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Putting a Plan in Place for Pumping

by Karolina Ochoa, BSN, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Dietetic CEU, 1 ACNM
  • Handout: Yes

Pumping can be a choice or a necessity and the role of Lactation Professionals is to meet the parents where they are at. There are endless reasons for parents to use a breast pump, including prematurity, maternal-infant separation, low milk supply, return to work. Pumping can also be a choice for parents that do not wish to directly latch their baby, called Exclusive Pumping. Pumping parents deserve the same kind of evidence-based care as their exclusively breastfeeding counterparts but are often marginalized. During this workshop, you will learn how to best support a pumping parent: the importance of proper flange sizing, pumping schedules, exclusive pumping, the emotional toll of triple feeding, and how to help parents set realistic goals based on their own values.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Examine different reasons for pumping breast-milk and how to determine the best approach to care for the pumping parent.

Objective 2: Identify the importance of an inclusive approach and respecting parent's own goals and values.

Objective 3: Determine correct flange size depending on nipple size and elasticity.

Objective 4: Evaluate the emotional toll of triple feeding and how that affects long-term breastfeeding outcomes.

Objective 5: Develop skills for supporting parents who choose to Exclusively Pump.

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks