Prenatal Breast Assessment and Maternal Support

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

This session will cover new thoughts on prenatal breast assessment and maternal support strategies in the prenatal period. Health professionals working with mothers in pregnancy have a unique chance to assess and discuss breastfeeding questions and concerns with clients in the prenatal period. There are many factors that can impact lactation success including certain health concerns, medications, breast development, endocrine issues, etc. Mother appreciate having thoughtful insight regarding these issues prior to delivery. In my clinical experience a resounding theme when breastfeeding issues arise from a condition that may have been identified prenatally is, “why didn’t anyone tell me?”. During this session, providers will learn how to assess breasts and nipples prenatally, identify potential red flags for lactation success and cultivate a meaningful dialog in order to discuss these concerns with the mothers they serve.

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

Country: United States
Phone number: 360-830-6455
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