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Breastfeeding with Insufficient Glandular Tissue

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CNE, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

Breastfeeding is the normative way to feed babies all over the world. We have access to a large amount of scientific evidence that supports it. Advocates of breastfeeding such as health care professionals that protect, promote and support the breast/chest feeding dyad can struggle sometimes with women or babies who cannot breastfeed as the World Health Organization suggests. Mothers with low milk supply are often supported by family, friends and health care with well meaning advice and remedies to help them do their best. Women who have insufficient glandular tissue (IGT) struggle with their milk supply, despite good breastfeeding management. It is common to see families with this issue during their second or third lactation failure without really understanding what might be going wrong. These babies can have dehydration in the neonatal period, hypernatremia or even death without anybody that could help with a correct diagnosis or help with achievable goals that can benefit both mother and baby. It is of great importance to help with accurate diagnosis that can also benefit psychologically and can help parents choose to continue breastfeeding with breast/ chest supplementation.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the theoretical framework that can give us useful information for a timely and appropriate diagnosis of Insufficient Glandular Tissue;

Objective 2: Demonstrate and support the best way possible for the dyad to achieve a healthful breastfeeding experience;

Objective 3: Apply useful tools that can help achieve the personal goals

Presentations: 33  |  Hours / CE Credits: 32.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks