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Powerful Relationships: How Babies (and Parents) Learn To Love

by Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 ACM CPD Hours, 1 ACNM
  • Handout: Yes

For many years, science told new parents that babies were “blank slates”, didn’t feel anything, and must not be touched. Research, though, has proven otherwise. This session will cover these historical theories as well as the theory of attachment and bonding. Discussing the physiological, neurobiological, and hormonal basis for love, the session will cover the prenatal to toddler stages of a young child’s life to discover the amazing changes in both the infant and maternal bodies to prepare for and reinforce bonding and attachment. To end, this session will touch on the birthing parent’s mental health and its effect on the infant.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Define the difference between bonding and attachment.
Objective 2: Explain the differences in parenting styles created after the theory of bonding and attachment was introduced to the public.
Objective 3: Name at least 2 (two) maternal mental health issues that can affect infant bonding and attachment.

Categories: Bonding and Attachment,
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks