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Date: March 1, 2023, 18:00 UTC  |  Local time: , 1677693600
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Breaking the Silos: Understanding the Connections Between Labor Interventions and Lactation

In celebration of IBCLC Day 2023, GOLD Learning is excited to welcome Janiya Mitnaul Williams MA, IBCLC, CLC as she shares her presentation titled "Breaking the Silos: Understanding the Connections Be...

Birth and breastfeeding/chestfeeding are intimately woven together although many separate the two. One's labor and birth process however, have a direct impact on how their nursing journey begins. Naturally, most infants can independently progress through the fetal to neonatal transition and produce a baby-led latch within the first hours of life. However, the process of birth is often unpredictable and many birthing families are regularly faced with common or unexpected labor interventions that can adversely affect milk supply and the initiation and receptivity of breastfeeding/chestfeeding for the infant. Some of the most common interventions include: IV fluids, induction of labor, epidurals, and continuous electronic fetal monitoring. These maternity care practices come with unintended consequences that directly impact lactation. Furthermore, studies indicate that many of these interventions are done more for convenience as opposed to medical reasoning. In order to promote, protect and support breastfeeding/chestfeeding for birthing families, providers and other members of the healthcare team should be encouraged to work in tandem; using effective communication and facilitating open dialogue. By including families in every aspect of their birth and postpartum period, self-efficacy and confidence is increased and trust is developed, setting the foundation for increased initiation and duration of human milk feeding.

Duration: 60 min  |   CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Recording Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Number of Seats: 1000