Onsite Inpatient Breastfeeding Specialist
This course focuses on the skills necessary to assist mothers to initiate breastfeeding and problem solve common difficulties in the first 5 days of baby's life. Join our experienced instructors as they present content designed to promote breastfeeding and provide the student with the information and skills necessary to assist in most common breastfeeding challenges. This course is perfect for those who work with breastfeeding families in this critical time period.
Learn to help families get breastfeeding off to a great start and address the most common lactation difficulties.
Class meets the training requirements for aspiring doulas.
- 7 CERPs
- 7 Nursing Contact Hours
- 7 CPEs
- 14 CERPs
- 14 Nursing Contact Hours
- 14 CPEs
- Anatomy and physiology of the breast
- Medications in breastmilk
- Infant conditions that can impact breastfeeding
- Impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding
- Skin to skin
- Positioning and latch-on
- Anticpatory guidance
- Second night syndrome
- Nipple Pain
- Late pre-term and NICU babies
- Support the mother separated from her infant
- Hand expression
- Use of breast pump
- Supplementation methods
- Amount to supplement
- Frequency and duration of feedings
- When to use devices
- Case studies
**Some facilities may modify the topics covered.
- Describe two hormones that affect lactation
- Demonstrate and assist mothers in baby led and mother led latching techniques
- Appraise milk transfer from mother to baby
- Benefits of skin to skin
- Describe three characteristics of the pre-term baby and how it can impact breastfeeding
- Recognize medical reasons for supplementation
- Identify three causes of engorgement
- Define medications that are contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers
She is an IBCLC in private practice in Alexandria, VA and is the lead Lactation Consultant at DeWitt Army Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.