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Katrien Nauwelaerts, IBCLC, BA, MA

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2015, GOLD Lactation 2020 , Latest in Lactation Symposium 2021
  • Country: Belgium

Katrien Nauwelaerts graduated as a prehistoric archaeologist in 2005. She's the mother of three breastfed children and the administrator of the Dutch breastfeeding-website Borstvoeding Aardig, Katrien worked as a volunteer breastfeeding-counsellor, provincial coordinator and training manager for the Belgian breastfeeding organisation Borstvoeding vzw between 2010-2014. Up tot 2018 she was the founder and president of Aardig Leven vzw, a non profit ecological organisation. In 2013 she became an IBCLC. Since 2013 she's working as a lactation consultant at her own private practice Borstvoeding Aardig. She became a nutritionist and a herborist in 2014. Katrien shares her experiences and knowledge on lactation consulting as a public speaker since 2014.

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Young Mothers and Breastfeeding in Belgium
Teenage mothers are perfectly able to breastfeed. Yet fewer young mothers initiate breastfeeding compared with older mothers. And the ones who start with breastfeeding switch more often over to formula during the first month postpartum. Young mothers are more often influenced by their environment (family, friends) in their feeding choice: - Myths and prejudices about breastfeeding, - Shame or fear of breastfeeding in public, - Concerns about how to combine school and work, - Latch-on- or pump problems. Lack of confidence and low self-esteem are common in this group, so they often get overruled by adults (grandparents, teachers, health workers) who "just want to help them" and give formula advice. Proper information, preferably in the form of peer counseling, is necessary to raise breastfeeding rates among those youngsters. Practical information is necessary, adapted to their specific situation of still-developing adolescents and young mothers. Also needed, is awareness of the persons who will assist in the education of her child: partner, mother, a good friend. Training of healthcare workers and schoolteachers may also be needed, to clean up prejudices about teenage-parenting and to ensure that she will be treated in a breastfeeding-friendly way. If she can finish her education she gets more job opportunities! The school infrastructure, school curriculum, teachers and childcare-facilities have to be flexible enough to support the choice to combine education and breastfeeding at the same time. Support and proper information throughout pregnancy and during the first six weeks postpartum are crucial to make breastfeeding more likely to succeed. But ideally, awareness occurs even though before a teenager is pregnant: as part of the health education in schools!
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Breastfeeding and The Use Of Herbs
The medical use of herbs is as old as mankind. In this lecture IBCLC and herborist Katrien Nauwelaerts explains the difference between the regular medical approach of breastfeeding problems and the more holistic solutions used in phytotherapy. Katrien Nauwelaerts explains how the use of herbs can support and sometimes even replace the more traditional clinical treatment of breastfeeding problems such as postpartum depression, low milk supply, oversupply, engorgement, breast infection, plugged ducts, mastitis, candidiasis, thrush, and Raynaud Syndrome etc.
Presentations: 33  |  Hours / CE Credits: 32.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medications & Herbs
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Babies Cry to Communicate, Not to Manipulate... Non-Medical Reasons for Crying: An Anthropological Approach
There is scientific research that says that breastfeeding duration shortens when parents experience their baby as a baby who cries a lot. There are all kinds of medical reasons why a baby is crying. Crying is a way of communication for a baby. It's a cry for help. But what if there are no obvious medical reasons for a baby's crying behavior? This lecture explains sociological and anthropological factors that can influence crying behavior in babies. Sometimes parents have false expectations about parenting and baby behavior. Sometimes cultural assumptions make parents believe they have a crying baby when they actually haven't. And some cultural or anthropological parameters can strengthen the crying behaviour in a baby. Learn more about normal newborn crying behaviour and how to help parents understand their newborn.
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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks