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Saturday, August 1

MILK: An Infant Feeding Conference

The L.A. Hotel Downtown

333 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90071

9:00am to 4:00pm

In the first event of its kind, MILK: An Infant Feeding Conference, will take place on July 31 and August 1, 2015 at the LA Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Proudly hosted by Ergobaby, The Leaky Boob and MommyCon, MILK is a conference designed for parents, doctors, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, infant feeding counselors, dieticians, nutritionists and all those passionate about infant feeding.

Dr. James McKenna, Professor and Researcher will deliver the Keynote Presentation at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 1st. Jessica Martin-Weber, Founder of The Leaky Boob, a mom of six and breastfeeding advocate, will be hosting a VIP Meet & Greet session where participants can share stories and learn about building community through infant feeding. In her presentation, Milk Sharing and Milk Banking: A Gallop Through History, Dr. Naomi Bar-Yam will discuss the history of milk sharing, wet nursing and milk banking, including a in depth look at human milk banking today (qualifies for LCERP). Stephanie A. Rodriguez-Moser, BA, IBCLC, RLC will help participants learn the differences between type of lactation care providers and the licensing efforts for IBCLCs taking place in the United States, in her presentation, Alphabet Soup: Why Licensure for IBCLCs Matters and How to Help. Rodriguez-Moser will return for a second session titled, Feed the Baby: Teaching Formula Feeding, in which she will discuss what is lacking in supplementation and formula feeding education and strategies that can help supplementing or formula feeding mothers. In her presentation, Mythbusters: Lactation Style, Amy Peterson, IBCLC, will offer a fun, game-style, presentation highlighting common infant feeding assumptions regarding introducing bottles to breast fed babies and “busting” the myths. Additional Speakers will include Dr. Jay Gordon, MD on Night Weaning, a special MILK: Panel with Jessica Martin-Weber, Dr. Jay Gordon and special guests, a presentation by Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, ENT, Nursing in a Baby Carrier with Laura Brown, Babywearing Educator and Doula, a presentation titled “Marketing in the Baby and Maternal Health Industry, Infant-Attuned Breastfeeding and Infant Carrying Promotes Your Child’s Development and Your Mutual Attachment,” by Dr. Henrik Norholt, Chief Science Officer at Ergobaby, and a Breastfeeding Support Panel.
Milk: An Infant Feeding Conference, will also feature a Feeding Lounge and Resource Center for nursing mothers and the Bottle Bar with Amy Peterson, IBCLC, a venue for mothers that will feature unbiased information from an IBCLC regarding bottle selection.

All events will take place at the LA Hotel at 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. For tickets and more information, a schedule, please visit www.milkconference.com, email [email protected] or find us at www.facebook.com/mommyconusa.

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Saturday morning cartoons: Heros


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


Look up in the sky! It’s a bird? it’s a plane? NO! It’s this month’s crime fighting, justice preserving, gadget wielding Cartoon extravaganza! From heroes to mutants, and villains both sympathetic and sociopathic, cartoon caped crusaders have been part of our lives long before Christian Bale made Batman into nothing more than a voice, or Marvel mad a whole universe of movies. Underdogs and super rabbits, powdered toast men and jokers, cartoon superheroes and villains, even before the comics themselves, have been how we learned about right and wrong, bravery and cowardice and how to rock tights and still look good. Saturday morning cartoons have always had superheroes at their core, and we are very proud to finally give them their time in the bat-signal spotlight. So join the Cinefamily and Animation Breakdown for a heroic way to get your Saturday going. We will be showing a great mix ranging from the colorful madness of Ralph Bakshi’s Mighty Mouse to the gothic awesomeness of Batman the Animated Series to the irreverent insanity of Amy Poehler’s The Mighty B.

Snacks, as well as our all you can eat cereal bar (with the month’s special cereal mix) will be provided – and all kids under 14 get in for free! See you Saturday and don’t forget to bring your most heroic pajamas.
- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/animation-breakdown/#abds-saturday-morni...

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2015 Proof of Concept Innovation Fair

Third Street Promenade

1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

10:00am to 6:00pm

Proof of Concept (PoC) is a tech event where entrepreneurs and tech leaders gather with the general public and get critical feedback as they tinker, learn, and understand about the latest technology that is evolving out of Silicon Beach. Proof of Concept curates both start-ups and existing companies in the field of technology, with various levels of funding, to bridge the gap that divides early prototypes inventors from their potential users in a public space, coined the “user space.” Created by Mike Juloya, the Proof of Concept 2015 Innovation Fair will take place at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica on August 1, with an estimated attendance of more than 40,000. More information can be found at www.poc.events.

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Big Bite Bacon Fest

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802


For the second year, the Big Bite Bacon Fest is bringing all the best bacon and pork foods and craft brews to Long Beach, CA for yet another celebration of the World's most beloved protein!

The Big Bite Bacon Fest is a fun-filled, tasting event featuring creative bacon and pork dishes from the best chefs and competitive cooks from Long Beach and beyond. Indulge in mouth watering bacon-y deliciousness ranging from appetizers to desserts to everything in between to be washed down with samples of ice cold craft beers. Don't risk missing out on delicious bacon & pork infused dishes and some of the best craft beers!

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