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LGBTQ Parents and Lactation – An Exploration in LGBTQ Culture

by Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Credits: 0.5 CERP, 0.5 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation 2014 - Cultural and Diversity
Abstract:

This presentation will help practitioners learn about the culture of same-sex couples as it relates to lactation. Just as we know we need to be aware of other cultures within our communities and lactation customs in order to serve them better and be sensitive to their nuances, we need to recognize that the LGBT community has its own culture as well. Understanding that culture will help us be more attentive and supportive of our same-sex couples. Same –sex couples face any number of challenges in society in general and can find it difficult to find supportive and accepting lactation care. Knowing the nature of your own community and the acceptance level of the LGBTQ population can help you be more effective, accessible and supportive as a care-provider.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:List 3 aspects that affect LGBTQ Culture as it relates to lactation
Objective 2:List 2 ways to support LGBTQ parents regarding lactation
Objective 3:List 3 ways LGBTQ parents deal with lactation

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