Using Gravity-Assisted Positions to Prevent Early Breastfeeding Problems
- Duration: 540 Mins
- Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
- Learning Format: Webinar
- Handout: No
- Origin: goldmidwifery.com
Abstract:It’s time to rethink how we teach breastfeeding. This session describes the science on early positioning and its implications to our current epidemic of breastfeeding problems. It includes an overview of research on hands-on versus hands-off help, the hardwiring mothers and babies bring to breastfeeding, and a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy with checklist designed to reduce the incidence of the three most common early breastfeeding problems: nipple pain, latching struggles, and concerns about low milk production.
Objective 1: Describe the effects of hands-on versus hands-off breastfeeding help on long-term outcomes. Objective 2:Summarize the research on newborns’ innate feeding behaviors and how gravity affects them in different feeding positions. Objective 3: Implement a simplified breastfeeding initiation strategy designed to reduce the incidence of the 3 most common problems during the first weeks after birth.