Facilitating State Control in Non-Latching Infants (Reducing the baby’s Stress when there are Latching Challenges)

Time-frame: 60-75 minutes
CERP: yes

Maintaining neurobehavioral organization in dyads that are struggling with latching difficulties is a challenge for lactation professionals. Maternal interpretations of infant behavior and signs of frustration can affect her motivation to breastfeed and available psychosocial resources. This presentation explores how lactation consultants can scaffold maternal functioning by providing support, interpreting and framing normal infant behaviors, and modeling and teaching ways to scaffold the infant’s organization to improve the dyad’s ability to work through breastfeeding difficulties.



Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC


Phone number: 718-846-2323
Email: cwgenna@gmail.com
Site: http://www.cwgenna.com

Publications

Supporting Sucking Skills In Breastfeeding Infants">Supporting Sucking Skills in BF Infants 3rd edition

Third edition! Updated research based information on infant sucking and new strategies to assist infants with breastfeeding difficulties.

Physiologic Breastfeeding Initiation

Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to Breastfeeding Initiation
  1. Robyn Schafer CNM, MSN, RN, EdM, IBCLC,* and
  2. Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC            DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12319
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Volume 60, Issue 5, pages 546–553, September/October 2015

Breastfeeding Infants with Congenital Torticollis

Infants with torticollis can be difficult to feed. This article describes positioning and supportive strategies  for affected infants.