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Sat, Jun 08


Homewood Suites, Glastonbury, CT

IBCLCMasterClass 2.0: Clinical Lactation Skills Level Up Workshop

Completed the IBCLCMasterClass, but wanting to deepen and expand those skills? This in-person course is for you!

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IBCLCMasterClass 2.0: Clinical Lactation Skills Level Up Workshop
IBCLCMasterClass 2.0: Clinical Lactation Skills Level Up Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Jun 09, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT

Homewood Suites, Glastonbury, CT, 65 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA

About the event

IBCLCMasterClass 2.0: Clinical Lactation Skills Level Up Workshop

June 8-9, 2024

Bryna Hayden, IBCLC

Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, LMT, CSOM

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP

(2  days in person in Glastonbury, CT, USA--both are FULL DAYS, so please plan accordingly)

Saturday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm  

Space is limited to ensure active participation.


Completion of the MasterClass is a pre-requisite. This advanced course is an investment that presumes a common knowledge base among attendees, therefore the course is only available to those who have completed the IBCLCMasterClass. If you register and have not completed the IBCLCMasterClass, you will be refunded less the cost of the Stripe fee. 


A 2-day program designed to strengthen and reinforce mastery of the skills acquired in the IBCLC MasterClass. 


Attendees will refine their assessment skills in the process of infant oral functional habilitation.

Attendees will learn to effectively apply course material in identifying appropriate interventions and developing a comprehensive care plan.

Attendees will develop a heightened proficiency in creative problem-solving strategies for challenging situations.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy and kinesiology specific to the oral habilitative exercises used to enhance infant feeding functionality.

Attendees will broaden their knowledge of the autonomic nervous system and learn tools that support systemic regulation of the dyad.

Attendees will learn to engage parents and collaborating health care professionals in a more comprehensive and integrative process.

Attendees will hone their skills in educating and communicating with parents and collaborating health care professionals.

Attendees will learn basic auscultation skills for the assessment of infant feeding.

Attendees will become adept at identifying confounding factors and appropriate interventions that influence the progression of oral functional habilitation. 


Individual: EARLY BIRD FEE: $555 (THROUGH 5/1/24)

Regular Pricing: $625 (from 5/1/24).



14.5 CERPs

CERPs Allocated by IBLCE

IBLCE Approval Number CLT114-33

CERPS will only be awarded for the entire course.

Intuitive Parenting Network, LLC has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners  (IBLCE) as a CERP Provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE’s endorsement or assessment of education quality. INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF LACTATION CONSULTANT EXAMINERS®, IBLCE®, INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT®, and IBCLC® are registered marks of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.


Bryna Hayden, IBCLC (they/them).

Bryna is a lactation consultant, mentor, educator, and birth doula in the Pacific Northwestern United States. They are active in their community as an advocate for mutual aid, reproductive justice, and reduction in barriers to care. They serve clients in both private practice and pediatric practice settings. They are also a current board member for the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).

Over their 17 years in the perinatal field, Bryna has had the privilege of many families’ trust to manage complex care situations. These complex cases led Bryna to seek additional training and continuing education in the areas of oral function and infant feeding, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTi), primitive reflexes and brain development in infants, cultural humility, trauma-informed care, harm-reduction approaches to clinical care, health literacy, motivational interviewing, Perinatal Mental Health, and other counseling strategies for client-facing care.

Inclusivity on every level is very important to Bryna. Their vision is to offer information and tools to help care providers to build a network of comprehensive, concordant, and individualized support systems for all.

Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, LMT, CSOM.

Jennifer has practiced holistic lactation and guided parents in raising their children holistically for over 30 years. A fascination with the physiology of wellness has led her on a decades-long journey exploring the influences on infant health that come to define long-term human well-being. She has a special interest in the areas of epigenetics and the microbiome, gut-brain health, oral functional competency and airway development, exploring the profoundly far-reaching implications of this work for breastfeeding dyads.

While residing between the USA & France from 2010-12, Jennifer established an international client base and now sees most of her clients on-line, specializing in collaborating with her clients in resolving complex breastfeeding issues. With a Master's degree in Holistic Health Coaching, her reputation for guiding parents through these issues stems from her ability to integrate holistic modalities and an expanded skill-set, such as myofunctional therapy and bodywork techniques, into her practice.

She is a writer and lecturer, offering workshops internationally and via webinar on lactation & epigenetics, gut health & healing, tongue-tie & airway development and holistic lactation practices. She offers a year-long advanced course in Integrative and Holistic Lactation. She is a founding member of IATP (the International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals) and founder of the Holistic Lactation Institute.

Jennifer is the mother of three children born at home in 1988, 92 & 98 and a granddaughter born at home in 2009. She has come to deeply embrace the wisdom and humility gained from gestating, birthing, nursing and parenting these three amazing human beings.

Sharon Vallone, DC, FICCP (Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics).

Sharon’s clinical practice is in a multidiscipline environment and brings 25+ years of pediatric experience with a primary interest in pregnancy, birth trauma, breastfeeding and problems with infant /toddler neurodevelopment. She finds her role frequently to be a member of a support team for infants and children providing assessment, treatment and healthcare advocacy, as well as individualized treatment for children with functional challenges. She is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics and teaches internationally in the International Chiropractor’s Association’s postgraduate program in pediatric chiropractic.


Bradley Airport (BDL).

For international travel, Boston or New York (JFK or Laguardia) may be more cost effective, but you will need to rent a car from there.

Course Location and Hotel Accommodations:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford South-Glastonbury

65 Glastonbury Boulevard Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033 USA

All rooms have kitchens.

To reserve a room:

Whole Foods, as well as many restaurants and grocery stores are within 10 minutes by car/Uber (some are within walking distance).

BONUS! Extend your stay by one day for the Babies in Common 

One-day, In-person Pumping and Feeding Gear Workshop for IBCLCs

taught by Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE

Details here (dicscount for those who've taken the course on-line):

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