Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM PDT
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Jose Gonzalez, Education Coordinator 
(323) 210-8505 

Milk and Marijuana, First Do No Harm

This is a recording of a live webinar that took place on Thurs, March 29, 2018 at 10am PST on how to counsel lactating parents regarding cannabis use. 

Dr. Lisa Stellwagen works in the Neonatology Division at University of California, San Diego and has served as the medical director of the Newborn Medicine Service for many years. 

She led the team which resulted in Baby Friendly designation for UCSD in 2006 as well as development the SPIN program with Dr. Jae Kim in 2008.

Her clinical interests are in the importance of human milk and breastfeeding promotion, jaundice, late preterm infants, torticollis, neonatal abstinence, and most recently, the development of a milk bank in San Diego. She has been a member of the AAP Section on Breastfeeding Executive Board since 2015.


Milk and Marijuana, First Do No Harm

•Understand the prevalence and patterns of cannabis use
•Issues with accuracy of self reporting
•Name known effects of cannabis exposure to the newborn
•State the quantity of THC in human milk
•Cite professional organizations statements
•Understand the risk of withholding human milk from at risk infants
•Consider the social justice implications in counseling on cannabis use
•Counsel lactating parents and provide education materials
Session description

On January 1, 2018, recreational use of cannabis became legal in California. However, a lack of research has created a lot of confusion about the safety of cannabis use for pregnant and lactating parents. 

Dr. Stellwagen will discuss how to counsel families on cannabis use while breastfeeding including current data, research challenges, and social justice implications. 

Recording Policy
Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.  


Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be granted subject to a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.

Payment Policy

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 at no additional charge)

Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 contact hours of continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1 L-CERPs will be awarded.