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The Art of Communication: Simplifying Birth and Breastfeeding

by Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CD(DONA), CCCE
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
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This presentation highlights how much of the vocabulary and terms used by professionals can be confusing and intimidating to lay people. The speaker will focus on ways of simplifying birth and breastfeeding through visual instruction and common language. Many teaching suggestions and strategies are given throughout the presentation. We as educators and advocates must learn to translate perinatal terms into words familiar to communities in order to be successful in reaching everyone with the vital message that human milk is important to human babies.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will be able to use a common glue bottle to explain latch.

Objective 2:Describe examples of commonly used medical terminology that may be confusing for the general public.

Objective 3:Participants will be able to explain what it means to “teach from the known to the unknown”.

Participants will be able to demonstrate “supply and demand” using an aspirator.