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The Ultimate Marathon: Supporting Mothers Who Want to Breastfeed in the NICU

Featuring Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC


On June 24th, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PST BreastfeedLA presents The Ultimate Marathon: Supporting Mothers Who Want to Breastfeed in the NICU, a webinar featuring Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC.

With all we know about the nutritional, therapeutic, and neuroprotective properties of breastmilk, as well as its role in supporting bonding and attachment, how can we best support mothers in the NICU who want to breastfeed their premature or sick babies?  

In this presentation, we will discuss evidence-based ways to help NICU mothers achieve optimal milk supply, as well as practical ways NICU staff can help to increase human milk nutrition in the NICU.  We will describe ways to support use of early colostrum as oral care for extremely preterm infants. Lastly, we will describe a Preterm Breastfeeding Pathway to support NICU mothers in successfully breastfeeding their babies prior to discharge without delaying time to full oral feeds or increasing length of stay. 

Participants will be awarded 1.75 L-CERPS & 2 Contact Hours.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss 4 ways to support optimal milk supply for NICU mothers
  • Describe 4 ways to increase the use of human milk nutrition in the NICU
  • Discuss 3 ways to support use of early colostrum as oral care for ELBW infants
  • Describe 3 ways to support mothers in breastfeeding their preterm infants before NICU discharge

Join Dr. Phillips after the webinar for an intimate roundtable discussion along with breakout sessions.  Ticket purchase required.


9:00am-10:55am Presentation

10:55am-11:15am Q&A

11:15am-11:20am Closing

11:20am-11:30am Break

11:30am-12:30pm Roundtable (ticket purchase required)


After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology with a focus on mother-infant attachment, became NIDCAP certified as a Preterm Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis.  She completed her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in S. California and is an attending neonatologist in the Level 4 NICU at the same hospital.  She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is Pediatric Department Chair and Medical Director of Neonatal Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. 

Dr. Phillips is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and a past president of the National Perinatal Association (NPA).  She is currently President of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH), a global non-profit organization with a mission to support healthy infant-parent relationships before and after birth.  Her passion is to honor and nurture the earliest connections between babies and their parents.

Cancelation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view for up to 2 years, therefore no refunds will be granted. It is the responsibility of the participant to view the recording while it is available. 

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 pay the General Registration rate and contact info@breastfeedla.org. No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 2 contact hour of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.75 L-CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.