The Mother-Baby Connection with Nils and Jill Bergman

The Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky (LINK), Kentucky Lactation Improvement Coalition (KLIC), the University of Louisville Center for Women and Infants are happy to co- sponsor a daybergman of learning with:

Nils Bergman, MD, PhD and Jill Bergman, BA


“Neuroscience of Birth and the Case for Zero Separation” with Nils Bergman
“A Neurobehavioral Approach to Breastfeeding including Breastfeeding Premature Infants” with Nils Bergman
“What is a Kangaroula? with Jill Bergman
“Neurological Supportive Labor Ward and NICU” with Nils Bergman
“Implementation to Support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative” with Nils Bergman

Tuition: $90 (includes breakfast and lunch, vegetarian lunch will be available).  No refunds will be made after February 5, 2015.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Space is limited to 100.

Doors open at 7:00 am.

Applications have been made for CERPs and CEUs. Attendance certificate, CERPs and CEUs are provided by KLIC via email after the conference.

Lectures will be in Rooms 101-102, first floor of the CTR Building

Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the CTR Building and accessed from South Clay Street. Cost for parking is $8.00/day.

Dr. Bergman’s books and tapes will be available for purchase with cash or check.

Handouts will be provided via email or on the LINK website as soon as available.

Nursing babies are welcome and accomodations for pumping will be made upon request.


Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD is known world wide for his contributions to Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), and the underlying perinatal and developmental neuroscience behind it. His diverse background explains his broader public health approach to supporting and promoting the global dissemination of maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact. He, together with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented KMC for premature infants right from birth. This resulted in a five-fold improvement in survival of Very Low Birth Weight babies. He introduced KMC to South Africa in 1995, and after 5 years, KMC became official policy for care of prematures in the hospitals of the Western Cape province. During that time he was the Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital (7000 deliveries per year) and five Midwife Obstetric Units (11000 deliveries per year). Dr Bergman continues to live and work in Cape Town, as a Consulting Public Health Physician. He has also worked in Sweden and Zimbabwe. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa where he continues his research on KMC and travels extensively to share his passion and research evidence for KMC. He is married to Jill and together they have 3 children.

Jill Bergman, BA has taught and lectured in Zimbabwe and South Africa. She has supported her husband, Dr. Nils Bergman, in Kangaroo Mother Care since 1988. Together they have produced 4 DVDs and written a book “Hold Your Prem” for parents of premature babies. She trains nursing staff in the practicalities of KMC and developmental care, is a doula and a kangaroula.

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