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Jill Radtke Demirci, PhD, RN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2013
  • Country: U.S.A.

Jill Demirci is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of General Academic Pediatrics. She worked clinically as a staff nurse on a mother-baby unit for seven years, and obtained IBCLC certification in 2010. Dr. Demirci received her PhD in 2012 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Her dissertation was a qualitative grounded theory study examining breastfeeding establishment and maternal role acquisition in mothers of late preterm infants. Her clinical and research interests involve breastfeeding issues in premature and vulnerable populations, low breast milk supply management and “diagnosis,” and perceptual and communicative barriers to breastfeeding continuation and exclusivity. She is currently conducting a pilot study comparing the effect of meditation versus an herbal supplement on the perception of insufficient milk supply.

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Meeting the Late Preterm Breastfeeding Challenge: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach
Late preterm infants (LPIs), born between 34-36 6/7 weeks gestation, are at high risk for breastfeeding-associated morbidity and early breastfeeding cessation. This risk stems from multiple, interrelated factors, including: maternal comorbidities, corollaries of preterm labor, infant physiological immaturities, poor anticipatory breastfeeding guidance and follow-up, and maternal anxiety. This presentation will describe practical considerations, maternal input from serial interviews, and current evidence-based recommendations for supporting breastfeeding establishment in LPI dyads. Particular focus will be given to prevention of insufficient or low milk supply and provision of psychological support to mothers of LPIs.
Hours / CE Credits: .5 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation