Breastfeeding

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Do you feel fully confident in your ability to help your patient start their breastfeeding journey?

If the answer is no, this class is for you. 

In this class, you will learn the basics of breastfeeding and how it works. Learn why and how skin-to-skin facilities breastfeeding and how to set your patient up for their first feed. Gain tools on how to educate on breastfeeding that is practical and makes sense.

Watch demonstrations on how to latch a baby and assess the latch. Watch demonstrations on how to operate and use a hospital-grade breast pump and manual pump.

Gain insight on alternative methods to feed and how to work with different nipples.

Course Objectives: 

1. Student will list the benefits of breastfeeding vs. formula feeding.

2. Student will recite the steps to hand expression and alternative feeding strategies.

3. Student will summarize the benefits of skin to skin.

4. Student will be able to assist their patient/client with breastfeeding.

This class is a portion of the Bundle Birth Nurse Mentorship program and you may hear the instructors mention the program. If you want to know more about that program, click here.

*4.5 CEs from the California BRN will be awarded upon completion of this class. 

Breastfeeding Workbook

American Academy of Pediatrics: Breastfeeding resources

American Association of Family Physicians: Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Breastfeeding resources

International Lactation Consultant Association: Find Help with Breastfeeding

La Leche League: Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support 

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Nancy Mohrbacher

Lamaze International: Tips for Establishing Breastfeeding

The Joint Commission: Speak Up™ – What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn- Penny Simpkin

US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health: Breastfeeding resources 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501922/ - LACTMED

http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/bphp-toolkit

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Breastfeeding/Pages/default.aspx 

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/effect-of-epidurals-on-breastfeeding/ 

http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/BestPractices/InnovationStation/Pages/Implementation-Toolkits.aspx 

Gabbe's Obstetrics Essentials: Normal & Problem Pregnancies

https://www.cochrane.org/CD008435/NEONATAL_skin-skin-care-newborns-cuts-down-procedural-pain

https://www.cochrane.org/CD003519/PREG_early-skin-skin-contact-mothers-and-their-healthy-newborn-infants