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"Supporting Queer & Trans Parents in their Lactation Goals"

Featuring Licensed Midwife, Liam Kali (they/them)


On Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST, BreastfeedLA presents Supporting Queer & Trans Parents in their Lactation Goals, a webinar featuring Licensed Midwife and author, Liam Kali, sponsored by LA Best Babies Network. This presentation will discuss how feeding our babies is but one aspect of parenting, how lactation and chest/breastfeeding are intensely embodied experiences that are deeply impacted by one’s gender identity, and that ultimately, each individual should be supported in their own personal lactation goals, with the highest priorities being a baby that is adequately nourished and parents and babies who are attaching securely to one another.  

This workshop will explore the impact of queer and trans identity on lactation experiences and goals, including lactation induction in any body, chest feeding after masculinization surgery, and co-nursing.

Participants will be awarded 1.75 L-CERPS & 2.0 Contact Hours. 


By the end of the presentation, participants will:

1. Understand the impact of queer and trans identity on lactation goals

2. Identify considerations for lactation induction across Ithe gender spectrum

3. Explore feeding options after chest masculinization surgery

4. Learn about the interpersonal dynamics of co-nursing

5. Grasp the importance of supporting bonding and attachment. 


Speaker, Licensed Midwife & Author, Liam Kali


Licensed Midwife Liam Kali (they/them) has dedicated their career to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ families having babies. Over the past 25 years, Liam’s work has touched countless queer and trans parents, both in private practice as a health care provider and as a strong advocate within the childbirth professions, where Liam has steadfastly pushed the needle forward towards gender inclusivity in perinatal care.  Liam is a skilled clinician who utilizes an integrated approach, providing fertility and pregnancy care while nurturing the emotional and relational aspects of the transition to parenthood.  Liam’s expertise is widely accessible in their book, Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be.

Cancelation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view for up to 3 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 2.0 contact hours 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.