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First Touch, First Food, First Hour …in a mother’s hands

by Jane A. Morton, MD; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: GOLD Learning

The risk of early termination of breastfeeding typically relate to complications with a) attachment, b) breastmilk production, or c) the caloric intake of the infant. Simply put, A, B and C. Could hand expression taught in Labor and Delivery to every mother reduce early termination and the health, financial and emotional morbidity associated with breastfeeding complications in both low and high risk infants? This presentation will examine this question, focusing on the purpose of teaching early hand expression, the available science and the practice of integrating this technique into first hour care.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss why first hour hand expression could provide mothers with a skill during a time sensitive period to potentially prevent complications which lead to early termination of breastfeeding.
Objective 2: Discuss the salient science demonstrating the time sensitive nature of preventing complications with A, B and C and the supportive science behind hand expression of colostrum.
Objective 3: Discuss how hand expression could be encouraged as a useful and natural part of first hour breastfeeding.

Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks