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Latch problems arising from mothers' fear response to anticipated pain

by Dr. Virginia Thorley, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation 2015

Mothers who have experienced severe nipple pain when latching their babies may respond to their fear of pain with a behavior that causes the very pain they are trying to avoid. This presentation will provide information for identifying this behaviour, the process behind it, and how this flinching negatively impacts on latch. Strategies are provided to assist the clinician to assist the mother to recognize what she is doing and why, and teach her strategies using more than one of her senses to override the fear response. Finally, as nipple pain may have more than one cause, checking for common or uncommon co-morbidities is discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: identify a common, but often unrecognized behavior that impacts upon latch abd understand the process behind the behavior
Objective 2: develop strategies to help the mother recognize and override the behavior of flinching
Objective 3: recognize that using more than one sense can enhance the mother's ability to override this behavior and recognize that nipple pain may have co-morbidites and to assess for these

Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks