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Sweet Sleep: Bedsharing for Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies

by Diana West, BA, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLDLearning
Abstract:

Parents and healthcare professionals all over the world hear conflicting messages about where babies should sleep to minimize SIDS and suffocation risks. This presentation presents an in-depth explanation of the science and research supporting the safety of bedsharing for breastfeeding mothers and babies, introducing La Leche League International's "Safe Sleep Seven" as a bedsharing risk-assessment tool.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: List the seven components of safe bedsharing for the breastfed baby.
Objective 2: Name the most fundamental way in which breastfeeding mothers position their bodies to ensure a protected sleeping cove for their baby.
Objective 3: List three guidelines for safe bedsharing for the breastfed baby.