Achieving Diapason: Client Centered Trans & Nonbinary Lactation Care
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2023 7:00-8:30 PM
REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE: https://pdx.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odOivrTIrGtP8Re_JHwgsb1MrVirlzO0_
Please join us and our amazing speaker: Bryna Hayden
Bryna is a lactation consultant, doula, advocate, and educator on topics surrounding complex lactation situations, infant reflexes and neurobiology, trauma-informed clinical strategies for infant feeding families, neurodivergence in parenting, and perinatal harm reduction practices. They focus on a lens of equity and parent-centered care. As a member of the queer and neurodivergent communities, Bryna emphasizes thinking outside the binary and prioritizing parents as experts in the decision-making process in their care.
Trans, Nonbinary, and gender-expansive or gender-nonconforming care has come a long way in recent years, but it still has a long way to go before competent care in these areas is mainstream. One field that is especially gendered is reproductive healthcare. There is a strong bias and assumption that the primary patient population identifies as female, and as such, it can be a very isolating experience for many individuals who need to access this care. This talk advocates for the de-gendering of reproductive & family health as a whole, while also caring for each patient as an individual. Learners will be introduced to foundational topics of gender expression and identity, the experiences of Trans, Nonbinary, or gender non-conforming individuals, and some key concepts to strengthening the quality of care for these populations.
CERPs are pending for OWLA members. You can join or renew at https://www.oregonwashingtonlactation.org/join
Hope to see you there!
Megan Dunn, BS, IBCLC