Dazed and Confused After Discharge: Cases From a Home-Visiting IBCLC

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

Hospitals and birthing centers are proud to offer specialized breastfeeding care to mothers in the immediate postpartum period. But what happens after those mothers are discharged … and breastfeeding hasn’t quite sorted itself out yet? Even when the teaching immediately after birth is spot-on and evidence-based … it often doesn’t “translate well” into conditions when mother and baby return home. Hear funny, poignant and thought-provoking case studies from an IBCLC who does home visits. If you work with mothers in the first few days of life, this session will offer insight into hospital-based practices and teaching styles that “stick” with the mother and baby long after discharge. It will offer suggestions to improve post-discharge outcomes. If you work with mothers who are back home with new babies, this session will offer suggestions for adapting the original care plan using collaborative (rather than contradictory) language.

After this session the attendee will be able to: 1. Describe at least three clinical breastfeeding situations, in the immediate postpartum period, that rarely persist after hospital discharge; 2. Provide a discharge plan for lactation that considers conditions when mother gets home, and incorporates contingencies for changing circumstances; 3. Learn three key phrases to use in discharge teaching at the hospital, and during community-based care, to assist the mother who is home with her baby; 4. Learn five reliable web-based resources for parents to use after discharge for assistance with breastfeeding issues.

This is an L-CERPs-eligible session as the content is focused on breastfeeding and human lactation. Longer versions of this talk can incorporate ethics-specific content that is eligible for E-CERPs.


Country: USA
Phone number: 215-836-9088
Email: ecbrks@yahoo.com
Site: http://www.lizbrooksibclc.com
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