Are You Still Nursing that Baby? Taking a stand on breastfeeding the older baby

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: no

Sadly, in the US, nursing a baby for over a year is year and to reach the WHO recommendations of nursing for at least two years in very rare. Only 35.3% of babies in the US are still nursing at all at one year of age. The Healthy People 2030 goal is to reach 54.1%. This is a lofty goal! In order to help families reach these goals lactation professionals need to be able to help families overcome the challenges that are unique to older babies. This presentation will discuss perceptions of older babies who are nursing, the benefits of nursing an older baby, introducing solids, nursing while pregnant and tandem feeding, and options for weaning an older baby.



Barbara D. Robertson


Country: USA
Phone number: 734-975-6534
Email: barbara@bfcaa.com
Site: http://lactalearning.com
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Publications

Supporting Families, Building Confidence, and Increasing Breastfeeding Success

Helping families feel more confident can lead to greater breastfeeding success. IBCLCs can play a role in this. They can help families learn to trust their own parenting abilities, trust themselves,and trust their babies to tell them what they need. This article outlines many practical tips forIBCLCs to try. Better communication leads to improved relationships with families and this inturn can help families learn to trust themselves.

Eight Things Fostering Kittens Have Taught Me About Infant Feeding

In this article Barbara discusses the lessons she has learned from feeding another type of mammal, kittens. Because of her fostering experience and needing to supplement these orphaned babies, Barbara has come up with eight key points about supplementation that apply to all mammals, not just kittens.

Robertson, Barbara D., An Alternative Treatment: Using ultrasound for plugged ducts. Clinical Lactation. 2016, 7 (4).

Robertson, Barbara D. Breastfeeding Without Birthing- An interview with Alyssa Schnell. Clinical Lactation. 2016, 7(1).

Robertson, Barbara D. Hope from ashes: The creation of the NEC society- An interview with Jennifer Canvassar. Clinical Lactation, 2015 6(4). 156-160.

Robertson, Barbara D. Revisiting Nipple and Breast Pain: A Conversation with Anne Eglash, MD. Clinical Lactation. 2015, 6(3), 124-128.

Robertson, Barbara D. Free to Breastfeed—Voices of Black Mothers. Clinical Lactation, 2014, 5(3), 90-96. http://www.clinicallactation.org/sites/default/files/articlepdf/s3-CL-5-3.pdf

Robertson, Barbara D. Working and Breastfeeding: Practical Ways You Can Support Employed Breastfeeding Mothers. Clinical Lactation, 2014, 5(4), 137-140. http://www.clinicallactation.org/sites/default/files/articlepdf/CL5-4_Final_A7_137-140.pdf