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Managing Low Weight Gain in the Exclusively Breastfed Baby

by Pamela Morrison, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: goldlactation.com
Abstract:

In biological terms, successful breastfeeding demands that the baby survives and thrives on his mother’s milk. “Not-enough-milk” (either real or perceived) has long been recognized as the most common reason why mothers abandon breastfeeding. Ways to identify for the mother whether a baby is “getting enough” are discussed. The causes of inadequate breastmilk intake include physiological/anatomical conditions in mother/baby, poor lactation management or other more obscure causes. While planning interventions to enhance breastmilk production and improve infant intake, it is important to protect the baby’s nutritional status. Simultaneously implementing strategies to increase the mothers’ breastmilk supply while caring for a high-need baby can be immensely challenging. Each client will need constant support, reassurance and re-evaluation. Turning such a difficulty around, with the goal of eventually returning to exclusive breastfeeding, can be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding situations that an IBCLC can work with.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe sensory integration problems
Objective 2: Describe the relationship between breastfeeding and gut flora development and maintenance
Objective 3: Name at least two symptoms that may appear during breastfeeding
Objective 4: Identify at least two interventions related to Sensory Integration and Breastfeeding

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks