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Lactation & Breastfeeding Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Lactation & Breastfeeding for professional training. These Lactation & Breastfeeding online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Lactation & Breastfeeding education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

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United States Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC

Andrea Herron, is one of the first and longest continuous certified pediatric nurse practitioners in the United States. After more than 40 years working with breastfeeding mothers and their babies and teaching parenting classes, she is among one of the most experienced consultant in the field of lactation. Regardless of the issue or concern, Andrea has guided thousands of mothers to meet their breastfeeding and early parenting goals through support groups, lactation consultations, and childrearing education. After receiving a Master's in pediatric nursing from UCLA, Andrea became an early pioneer in the back-to-breastfeeding movement, and educated health professionals as an instructor in the UCLA lactation educator course, all over the United States. Her private lactation practice, Growing with Baby in San Luis Obispo, California, was used as the national model for private practices by Women Infant and Children (WIC), the federally funded health and nutrition program. One of her favorite and most popular topics she teaches through her Growing with Baby parenting groups is, Understanding Your Infant’s Temperament. This topic and many of the other topics she teaches are included in her newly released book, Suckle, Sleep, Thrive: Breastfeeding Success Through Understanding Your Baby’s Cues. Co-written with Lisa Rizzo.

Andrea has been married to Larry Herron, an orthopedic spine surgeon, for over 35 years. They are the proud parents of a grown son, two Labradors, a cat, and parrot. The couple reside in Shell Beach, California.

United States Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC
Abstract:

Knowledge about infant temperament has been known since the early 1960s with the release of the ground breaking research of Dr. Alexander Thomas, Stella Chess and Herbert Birch and yet, among the general public there seems to be a lack of information about this important body of science (temperament). When parents perceive their baby as content and seemingly non-demanding, they may be shocked and dismayed to find out during a routine well baby visit that the baby is underweight or is failing to thrive. They thought the baby was content because she didn’t give clear cues, and as a result, was underfed. In another scenario, when the baby is irritable despite frequent feeding mothers may lose confidence and question the quantity and quality of their milk and prematurely wean. The behavior of the intense baby that screams on the scale when weighed and is tortured by the bath is overwhelming and misunderstood. When behaviors are misread or inappropriately responded to, optimal physical and emotional development is potentially affected. This presentation will help the learner understand the classic nine temperament traits and how they are grouped into classifications. The listener will learn about the topic of “goodness of fit “and its impact on the long-term emotional health of the infant and developing child. Finally, with case study examples, the emphasis is on how temperament impacts breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

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Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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A graduate of the London Film School, Toni Harman has produced and directed a number of internationally distributed documentary films including MICROBIRTH, about the origins of the human microbiome, FREEDOM FOR BIRTH, about the struggle for women's rights in childbirth and DOULA!, about the work of birth and postnatal doulas. In 2017, Toni founded MICROBIOME COURSES, an online digital school now with over 33,000 enrolled students. The school offers accredited digital courses for midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and childbirth educators and covers topics on the infant microbiome, epigenetics, group B Strep and the science of breast milk. For more information, go to http://microbiomecourses.com

Abstract:

MICROBIRTH filmmaker and author Toni Harman explains the microscopic events happening during physiological birth and breastfeeding. When a baby is born, the infant acquires bacteria from the mother’s birth canal, from contact with the mother’s fecal matter, from skin-to-skin contact, from other environmental exposures and from breast milk. The special sugars in human breast milk then feed the bacteria that have come from the mother to quickly colonise the baby’s gut, thus ensuring the optimal training of the infant immune system. However, C-section, antibiotics and formula feeding can impact these natural biological processes with ramifications for a child’s lifelong health.

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Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 9  |  Viewing Time: 12 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.