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Transitioning the Preterm Infant to the Breast

by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CNE
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

To most effectively help preterm babies learn to breastfeed, we need to first understand how preterm babies’ breastfeeding behaviors differ from term babies. This talk describes the research-based 7 preterm breastfeeding stages, the “road map” that shows parents and providers what to expect during this transition. It also includes strategies that can smooth the path and speed the journey to exclusive breastfeeding.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will be able to explain 3 advantages of direct breastfeeding over-pumping and bottle-feeding human milk;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to summarize when and how to begin direct breastfeeding with a very preterm infant;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to describe the role of semi-demand feeding in transitioning a preterm baby to exclusive breastfeeding.


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