The Use of Human Milk & Breastfeeding Education for the NICU Nurse

Presented by:


Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

This program provides the clinician with evidence based nursing knowledge and application skills regarding research on human milk and breastfeeding for vulnerable infants. 

Dr. Spatz has dedicated her entire nursing career to caring for high risk mothers and infants.  Since 1989 Dr. Spatz has conducted research on breastfeeding and the use of human milk in high risk mothers and infants and interventions to improve outcomes.

Description

Description

This one-day program will cover the essential information clinicians need to fully support breastfeeding success in the high risk perinatal unit.  The program will provide evidence-based nursing knowledge and application skills supported by the research on human milk and breastfeeding for vulnerable infants.  It will include information about assisting families in overcoming barriers to breastfeeding, understanding lactation physiology, initiating and maintaining a milk supply, the role donor milk plays in the NICU and managing breastfeeding challenges of the Late Preterm Infant.  Strategies how to incorporate lactation technologies that protect breastfeeding for at-risk mothers and infants will also be presented.
 


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify U.S. breastfeeding trends and practices
  • Discuss the influence of the healthcare professional in  helping families make informed choices regarding infant feeding
  • Explain clinical strategies that improve milk volumes in pump dependent mothers
  • Define the role donor milk plays in the NICU setting
  • Identify the unique breastfeeding challenges of the Late Preterm Infant
     
Duration
9 Hours 0 Minutes
Course ID
1370001E-1

Credit Hours

  • Dietitian - 7.0 CPE Credits
  • Nursing - 7.0 Contact Hours

Outline

Topics:

  • Current recommendations on breastfeeding and where we stand
  • Benefits of human milk and the biological specificity of human milk
  • How human milk decreases morbidity and mortality
  • Why women don’t breastfeed - Support and cultural issues
  • Anatomy and physiology of milk production
  • Initiation and maintenance of milk supply
  • Feeding of human milk and lacto-engineering
  • Transition to breast and technology to support breastfeeding
  • Measuring milk transfer preparation for discharge and appropriate follow-up