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The Importance of Direct-Breastfeeding and Breastmilk in the NICU

by Carrie-Ellen Briere, PhD, RN, CLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: No

Direct-breastfeeding is defined as a feeding opportunity where an infant suckles at the mother’s breast. Research has shown that mothers who feed their infant directly from their breast have an increased likelihood of maintaining breastmilk feeds longer than mothers who provide expressed breastmilk in a bottle. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of direct-breastfeeding in the NICU, as well as challenges and strategies to help overcome these. In addition, the latest research on breastmilk will be discussed specifically related to Dr. Briere’s current research.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Define direct-breastfeeding in the NICU
Objective 2: Recognize benefits of breastmilk feeding and direct-breastfeeding
Objective 3: Describe the potential of breastmilk stem cells

Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 19.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks