Principles of Lactation Management
12/01/2012 - 8:00am
12/02/2012 - 4:30pm
This course is designed to prepare health-care providers to appropriately and adequately support breastfeeding women and their infants. The material is presented at a level to fill the gaps in professional education. DSHS believes that a positive, proactive approach to breastfeeding promotion and support can only be achieved through team effort. Thus, all levels of health-care workers directly affecting breastfeeding women and their infants are encouraged to attend.
Participants will be able to counsel families about the benefits of breastfeeding, assist the mother in managing common breastfeeding problems, make appropriate referrals, teach breastfeeding classes, prepare breastfeeding materials, and support breastfeeding through breastfeeding-friendly policies and procedures.
* Scientific Basis of Breastfeeding
* Latch-on, Positioning and Feeding Patterns
* Counseling the Breastfeeding Mother
* Composition in Human Milk
* Maternal and Infant Pharmacology and Toxicology
* Management of Maternal Conditions that Impact Breastfeeding Success
* Breastfeeding In Special Infant Situations
* Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding
* Nutritional Needs During Lactation
* Pumping and Storage of Human Milk
* Cultural and Familial Influences on Breastfeeding
* Promoting Breastfeeding in the Community
Registration fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break, and "Medications and Mother's Milk" by Dr. Thomas Hale.
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