Networking & Education for Lactation Professionals
WHAT WE DO
The Bay Area Lactation Associates (BALA) provides lactation education and professional networking for those who work with breastfeeding families.
WHO WE ARE
Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Dieticians, La Leche League Leaders, Nursing Mothers Counselors, Nurses, Physicians, Pediatric Dentists, WIC staff, Peer Counselors, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and anyone else who is interested in supporting breastfeeding families.
MEETINGS: WHERE, WHEN AND AGENDA
Meetings are held five times a year at rotating locations around the Bay Area. There is an opportunity to network with other professionals, as well as an educational component at each meeting.
10:00 - 10:30 Networking time, coffee
10:30 - 11:30 Educational Component of meeting
11:30 - 12 noon Business meeting
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10-Noon
Lafayette Library, Oak Room
Speaker: Shervin Yazdi DDS will share insights gleaned from the 2016 IATP conference earlier this year, as well as his own clinical experience providing frenotomies for babies who have Tongue and Lip-Tie
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - Annual Meeting and lunch; 11:00 - 2:00 pm
East Bay Lactation, 828 San Pablo Ave # 104, Albany. Please join us for networking and lunch. We will also be electing our board of directors and awarding our annual member scholarship award.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 10-Noon
WIC Program - County of Marin,San Rafael, CA 94901
Speaker: Susan Lawrence, LLLL, IBCLC and RN, works with families in Kaiser outpatient pediatric clinics. She will share her experience of volunteering with Nurture Project International, helping families in Syrian refugee camps in Greece.
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12-2 pm
Presidio Branch Library, San Francisco, CA 94115
Speaker: Dr. Susan Lee Char spoke on topics relating to surgical conditions in the lactating breast, and when to refer lactating patients to a breast specialist.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10 am-Noon
Sequoia Hospital Wellness Center, Redwood City
Speaker: Fritzi Drosten, RN, IBCLC
Topic: Working with mothers and babies who spend time in the NICU. Learn what we can do to support this special population.
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 10 am - Noon
UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital
Speaker: Amy Gordon, MS, L.Ac
Topic: Acupuncture and Breastfeeding
Monday, March 14, 2016, 10am - 1pm Annual Meeting and Lunch
at East Bay Lactation Associates
828 San Pablo Avenue #104,
Friday January 15, 2016
Marin General Hospital
Speaker: Dr. Jan Alden, DC, CST
Topic: Torticollis and other structure & function considerations for breastfeeding.
November 17, 2015:
St Paul's Church, Burlingame
Speaker: Ruth Konoff, OT, IBCLC
Topic: Intro to the Beckman Oral-Motor Assessment and Treatment Protocol