Talking to Mothers About Alternative Therapies: Learning Real Practices of Mothers

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

Evidence-based strategies are the first line of defense for assisting mothers with breastfeeding problems. When the rubber meets the road, though, clinicians and mothers often employ alternative strategies that may or may not be supported by research. These choices are driven by a number of factors, including responsiveness of the specific problem to standard recommendations, the clinical experience/judgment of the consultant, cultural preferences, or maternal choice. The role of the LC is determine the problem(s) and assist the mother in developing a care plan that most closely fits her needs. This talk explores why alternative therapies may be an option, interviewing the mother, prioritizing options, how to conduct a discussion of options, and developing a referral/resource base.

Lisa Marasco

Country: USA
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