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1-day, in-person Pumping and Feeding Gear Workshop for IBCLCs

Interested in the Pumping & Feeding Gear for IBCLCs Workshop but would like to attend in-person? 

Now there are in-person options for this workshop that explores various breast pumps, flange sizes/shapes/materials, bottles and other feeding-related gear.

Touch the products, work with them and observe and work with real parents as they pump and you help them with flange fittings.  Play with  pumps, flanges, catchers and pullers, nipple shields, supplemental feeders, bottles, cups and and more!

You'll get full access to all the resources that the online workshop attendees receive, as well as access to all the same bonuses, including a community of colleagues so you can really delve into these topics after the workshop and keep learning.

  • What will be presented and discussed?

    • passive pumps, milk catchers and other breast care products that may help pumping parents
    • breast care products our clients may be using
    • the many different types of pumps, brands, new, old, suction strength, speeds...
    • 35+ different types and sizes of flanges (also known as pump breast shields) that we can discuss and you'll see some demonstrated
    • why the traditional recommendations for flange fittings are no longer what many us recommend for our clients (and the history of why those "old" recommendations were even created)
    • how to do an effective flange fitting with a client (including real parents pumping while YOU help them)
    • 50+ electric pumps and several manual pumps are available
    • pump settings--what works best?
    • more than 60 different bottles and nipples and the discussion will include why some might be preferred by feeding professionals over others--what about bottle shape, nipple shape, nipple material and flow rates?  Lots of demonstration will happen.
    • we'll talk about what gear you can consider purchasing (or having your hospital/office purchase), where to get it and how to pay for it

Who should join this workshop?

  • new IBCLCs
  • experienced IBCLCs who haven't used pumps and various bottles in their practice yet
  • experienced IBCLCs who want to build their confidence in doing pump flange fittings and helping families with bottles and other gear


    • an invitation to join an active private Facebook group just for workshop attendees to discuss pumping and feeding gear in the future as issues with your clients come up and as new products come out
    • private access to many additional resources and videos (including 4+ hours of pre-recorded videos you can watch at your own leisure and continued to access to them--including any that are added in the future) that cover
    • you'll be able to join scheduled Facebook Live Connection & Gear Discussion Calls that are held 2 times per month to discuss issues that you and other workshop participants have questions about (our Facebook group is very active, so there are always new questions that come up).
    • you’ll be invited to view past PFG Monthly Calls, which are recorded, hour-long, interactive conversations sessions (via video conference) where workshop participants delved into topics and new products on the market are demonstrated/discussed.
    • you'll be invited to join occasional PFG events via Zoom where we can get to know each other better and talk about how things are going in our work related to pumping...enjoy your water, coffee or other preferred beverage in your pajamas!

DETAILS for the 1-day Workshop
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, Boylston, MA (about 45 minutes west of Boston)
Thursday, June 22, 2023, all day
$325 per person, includes 7 L-CERPs.
See below for special discount codes.

Sign me up!

Meals, etc.
Your registration fee includes morning and afternoon snacks, coffee/tea all day and a healthy lunch buffet with vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.  Please email for hotel recommendations (if enough people need a hotel, we can try to get a group rate).

Discounts Available
If you have already taken Jeanette's 4-hour Pumping & Feeding Gear for IBCLCs Workshop (or have enrolled for the fully recorded version), you may use the discount code PFGREPEAT to receive $25 off your registration fee. 

Use the discount code PFGBIPOC to receive 30% off the registration fee.


Make this a 3-day workshop!! 
The two days before the 6/22 workshop, you can also sign up for Lactation Therapy: Advanced Clinical Skills with Maya Bolman and Lisa Lahey, which will take place at the same location. Click here for more information on their workshop.


