Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures

Epidural Anesthesia and its Impact on Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration

by Dianne Cassidy, MS, IBCLC, ALC, CCE
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Lactation 2014
Abstract:

Epidural use during labor has been increasing over the last several years. Along with the increase in epidural use, we have also seen an increase in cesarean deliveries, breastfeeding issues, and a decrease in breastfeeding duration. Increasing breastfeeding support to women who desire a medicated delivery may help to increase breastfeeding rates overall. This presentation will help the provider to become more aware of the possible negative effects that may prevail when epidural use during labor and delivery is promoted as safe for both mother and baby. Women should have the opportunity to make an informed decision about their medical care. It is the responsibility of providers who are working with new mothers and babies to recognize when breastfeeding is affected by medical intervention and are able to offer proper support.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: After completing this activity, the learner will be able to identify the relationship between epidural anesthesia during labor and delivery
Objective 2: After completing this activity, the learner will be able to identify the relationship between epidural anesthesia and breastfeeding initiation and duration
Objective 3:After completing this activity, the learner will be able to Identify techniques to support the breastfeeding mother who delivered a baby using medical intervention
Objective 4: After completing this activity, the learner will be able to be aware of ethical implications

Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks