This three-hour course presents an overview of breastfeeding management that is evidence-based and designed to increase the knowledge and skills of those health care professionals who work with breastfeeding families. Included are research-based updates regarding the uniqueness of human milk, reduction of short- and long-term morbidities to babies, an overview of lactation physiology, latch-on and positioning techniques, and current clinical practice guidelines for normal breastfeeding management and discharge planning.
- Discuss unique benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby.
- Describe appropriate hospital care needed to assist the breastfeeding dyad in the immediate postpartum period
- Describe importance of skin to skin care in stabilization of the newborn.
- Explain how to instruct a mother on the use of breastpump