Strategies to Support Breastfeeding in Non-Traditonal Occupations

Time-frame: 90-120
CERP: yes

Women in non-traditional occupations face unique challenges when breastfeeding. Many are not reaching the goals set by Healthy People 2020 and the American Academy of Pediatrics for breastfeeding due to a lack of information and support. This presentation covers the following: An overview of the available literature regarding breastfeeding in non-traditional jobs, lack of time and place for pumping, separation issues, various workplace environments, HAZMAT issues, co-worker and male-dominated workplace issues, physical training and uniform issues, and workplace support.

This presentation will offer strategies for use by lactation professionals when working with breastfeeding mothers to include: a.) education of supervisors and co-workers, b.) implementation of breastfeeding instructions and policies, c.) pumping skills and strategies to maximize production, d.) separation issues, e.) hazardous materials exposure, f.) uniforms and physical training, g.) support from family and spouse, support groups, lactation consultants.

Robyn Roche-Paull RNC-MNN, BSN, IBCLC

Country: USA
Phone number: 253-904-7734