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Supplementation of breastfeeding: The impact on the family as a whole and simple strategies to protect breastfeeding exclusivity

by Fleur Bickford, BSc, RN, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CNE, 1 CME, .1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: Perinatal 2014

Fleur Bickford is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science from Queen's University. Her nursing background is in maternal and newborn care and she currently works in independent practice in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Fleur is very active in the lactation community as past president of Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants and a professional speaker whose talks and articles have been shared internationally. During her time as a Leader for La Leche League Canada, Fleur served as a member of both the Professional Liaison Department and the Social Media Advisory Committee. Recently, Fleur has been instrumental in the creation and development of a regional breastfeeding website for parents in the Ottawa area.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand the common reasons for supplementation and distinguish which reasons indicate a medical need for supplementation rather than a psychological one
Objective 2: Identify the ways in which supplementation interferes with maternal breastfeeding self efficacy and reduces breastfeeding duration and self efficacy
Objective 3: Identify at least 3 ways that healthcare providers can reduce medically unnecessary supplementation of breastfeeding

Presentations: 17  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks