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Fleur Bickford, BSc, RN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2014
  • Country: Canada

Fleur Bickford is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science from Queen's University. Her nursing background is in maternal and newborn care and she currently works in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Fleur is very active in the lactation community as president of Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants and a professional speaker whose talks and articles have been shared internationally. During her time as a Leader for La Leche League Canada, Fleur served as a member of both the Professional Liaison Department and the Social Media Advisory Committee.

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Supplementation of breastfeeding: The impact on the family as a whole and simple strategies to protect breastfeeding exclusivity
The current recommendation from the World Health Organization is for all babies to be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of an infant's life. Unfortunately, very few mother-baby dyads actually reach this goal. Many babies are supplemented with formula within the first few days of life. Along with the potential implications supplementation has for breastfeeding, there are also long lasting implications for a mother's emotional health which impacts the family as a whole. This presentation will outline the common reasons why babies are supplemented, the impact it has on breastfeeding self efficacy and duration, and simple strategies the perinatal care provider can use to improve breastfeeding exclusivity and duration while at the same time helping to protect mothers' emotional health.
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