Don Williams, Ringo Star, Patty Loveless, Bonnie Raitt and so many more, in honor of Attachment Parenting International. Hear the stories behind the songs and the songwriters who wrote them. Gary and his songs were featured in the premier episode of the TV show Nashville, and with some of the cast invited to perform, among many other surprises! Proceeds benefit Attachment Parenting International, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Option 1: Granny Apple Turkey – Honey Wheat bread
Tangy sliced green apples, creamy Havarti cheese, and our famous apple cider vinaigrette dressing combine together for the perfect taste on top of our oven-roasted turkey breast. Lunch includes: potato chips, dill pickle, cookie, mint, fresh fruit, and drink.
Option 2: Southwest Chicken Wrap – Spinach Wrap
Sliced chicken breast, corn, black beans, tortilla strips, green leaf lettuce, and avocado with BBQ ranch dressing. Lunch includes: potato chips, dill pickle, cookie, mint, fresh fruit, and drink.
Vegetarian: Vegetarian Sandwich – 13 grain bread
Mushrooms, cucumbers, vine ripened tomatoes, sprouts, green peppers, avocados, with cheddar cheese, pesto mayo sauce, and green leaf lettuce. Includes: cookie and drink.
Salad: Super Food Salad
A super antioxidant mix of kale, baby spinach, and red cabbage, topped with dried cranberries, raspberries, almonds and feta cheese with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing on the side. Includes: drink.
Adjustments for allergens and preferences by noting dairy free, or lettuce wrap rather than bread or spinach wrap.
La Leche League of Kentucky-Tennessee
West End United Methodist Church is a two-story facility with an elevator. We will provide a location on the first floor to park strollers. You may wish to bring a baby carrier for ease of movement. This event is non-smoking and vape-free.
Holiday Inn Vanderbilt (2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203) is offering a special event room rate October 30 through November 4 . One bedroom (2 queen beds or 1 king bed while available) is $169/night. Call 1-615-327-4707 and use block code "LLL" when speaking with reservations to ensure the discounted rate. Deadline for Special event rate is October 2, 2019. Be sure you have secured your registration to the conference prior to making lodging arrangements. The hotel is conveniently located .5 mile from West End UMC and 3.2 miles away from 3rd and Lindsley; a 15-20 minute drive depending on traffic. If you prefer to reserve your room online, please do so at: Hotel for La Leche League of Kentucky-Tennessee Conference(this link is also provided in your conference registration confirmation).
Join us Saturday night as the weekend event continues with a not-to-be-missed authentic Nashville experience! Tickets at https://www.3rdandlindsley.com/
Celebrating Gary Nicholson's 70th birthday with 40 years of hit songs and hits Gary's written for Vince Gill, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Bonnie Raitt and so many more, in honor of Attachment Parenting International.
Hear the stories behind the songs and the songwriters who wrote them. Gary and his songs were featured in the premier episode of the TV show Nashville, and we've invited some of the cast to perform, among many other surprises!
Proceeds benefit Attachment Parenting International, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
SNACKS AND WATER
LLL of KY/TN will provide water, coffee, tea, and light snacks during the daytime event at West End UMC. We encourage all attendees to bring a refillable water bottle to promote sustainability.
The Rock the World Conference will offer a boxed lunch option to attendees. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. See the registration form for meal choices. All lunches must be ordered by October 14. Attendees may bring their own lunches and snacks if they choose. Water will be provided for all at lunch.
The presence of exhibits and/or advertisements does not constitute an endorsement by La Leche League of KY-TN, API, or La Leche League International. La Leche League is not responsible for any information or content contained in Web site links provided by our advertisers or exhibitors that may conflict with the policies, mission, or philosophy of La Leche League. LLL is not liable for any injury or damages resulting from the use of any product or information sold by or provided by any advertisers or exhibitors.
LLL is not necessarily in agreement with, or responsible for, the statements made by the speakers at this conference.
