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USA

Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, MSN, RN, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2015
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, MSN, RN, IBCLC, FILCA works part-time on special lactation consultant projects for TriHealth Hospitals (Cincinnati, OH) after more than two decades of private and hospital IBCLC practice. She has worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and has experience in labor and delivery, childbirth education and postpartum discharge care. A La Leche League leader since 1975, she formed the first LLL group for mothers of multiples after the birth of her twin sons and still leads this group. The experiences of the group’s mothers provided the basis for her book Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More. Her numerous articles and chapters about breastfeeding multiples have been published in professional and lay publications. A former ILCA president (1994-96), she was designated Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA) in 2008.

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Breastfeeding multiples: Learning the dance of breastfeeding and lactation with two, three or more newborn partners
The incidence of multiple births has increased over the last two to three decades, as has the desire of these women to breastfeed their multiples. However, preterm birth and medical interventions often affect breastfeeding initiation and frequent breastfeeding/pumping. Many mothers must establish lactation via milk expression and later transition one or more multiple-birth infants to breastfeeding. The behaviors of a typical breastfeeding dyad have been compared to a dance. With multiple newborns a mother must learn each infant’s unique breastfeeding dance. Is it any wonder that mothers of multiples often need extra support with breastfeeding management. This session will review typical issues affecting breastfeeding initiation with twins, triplets or more, and discuss strategies for assisting the mother as she learns the breastfeeding dance of each unique multiple-birth infant and then adapts each dance as her newborns/infants grow.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Multiple pregnancy and birth perinatal care – one size does NOT fit all
Multifetal pregnancies – twins, triplets and higher-order multiples – are at increased risk for pregnancy and birth-related complications. However, many women, and even their obstetric care providers, don’t seem to understand the literal meaning of the “high risk” label. For many, it will change every aspect of long-held desires and plans for pregnancy, birth, type of obstetric care provider and birth place, unless that woman receives the knowledge and support needed to take “control” of her pregnancy and her babies’ birth. This session will look at the increased risks associated with multiple pregnancy and birth, and the meaning “high risk” should have for the expectant mother. Strategies will also be discussed about ways to help empower these women so they become partners with their obstetric healthcare providers in order to achieve childbirth goals.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
Multiple pregnancy and birth perinatal care – one size does NOT fit all
Multifetal pregnancies – twins, triplets and higher-order multiples – are at increased risk for pregnancy and birth-related complications. However, many women, and even their obstetric care providers, don’t seem to understand the literal meaning of the “high risk” label. For many, it will change every aspect of long-held desires and plans for pregnancy, birth, type of obstetric care provider and birth place, unless that woman receives the knowledge and support needed to take “control” of her pregnancy and her babies’ birth. This session will look at the increased risks associated with multiple pregnancy and birth, and the meaning “high risk” should have for the expectant mother. Strategies will also be discussed about ways to help empower these women so they become partners with their obstetric healthcare providers in order to achieve childbirth goals.
Presentations: 4  |  Hours / CE Credits: 4  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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