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A Father’s Role in Breastfeeding (Newly Updated for 2020)

  • Duration: 90 Mins
  • Credits: 1.5 CERP, 1.5 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Recording
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

Fathers are an undervalued resource in breastfeeding, often ignored or treated with indifference. This presentation highlights the unique role of fathers as both the Co-Parent of the child and the mother’s primary care giver upon discharge from the hospital. We will discuss the literature regarding the impact that fathers have on breastfeeding and how they can be used more effectively to support breastfeeding. The presenter will also provide an insight into the male mind and how to effectively communicate with fathers. It also covers effective teaching strategies to bring fathers into the breastfeeding relationship. Newly updated for 2020.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the value of engaged fathers and fatherhood.

2. Advocate for recognition of fathers as equal partners in the breastfeeding and parenting relationships.

3. Describe effective teaching strategies to prepare fathers for their role as breastfeeding coaches.

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6 Applied for  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks