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Preventing the Plunge: Why the First 2 Weeks are Crucial for Breastfeeding Duration.

by Cindy Leclerc, RN IBCLC by Jana Stockham, RN IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
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  • Handout: Yes

The majority of women begin breastfeeding at birth. Within the first 6 weeks, however, breastfeeding rates fall dramatically. To help women hang in with breastfeeding beyond the first weeks, we must first understand why they struggle. Learn what the research is saying and what you can do in your practice to help women meet their breastfeeding goals. IBCLC’s who specialize in the early weeks of breastfeeding will share case examples based on over 20 years of working with breastfeeding families.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: List the 4 most common reasons women discontinue breastfeeding in the first weeks of breastfeeding
Objective 2: Identify 3 strategies to help women meet their breastfeeding goals
Objective 3: List 2 breastfeeding myths that may undermine breastfeeding
Objective 4: Identify online resources providing evidence based breastfeeding information