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Shu-Fang Wang, PhD, RN, CNM, IBCLC President, Chinese Lactation Consultant Association

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2019
  • Country: Taiwan

As the founders of both Taiwan Academy of Breastfeeding and Chinese Lactation Consultant Association, Shu-Fang Wang took an active role in initiating most of the crucial strategies in protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in Taiwan, which includes implementing of BFHI-Taiwan modified version, starting the M2M support groups and peer counselors training program, organizing the first professional breastfeeding educator’s training, just to list a few. She holds a PhD in Women Health from Kaohsiung Medical University. In 2007, she became one of the first 6 IBCLCs in Taiwan. Since then, she has practiced as an IBCLC in Tzu Chi Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, about 10 years. She also devoted great amount of time in lactation education. She is also the chief editors of three popular books, the Chinese version, “Breastfeeding an illustrated guide to diagnosis and treatment (2010)”; “Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (3rd edition 2017); and “Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review (4th edition, 2017)”. In addition, one of the authors as well as the chief editor for the Chinese Textbook “Breastfeeding theory and practice (2012 & 2015 version)”.

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B Theory of Breastfeeding: Baby-Breast-Brain-Backup Axis (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
Breast is best. The World Health Organization recommends that exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first six months after birth. Breastfeeding 10 times a day and each lasts for 30 minutes for 180 days; that sum up to 54,000 minutes devoted for "healthy next generation". Wang (2008) propose the B theory of breastfeeding: Baby-Breast-Brain-BackUp axis, an interpretation and application of the lactation mechanism with a new perspective. Breastfeeding is involving physical, psychological and social aspects of life. How does the lactation consultant based on counseling skills, apply the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to empower breastfeeding women, who can activate the positive brain feedback, prompt oxytocin reflexes, and bravely express individual needs. A breastfeeding friendly society therefore be fostered and the breastfeeding family could truly enjoy their breastfeeding goals & lives.
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