Workshop #1

Presentation #1

Structure and Function: How the Infant's Structure Affects the Infant's Function

Presentation Outline

This program discusses why structural issues happen, what challenges they cause or contribute to, and the long-term effects if left untreated, and techniques to use to assess infant structure.

  • We look at pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant feeding and behavioral challenges, difficulty meeting developmental milestones, and behavioral issues in older children due to untreated structural issues as infants.
  • We look, in detail, at the infant body, learning how to recognize structural asymmetries and musculature tightness by sight and feel.
  • We finish the program learning how to evaluate the infant structure, using hands-on assessment skills to recognize problem areas that may be contributing to infant function.

10 videos, and several case studies are included.

*Participants must bring their own dolls for the hands-on portion*



1 session available on Friday, October 25, 2019


08:00 – 15:30


6 hours

*Workshop times are subject to change

Food & Beverage 

Includes a coffee break & lunch


Jaye (Simpson) Haleryn, LC (retired), CLE®, CIIM, BT

Jewel Mohr, MEd, IBCLC

Jaye began her career in lactation in 1995, after struggling with challenging breastfeeding issues with her second son.  

  • In 1995, she became a Certified Lactation Educator through Lactation Institute and worked with her local WIC program as a Peer Counselor.
  • In 2000 she earned her credential as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
  • In 2005, she became a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage through A Foundation for Healthy Family Living.
  • In 2009 she became a Bowen Therapist through National Bowen Therapy Training.
  • In 2013, Jaye began speaking and teaching the Structure and Function program as well as trainings focusing on working with the LGBTQ community.

Jaye retired from her private practice LC and speaking career in 2015 and did not renew her IBCLC credential.

Jaye continues to teach the Structure and Function program online, educating those who take the course on the importance of recognizing infant structure and function issues as early as possible.

Jewel's passion for lactation began after the birth of her fraternal twin boys in 2007 and the numerous breastfeeding challenges they struggled with.

  • In 2012, she reconnected with Jaye Haleryn, who became her IBCLC mentor.
  • In 2013, she became an Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA.
  • In 2014, she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist through Lactation Education Resources.
  • In May 2015, Jewel earned her specialized Certificate in Lactation Consultant through UC San Diego Extension Lactation Consultant Program.
  • In October 2015, she earned her credential as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Jewel is an IBCLC in private practice specializing in working with infants with structure and function challenges. She is well versed in the importance and efficacy of body work. She continues to work closely with Jaye Haleryn, and is co-teaching the Structure and Function course in 2019.                

Workshop #2 & #3


Assisting in Latch: Following Baby's Cues

Workshop Outline

When too much good information is actually too much!

Parents can be so overwhelmed by all the messages they receive from their caregivers. Can our approach to Position and Latch be normalized? Can we can decrease the physical and psychological trauma often experienced by new parents just trying to do what all mammals do so normally? Admittedly there will always be some breastfeeding difficulties but let us come together and work at making it easier. By implementing a more simple plan of care we can all decrease the stress level not only for our clients but also for ourselves as we look at the baby’s innate behavior and activate better client learning skills. By listening, observing and using a less hands on approach, this skills lab will be helpful whether it is the first latch after delivery or for older babies.



Attie SandinkRN, IBCLC, CLE

Attie Sandink, is a wife, a mother of four sons, a Registered Nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a former Labour and Delivery Nurse, Child Birth Educator, Breastfeeding Faculty at CAPPA, a trainer, a friend and owner of Birth & Baby Needs. Her goals are to meet individual client needs without pressure. By using current research, always keeping in mind the natural instinctual behaviour of babies, she helps to empower new parents and professionals by presenting educational seminars and classes. She loves the team approach to supporting families and as such continues to mentor new interns who desire to become IBCLCs. “If we don’t help to educate those who come after us we will never be able to retire” is the quote she keeps as her Meme.

Attie is an ongoing learner and enjoys upgrading her skills and her approach to client care, by attending workshops and online seminars both in Canada and elsewhere. Continuing education stimulates the mind and protects our sense of self.


1 session available on Friday, October 25, 2019


Workshop #3: 12:30 – 14:30


2 hours

*Workshop times are subject to change


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