Assuring Breastfeeding Success
The 12 most critical steps.
Seventy percent of first-time parents intend to breastfeed their babies. The bad news? Sixty percent of them fail to meet their breastfeeding goals. Why? What makes breast- or chest feeding fail? And more importantly, what can you do in your setting to help ensure that the families you serve succeed?
In this course, instructor Angela Love-Zaranka, BA, IBCLC, RLC (a veteran lactation consultant who has designed hospital lactation programs, led in the accreditation and redesignation of a Baby-Friendly Hospital, and provided clinical support to thousands of families) answers those questions.
Intended both for those who work in hospitals and those who work in the community supporting hospital births, this course explains the 12 most critical actions that can be taken to promote lactation success, starting in labor and delivery and extending past discharge.
Among these steps, Love-Zaranka teaches you how to accomplish early, frequent feeds; establish abundant milk supply; work with instead of against infants’ instincts; promote safe skin-to-skin; pre-empt the most common medical reasons for formula supplementation; assist with baby-led latching; and much more.
Key IBLCE exam content is covered, including the hormones of lactation, breast anatomy and physiology, infant states and reflexes, infant weight loss, pacifiers and swaddling, and identifying an effective latch.
Learn through Love-Zaranka’s clear, engaging lecture style, memorable illustrations, and many embedded videos (such as those showing hand expression, the breast crawl, and baby-led latching).
Leave this course with the 12 evidence-based steps that will most empower you to make a lifelong difference in the lives of the parents and babies you serve.
The Instructor is Angela Love-Zaranka, BA, IBCLC, RLC
- 2 L-CERPs
- 2 Nursing Contact Hours