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Building a Successful Breastfeeding Program in the NICU: Challenges and Practical Solutions

by Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Nurse Contact Hours, 1 CME
  • Handout: Yes

While providing breastmilk for all infants, especially neonates is considered Gold Standard for feeding, providing breastmilk in the NICU can present with a multitude of challenges. Whether the facility is short staffed, the family dynamics prevent parents from being present, or milk supply issues abound, breastfeeding and providing breastmilk can create many difficulties for NICU infants and their families. During this presentation, we will discuss building successful breastfeeding programs in the NICU, multiple challenges that parents face in milk production, neonatal state and it's impacts on breastmilk implementation, as well as NICU politics and their correlation with a successful breastmilk agenda.

Learning Objectives:

1. List at least 2 challenges related to protocols for implementing breastfeeding and breastmilk provision in the NICU.
2. Describe at least 3 differences in breastmilk production for term vs. preterm infants (or sick babies in NICU).
3. Describe strategies for implementing a successful breastfeeding regime in the NICU

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