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The Relationship Between Parent/Infant Synchrony, Breastfeeding Success and Infant Cues

by Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits:
  • Learning Format: Live Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning

During early breastfeeding it is critical that parents learn how to respond to and meet the individual infant’s needs. Compared to other mammals, the human newborn has a larger and more adaptable brain (head). The infant is particularly immature and dependent on appropriate, responsive care giving, and an environment for optimum development, survival and safety. Successful breastfeeding and parent and infant self-esteem are dependent upon the caregiver’s understanding of infant signals and contingent appropriate responses as the baby matures. This presentation focuses on understanding: (1) the newborn's abilities and senses; (2) how parents can identify and understand the abilities (Baby Watching Techniques); (3) infant states of awareness; and, (4) in-depth illustrations of infant cues and their interpretation.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1. Describe the characteristics of the six infant states and their relevance to breastfeeding.

Objective 2. Relate the importance of appropriate parental responses to infant cues and their impact on the development of infant self-regulation.

Objective 3. Describe the correlation between contingent communication between parent and baby and long term self esteem and optimal development.

Objective 4. Define infant regulation.

Objective 5. Describe how to engage today’s parent in the role of observing their baby through, “Baby Watching.”

Objective 6. List the infant cues that indicate hunger, satisfaction, fatigue and overstimulation.

Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks