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Breastfeeding in the NICU Lecture Pack

Breastmilk and breastfeeding are of particular importance for premature or ill neonates. Receiving human milk provides infants with the best chance of longterm health and wellness, but providing the right kind of support requires specialized knowledge. Learn more about the unique challenges of promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding in the NICU with this special package. With presentations on the whys and hows of using banked human milk, supporting breastfeeding in the late preterm infant, transitioning to the breast and best practices for breastfeeding in the NICU, this is your opportunity to expand your learning and clinical skills.

$75.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 4.00   Access Time: 4 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (4):
Duration: 65 mins
Nastassia Harris, DNP(c), MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC
Navigating Pathways to Breastfeeding Success in the Late Preterm Infant
U.S.A. Nastassia Harris, DNP(c), MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC

Dr. Nastassia Harris is a licensed registered nurse with over 15 years’ experience in perinatal nursing and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009.

Nastassia serves as an assistant professor in the school of nursing at Montclair State University. Over her career Nastassia developed a passion for eliminating disparities in black infant and maternal health. In 2018, she went on to found a nonprofit, the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation where she serves as the executive director. Through the nonprofit, Nastassia established Sistahs Who Breastfeed, a breastfeeding support group for black women which operates in several NJ cities.

She is active in several committees and organizations including the Association of Women's Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing and the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Nastassia's research and clinical interests include implicit bias/racism in healthcare, breastfeeding in the black community, obstetrical violence, high risk OB, and reproductive justice.

Objective 1: Describe 3 common risk factors in the late preterm infant;

Objective 2: List at least 2 strategies to preserve exclusive breastfeeding in the late preterm infant;

Objective 3: Explain glucose management in the late preterm.

U.S.A. Nastassia Harris, DNP(c), MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding the late preterm newborn (34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks) presents unique challenges that differ from that of a health full term baby. By nature of their immaturity, late preterm infants are at higher risk for developing jaundice, hypoglycemia, falling sleeping during feedings, and being difficulty to wake. Unfortunately, this also puts them at a greater risk for formula supplementation, despite a family’s desire for exclusive breastfeeding. This presentation will help to illustrate the challenges in breastfeeding the late preterm infant, and techniques for preserving exclusivity in the hospital and post discharge.

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Duration: 77 mins
Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
Best Practices to Support Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care
USA Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

Kathie, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of CT School of Medicine, is a neonatologist, member of the Human Milk Research Center at CT Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT, and graduated from Cornell University and Cornell University School of Medicine, completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and Neonatology at Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC USA. In the inaugural group of physicians designated “Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine” (FABM), she served twelve years on the ABM Board of Directors, chaired the Protocol committee, and chaired the United States Breastfeeding Committee 2013-14. Elected to the International Lactation Consultant Association Board July 2014-17, she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, serves as the AAP Connecticut Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator since 2000, and Chairs the Baby-Friendly USA NICU Initiative. Initially founding Medical Director of the New England Mother's Milk Bank she is currently co-Medical Director of the Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes and has authored many chapters, monographs, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and ABM protocols. Her research centers on breastfeeding and the use of human milk in the NICU, cup feeding, donor milk/donor milk banking, the Baby-Friendly NICU, global maternal-child issues and the education of medical professionals. Lecturing extensively in the United States and abroad, she resides in Glastonbury, CT, her greatest accomplishment her 4 amazing young adults, 19 to 29 years of age.

Objective 1: Participants will be able to discuss the challenges of breastfeeding an infant in the NICU;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to list at least four steps in the transition from human milk expression and feeding to breastfeeding;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to identify at least three supportive practices of breastfeeding in a NICU environment.

USA Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

There are many challenges faced by mothers, families and staff with the hospitalization of a sick or premature infant that affect lactation and breastfeeding. These include mother-infant separation, initiation and maintenance of lactation by milk expression, compromised milk production, barriers to infant-mother-parent bonding, the need for family-centered care, and the many issues related to continuity of care both during the hospitalization and between facilities and caregivers. We will explore current evidence concerning the support of mothers’ and families’ choice to transition from milk expression to breastfeeding of their infants in intensive care. While our knowledge of the importance of human milk has grown immensely with respect to nutrition, acute and chronic disease risk reduction and prevention, neurodevelopment, physiology, and the intestinal microbiome among others, there remains a gap in the translation of this knowledge into the practice of transition of human milk feeding to breastfeeding in many countries, regions and individual intensive care units/wards. It can be done—we will explore the evidence for how!

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Duration: 64 mins
Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD, MSW
The Whys and Hows of Using Banked Donor Milk
United States Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD, MSW

Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD, ACSW, has been working in maternal and child health for over 30 years as an educator, researcher, advocate, and writer. She is the immediate past president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and the founding director of Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, which provides safe donor milk to hospitals and families throughout the northeastern US. An expert on access to perinatal health care and policies that support breastfeeding, she has been a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control (on a panel that created “The CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions”), to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (developing an issue paper addressed to CEOs and legislators on breastfeeding and the workplace), and to the March of Dimes (developing educational material for women and families who are medically and socially vulnerable to high-risk pregnancy). She also developed a curriculum for hospital personnel about combining breastfeeding with their work. She reviews articles submitted to the Journal of Human Lactation, Breastfeeding Medicine, and other publications related to breastfeeding, milk banking, and access to perinatal child care. As Executive Director of Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, she is thoroughly versed in the technical, procedural, and ethical aspects of milk banking. She often speaks at professional conferences, hospital staff trainings, and grand rounds about milk banking and breastfeeding policies.

Objective 1: Participants will be able to identify three clinical benefits to using donor human milk for premature babies;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to describe five procedures used to assure the safety of pasteurized donor milk;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to discuss three steps to establishing a NICU donor milk program.

United States Naomi Bar-Yam, PhD, MSW

As the research on the importance of human milk increases, the use of donor human milk for premature, fragile babies is likewise increasing, New milk banks are being established all over the world. This development raises many practical, research and ethical questions. This talk covers: i) current research on the benefits, challenges and appropriate uses of donor human milk; ii) safety of pasteurized donor human milk; and iii) practical aspects of using banked human milk in NICUs and other hospital units.

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Duration: 58 mins
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Transitioning the Preterm Infant to the Breast
United States Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

Nancy Mohrbacher was born and raised in the Chicago area, where she lives today. She is a board-certified lactation consultant who has been helping nursing mothers since 1982. Her breastfeeding books for parents and professionals include Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple and its Pocket Guide; Breastfeeding Made Simple(with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett); Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple; and Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion app for Android and iPhone.

Nancy currently contracts with hospitals to improve breastfeeding practices, writes for many publications, and speaks at events around the world. Nancy was in the first group of 16 to be honored for her lifetime contributions to breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.

Objective 1: Participants will be able to explain 3 advantages of direct breastfeeding over-pumping and bottle-feeding human milk;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to summarize when and how to begin direct breastfeeding with a very preterm infant;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to describe the role of semi-demand feeding in transitioning a preterm baby to exclusive breastfeeding.

United States Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

To most effectively help preterm babies learn to breastfeed, we need to first understand how preterm babies’ breastfeeding behaviors differ from term babies. This talk describes the research-based 7 preterm breastfeeding stages, the “road map” that shows parents and providers what to expect during this transition. It also includes strategies that can smooth the path and speed the journey to exclusive breastfeeding.

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Tags / Categories

(IBCLC) Education and Communication, (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Physiology and Endocrinology, Breastfeeding Strategies for the Preterm Infant, Donor Human Milk for Preterm Infants

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