Along with the Lactation Therapy workshop mentioned above, those attending the 1-day Pumping & Feeding Gear workshop may also access the block of rooms at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Marlborough. You can book the hotel for the discounted price until May 20.
Attendees can begin making reservations by calling the hotel directly at (978) 838-9940 and asking for “Next Level Lactation Therapy Skills.” The dedicated code is “NLL.”  Also, please find the customized booking link here.
or click here

Available Rooms - Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Marlborough

NOTE: if there are no more rooms left in the block, PLEASE let me know, we may be able to open more!

Contact with any questions.

You must be an IBCLC to sign up for this workshop.

We've all been there...

"what is this new contraption?"     
"how exactly does this pump work?"    
"how can I be sure this is the right size flange for this parent?"  
"what IS the best bottle for THIS baby?"  
"what do we do about elastic nipples"  
"do we go for a bigger flange or smaller?"


You might also be interested in Bottle Skills for the Bottle Refuser, a 4-hour, live and interactive online workshop with Susan Howard, MSN, RN, IBCLC.  Click here for more information.

Testimonials from Participants

"It's not often I take a course that completely changes something about my practice.  This was one of them.  Mind. Blown.  Everything I thought I knew about flange sizing was wrong.  I was able to take the information from this course and immediately use it to benefit my clients, and I am so grateful.  I want to shout from the rooftops that every IBCLC encountering a pumping mom should be taking this course, so we can help moms get MORE MILK comfortably.  The video resources were amazing, and the additional coverage of various gear and equipment was great."
~ Jeanne Pichoff LOTR, IBCLC

"I just took Jeanette’s Pumping and Feeding Gear Workshop for IBCLCs and highly recommended it! It is one of the few courses (and I’ve taken a lot) where I was able to immediately use what I learned and it had a positive impact on my clients. I learned so many useful tips about flange fit, bottle types and pumps. If you haven’t taken this course yet, I highly recommend it."  ~ Tamar Winter, IBCLC

"Hands down Jeanette is a knowledgeable and inspiring educator who holds your attention during the 2-part Pumping & Feeding Gear workshop for IBCLCs. In this interactive and inclusive workshop, Jeanette shares current information coupled with a vast array of feeding and education related products, which makes this comprehensive workshop a must for both new and seasoned IBCLCs. ~ Roza Baghdassarian, IBCLC

"I really enjoyed Jeanette's workshop! I have been asking and waiting for a workshop like this for so many years, but no one would offer it. This 4 hour-workshop is so full of up-to-date information, with all kinds of new lactation tools on the market, including the most popular and the least favorite ones too. Jeanette's extensive experience with research and her clients, has helped create a wonderful database of knowledge in this field. I would highly recommend and actually encourage this workshop to anyone that works with the lactation dyad. I will definitely attend her workshop again, to keep up with any updates, in the future. You will be amazed, you will learn a lot, and you will have so much fun, too! - Milli S., IBCLC"

"I enjoyed your lightheartedness during the class. You are fun to watch and listen to." 

"Thank you SO MUCH for the workshop! It was really helpful in understanding all the products and accessories on the market." 

"Thank you for a great class. I am a newly practicing IBCLC and just starting to get my head around flange sizing." 

"I loved your class! I’m a veteran IBCLC and I still found multiple techniques and ideas you provided really helpful...Thanks for taking the time to create such a class. A class I didn't even realize I actually needed. But found incredibly beneficial." 


About Your Workshop Facilitator

Jeanette Mesite Frem, MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, SBCPE, CD is an experienced childbirth educator, IBCLC-lactation consultant and retired birth doula. She started her career working with families while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa in the early 90s. She loved that work so much she went on to receive a public health masters degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, focusing her studies on nutrition for maternal and child health. Her two children were breastfed for more than 2 years each and Jeanette has experience pumping at work for both children and has supported more than a thousand families with breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping, bottlefeeding, cupfeeding, tubefeeding, etc. over the years. 

Jeanette provides prenatal childbirth and breastfeeding classes at her office in Northborough, Massachusetts, as well as providing virtual feeding consultations as well as in her office. She also enjoys leading workshops for perinatal health professionals and mentoring those who work with families.  If you have questions, feel free to email

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