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When Developmental Trauma and Breastfeeding Collide

The tools you need to provide support
Price: $36.00 USD

The statistics are clear: If you work with lactating parents, you are working with some parents who have a history of trauma. Recent research shows that:

  • Trauma is far more common than previously accepted, affecting large numbers of people.
  • Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding/chestfeeding are extremely vulnerable times for those with past trauma, as they encounter both new stressors and the potential for old pain to be reawakened.
  • Developmental (childhood) trauma can be particularly challenging, since it has the potential to disrupt identity development, attachment, emotional regulation, and more.

With this course, you’ll be prepared to help. Join Dr. Melody Jackson, GP and IBCLC at Breastfeeding & Beyond (Sydney, Australia), as she shares a powerful combination of research, theory, and practical experience. You’ll receive:

  • The most recent research connecting past trauma with birth and lactation experiences and outcomes
  • Critical information from the world of psychology on techniques and modalities that address trauma
  • Practical, actionable advice and tools you can use immediately to communicate about trauma and support clients today

In addition to being a practicing clinician, Dr. Jackson is an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine; Head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Al-Ayen University School of Medicine in Iraq; and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Board of Directors. Learn through the depth of her knowledge and experience, as well as the powerful stories of parents who have experienced trauma.

Content warning: This course contains stories, quotes, and reflections that may be difficult to listen to, whether you are a survivor or not.

This Course Awards:

  • 2.5 L-CERPs
  • 2.5 Nursing Contact Hours
Price: $36.00
Primary Topics Covered
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
Clinical Skills
All Topics Covered
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
Clinical Skills