Upcoming One Day Workshop

Effective Strategies, Tools and Techniques for Birth, Lactation and Early Parenting Professionals

Next Date and Location TBA

6 Contact Hours Credit (North Carolina Nurses Association, ICEA, DONA, CAPPA); 6 CERP-L credits

Today’s parents face small concerns and (sometimes even) big challenges. Though they seek facts and figures over the internet, they often turn to professionals just like YOU to identify information, tools and strategies to meet their needs.

This evidence-based workshop gives birth, lactation and early parenting professionals skills to help parents prevent and solve common, but important, early parenting problems and to increase their confidence as new parents.


  • Help parents prevent and solve problems around baby’s eating, sleeping, crying and attachment
  • Promote breastfeeding duration
  • Discover dynamic strategies to enhance parent learning
  • See HUG Your Baby in action with Jan and a mother and baby
  • Join professionals from your community to support new parents

You will be inspired and instructed as you

  • Review characteristics of effective parent education
  • Discover family-friendly language
  • Explore normal crying and sleep patterns and breastfeeding basics
  • Observe babies’ interactive abilities
  • See engaging video clips of parents and their babies and hear inspiring case studies


Objectives of Workshop

  1. Describe the HUG strategies: “Start Here, not There,” “See then Share,” “Gaze then Engage.”
  2. Describe how information on newborn Zones and SOSs can help parents calm their baby, help baby sleep and eat well, and help the baby play so s/he can learn and grow.
  3. Describe developmental events impacting breastfeeding: prenatally; at birth, at two weeks, at one month; when mother returns to work; at four months, six months, nine months, and twelve months (Roadmap to Breastfeeding Success).
  4. Describe evidence-based resources to facilitate mothers’ understanding of child development, enhance parents’ confidence, and promote successful breastfeeding.

Registration: Contact jan@hugyourbaby.org


Approved for 2 Contact Hours credit (from NC Nurses Association, ICEA, DONA, and CAPPA). Application for CERPS has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Cost: $75

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Faculty: Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP, IBCLC

Jan has served families as a nurse practitioner and lactation consultant for decades.  Her well received program has been presented in 14 countries and around the USA. Jan was recognized as the NC Maternal Child Health Nurse of the Year and given the Innovative Nursing Practice and the Community Nursing Award.