Breastfeeding: Getting Off To A Good Start
This course will provide comprehensive, up-to-date, practical information for those who care for breastfeeding moms and babies. Topics include skin-to-skin, position and latch, hand expression and alternative feeding methods, the reality of caring for new breastfeeding dyads: possible scenarios and solutions, breastfeeding the late preterm, preterm, and at-risk infant, expectations for the first week (what’s normal and what’s not) and hands-on skills/techniques.
- List the nine instinctive stages and the importance of skin-to-skin for all newborns.
- Demonstrate hand expression.
- Demonstrate position and latch techniques.
- Describe normal versus at risk issues and how to manage them.
- Describe normal feeding cues and sleep patterns of the neonate.
- Examine and discuss equipment which may be used by the breastfeeding mother.
- Describe differences in breastfeeding the late term and preterm infant versus the term baby.
- Describe differences in breastfeeding infants with special problems.
- Discuss common problems of the breastfeeding dyad.
- Discuss the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding”.
Contact Hours: 7.5
Kettering Health is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty: Region II IBCLCs.
Target Audience: Perinatal nurses and pediatric nurses working with breastfeeding moms and babies.