Breastfeeding: Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote & Support Lactation with Carol P. Thomason, RN, BSN, MSN, BCNM, IBCLC,
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Imagine feeling inspired, not tired, when providing in-patient or out-patient care while working in a health facility. Imagine knowing that the care you give really promotes health! This is the type of care we can give our breastfeeding patients when we know who is at risk for breastfeeding problems, and we are clear about what interventions work to support them. This seminar illustrates each step a pregnant family takes on the journey through the prenatal period, labor and delivery experience, the immediate postpartum period, and, finally, the outpatient period. It highlights best practices for nurses, nurse-midwives, nurse-practitioners, IBCLCs, or physicians utilizing efficient methods to keep normal breastfeeding dyads on track to meet their breastfeeding goals, and to get dyads back on track when their goals are derailed.
Carol P. Thomason is a full-scope clinician who has observed systems and their effects on breastfeeding for 30 years. She avidly synthesizes up-to-date information, utilizing it in her own practice to get change and significant results. She has taught 20-minute to 45-hour classes over the last 20 years to health professionals. Most recently 81 inspired nurses and physicians asked her to teach 45-hour breastfeeding courses, increasing their expertise and inspiration at work. Exclusive breastfeeding rates have increased by 20% in the past year in her current setting as a result of health professionals enjoying her up-to-date education leading to practice change.