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Working With Anxious Parents and Fussy Babies

by Anna Le Grange, BSc, RN, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nurse Contact Hours, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: Yes

In this talk Anna Le Grange explores the causes of anxiety in parents, reasons why babies might exhibit unsettled behavior, and the links between parents with anxiety and unsettled babies. Drawing on recent studies, she shares the latest insights on the correlation between anxiety, infant fussiness and breastfeeding outcomes. Next Anna will describe the autonomic nervous system in parents and babies and how anxiety and infant fussiness may impact both members of the dyad. In the second half of this talk Anna discusses the practical steps that lactation supporters can take when working with babies and their parents to encourage a more calm and connected feeding experience.

Learning Objectives:

1 - List the 3 main causes of parental anxiety
2 - Describe current incidence of parental anxiety
3 - Define the 3 main causes of fussiness in babies
4 - Explain the connections between infant fussiness and parental anxiety
5 - Describe the autonomic nervous system and how it impacts parents and babies
6 - List 5 practical interventions to use with parents and babies.

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