Sexuality and the Breastfeeding Family
Physical, emotional, and social aspects
Pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation can have powerful effects on how an individual experiences their sexuality, as well as on intimate partners and relationships. However, many families receive little or no support or education about this topic–and they wish someone had told them more. This class ensures that you are ready to offer evidence-based guidance on the physical, psychological, and social ways lactation may affect your client’s sexuality. Following this course, you will have a solid understanding of:
- Why educating and supporting lactating families about sexuality is critical to their wellbeing
- How birth experiences such as perineal tears, cesarean birth, and birth trauma can affect sexuality postpartum
- How postpartum physical changes and lactation affect sexuality
- Common experiences partners of lactating parents may have around sexuality
- The broad range of contraceptive methods available to lactating families and which ones are safe for breastfeeding
- How to accurately counsel clients about lactational amenorrhea
- And more.
Andrea Inchaurrondo, IBCLC, midwife, and nurse was born and raised in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain and now lives in Switzerland. Her course combines clear, evidence-based scientific information about lactation and sexuality with a compassionate understanding of the emotional, psychological, and social experiences new parents face, guiding you toward a gentle, pragmatic approach to sharing sensitive information with your clients in an open-hearted way.
- 1.5 CMEs
- 1.5 L-CERPs
- 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours