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"Rethinking Flange Fitting"

Featuring Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE



On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST, BreastfeedLA presents Rethinking Flange Fitting, a webinar featuring Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE. As lactation professionals, our overall goal is to help more babies get more human milk. Our work often includes supporting families with pumping. For many years, we have been told to "size up" for pump flange/breast shield size but many parents and lactation professionals are now finding that smaller flange sizes are much more effective for comfort, milk yield and pumping efficiency. But how small is “smaller”? Do silicone flanges work just as well as hard plastic? Does the shape of the flange influence milk removal and comfort? This session will show participants many different flanges sizes, several different types of flanges and video snippets of real parents pumping with some of them. The session will highlight several aspects of doing a flange fitting as a lactation professional. Providing effective flange fitting services as a lactation professional can increase pumping comfort and significantly increase milk yield and extend the duration of lactation for many families.  

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


By the end of the presentation:

1. Participants will be able to list 10 smaller flange sizes and 6 types of silicone flanges theycould try/suggest for their clients.

2. Participants will be able to state the three main factors (FIT: feel, intensity and tempo) and multiple sub-factors that go into an effective pumping session.

3. Participants will feel more confident to perform a flange fitting with a pumping client, using multiple flanges and inserts and assess which are the most appropriate for their client.

The recording of this event will be sent to all registrants approximately 2 weeks after the live event, and available for viewing for up to 3 months after the live event. The webinar recording will NOT be available for purchase later, so don't delay- register today!


Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE  

Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE is an experienced childbirth educator, IBCLC-lactation consultant and retired birth doula. She started her career working with families while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa in the early 90s. She loved that work so much she went on to receive a public health masters degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, focusing her studies on nutrition for maternal and child health. Her two children were breastfed for more than 2 years each and Jeanette has experience pumping at work for both children and has supported more than a thousand families with feeding and pumping over the last 20 years.

Jeanette provides prenatal childbirth and breastfeeding classes at her office in Northborough, Massachusetts, as well as providing virtual and office feeding consultations. She also enjoys leading workshops for perinatal health professionals and mentoring those who work with families. If you have questions, feel free to email jeanette@babiesincommon.com.

Cancelation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view for up to 3 months after the live event, therefore no refunds will be granted. It is the responsibility of the participant to view the recording while it is available. This webinar will not be available for sale later.

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.