Description & Objectives
This live half-day CME activity is targeted to physicians and other Licensed Independent Practitioners who provide care to new mothers and babies. Identical sessions will be presented in the morning and the afternoon - attendees should choose one session.
There is an institutionally identified need to train all individuals involved in the care of new mothers and babies on best support practices in hospitals to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
- Describe the common barriers to effective communication about feeding babies
- Discuss the importance of prenatal care/education in successful breastfeeding
- List hospital/early medical routines that influence breastfeeding success
- Describe how early practices can influence future milk production
- Identify times for appropriate supplementation of the breastfed baby
- Discuss the importance of positioning and latch/attachment to the breast in preventing nipple pain
- List the specific risks and treatments for breast and nipple pain
- List common sense approaches to feeding the Late Preterm/Early Term
- Discuss the most effective ways to maximize milk production when mothers are separated from their infants
- Discuss the importance of collaboration along the healthcare continuum
September 17, 2013
Morning Session: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Afternoon Session: 1-4:30 p.m.