La Leche League-Alliance Continuing Education Units (LLL-CEUs) will be available from LLL-Alliance for Breastfeeding Education for Leaders. CEU guidelines allow Leaders to sign in with a monitor at each topic and leave the event with their certificate in hand. Leaders can document their breastfeeding education (BE), organization and management training (OM), communication skills instruction (CS), and (E) Leader ethics training. All Leaders will receive CEU paperwork in their registration packets in order to track credits while taking sessions. Look for topics designated: “BE,” “OM,” “CS” or “E.”
Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) for lactation consultants have been applied for from LLL-Alliance for Breastfeeding Education through a providership with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Qualifying topics are designated “CERP.” Please mark your registration form accordingly and include the CERP fee of $30 to cover all sessions for the day.
LLL of KY/TN offers support to ALL families. If cost is a barrier for conference attendance for you or your family, please email email@example.com with your request as soon as possible (space is limited), and an LLL Leader will contact you. Thanks to generous donors, several full and partial scholarships are available and are confidential.
If a client’s due date affects your ability to commit to registering, please email the registrar for special arrangements.
Please note on the registration form as indicated if you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate.
By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers LLL of KY-TN and its groups and Attachment Parenting International full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.
Exhibits by commercial entities, nonprofit organizations, and cottage industries will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Our exhibitors help support the conference - please visit! The public is welcome to attend the exhibit hall by registering for $10 in advance or at the door. Those attending the exhibit-only option will not have access to other events (Silent Auction, children's events, etc.).
Our Silent Auction will feature a wide variety of donated items. Silent Auction bidding instructions will be provided in the Program Booklet the day of the conference. To receive more information or if you would like to donate items, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pippa Browne Art: My collection of paintings is a pictorial interpretation of comments by women on the practice of breastfeeding. Comments cover topics such as: breast augmentation and the decision not to breastfeed, the burden of responsibility for growing a being where there is no economic choice; the emotional and spiritual connection within a generation or passed down through generations of breastfeeders and the empowerment of women through the ability of their bodies to grow another human being as well as to make social and political statements. All of these comments are interwoven with the dual status of function and fetish that breasts occupy within the dominant culture. Pippa Browne was born and lived most of her life in Zimbabwe, Africa. In 1985 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine art and psychology and post-graduate diploma in education from the University of Natal, South Africa. While she was teaching in Zimbabwe, her art was regularly selected for the Zimbabwean National Heritage exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and she participated in solo and group exhibitions in other galleries in Harare as well galleries in the UK. In 1995, Browne started illustrating children’s books for the publisher Barefoot Books of Bath, UK. Between 1996 and 2000 she illustrated five children's books and her pieces were selected for a number of UK and international traveling exhibitions. Since being in the USA, Browne has shown her paintings in galleries in Salinas, CA., Memphis, TN and Sewanee, TN where she now lives.
Children and babies are welcome at this conference, but LLL of KY/TN does not provide childcare. To ensure the security of your children, please supervise them at all times bearing in mind the public atmosphere at our conference facility. Caregivers must be of an appropriate age. A children’s room and a quiet rest area will be provided. Structured activities for children will be offered and we urge you to sign up in advance as part of registration. The church playground is not available for use, however, there are nearby parks. The lunch menu may be ordered for children, however, you are also welcome to bring food for them or yourself.
LLLI MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
La Leche League USA (LLL USA) is committed to diversity and inclusion. LLL USA strives to support all breastfeeding families regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, primary language, ability, or socio-economic status. La Leche League USA makes every effort to foster diversity among its Leaders so as to incorporate a wide variety of perspectives and responsible decision-making.
PAYMENTS: Online registration requires a credit card or PayPal account. To pay by check, click Register Now to print the registration form and mail completed form to LLL of KY-TN, c/o Juanita Benz, 909 Norwalk Dr, Nashville, TN 37214. The postmark deadline for all mailed payments is October 14. Space is limited.
Requests for a registration refund must be received in writing (email or postal mail). Refund requests received by October 1 will receive a full refund of fees and lunch orders, minus a $10 handling fee. No refunds for lunch may be made after October 21. Conference registration refund requests received between October 1 and October 20 will receive 50% of the registration fee. Contributions and LLL memberships will not be refunded. To request a refund, please contact Juanita Benz at email@example.com. Refunds will be processed after the conference.