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Paying it Forward, Support for the Breastfeeding Mother and Baby

by Dianne Cassidy, MS, IBCLC, ALC, CCE
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

It’s well known that breastfeeding is the optimal feeding choice for both mothers and babies. Are we supporting new families with what they need to be successful? Research shows that mothers are more successful breastfeeding when they feel supported by peers, family and health care providers, and suggests that poor support may contribute to early cessation of breastfeeding. Conflicting information, feeling as if their concerns are not validated and lack of education are some of the doubts that new mothers have expressed during the postpartum period. This presentation will talk about what support for the new mother looks like, how to best offer this support and what might be considered as detrimental to the breastfeeding mother. We will also look at how different personalities can impact perceptions of breastfeeding support and success.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Following this session, participants will be able to list 3 positive ways to support a breastfeeding mother.
Objective 2: Following this session, participants will be able to explain why support is crucial to breastfeeding success.
Objective 3: Following this session, participants will be able to apply the tools learned to offer adequate support for new mothers.

Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks