LER Español

Yeah, Baby, You're Expected to Do Both

Help families navigate combining breast and bottle
Price: $30.00 USD

For today’s families, the choice to feed their babies human milk often includes feeding their baby both at the chest or breast and from a bottle. To provide effective support, today’s lactation care providers must be prepared to help parents — and babies — learn both skills.

You’ll leave this class confident in your ability to support parents and babies as they transition back and forth between direct feeding and bottle feeding, whether they are introducing the bottle to a newborn or helping an older baby who is struggling to accept a bottle. You’ll learn to:

Understand the historical context. How did pumps and bottles become part of the lactation landscape, what factors and messages are today’s parents navigating, and how can that knowledge help you provide the best care?

Provide bottle feeding counseling that protects lactation. Help families evaluate bottles and nipples and advise them on how to provide bottles in a lactation-supportive way, so they meet their long-term feeding goals.

Work with bottle refusal. Learn what to say (and what not to say) to parents whose older baby is struggling to take a bottle, and stock your toolkit with a huge array of tips and techniques to offer.

Your instructor, Margaret Sabo Wills, BA, IBCLC, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, a warm, empathetic approach, and the lens of current research. You’ll leave this course feeling like you’ve shared time with a wonderful, supportive mentor for your journey.

This Course Awards:

  • 2 L-CERPs
  • 2 Nursing Contact Hours

Price: $30.00

Primary Topics Covered
Clinical Skills
All Topics Covered
Clinical Skills
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
Development and Nutrition