Clinical and Communication Skills for Lactation Professionals

Time-frame: All Day
CERP: yes

This is a comprehensive 45 or 90 hour course designed to focus on problem solving, clinical skills, and communication techniques.

Basic goals:

To be able to explain the normal course of breastfeeding To be able to identify breastfeeding problems To be able to identify the underlying causes of breastfeeding problems To gain direct exposure to clinical strategies and gain enhanced confidence when working with breastfeeding dyads To be able to offer practical solutions in a compassionate, easily understandble way

Who would benefit from this course?

IBCLCs who need lacation CERPs for re-cerification Aspiring IBCLCs who are aquiring their lactation education hours RNs or other health care professions who want to increase their breastfeeding skills Peer Counselors, La Leche League Leaders, anyone who want to be able to better help mothers and babies wiht breastfeeding concerns

Barbara D. Robertson

Country: USA
Phone number: 734-975-6534
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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.

Robertson, Barbara D. Working and Breastfeeding: Practical Ways You Can Support Employed Breastfeeding Mothers. Clinical Lactation, 2014, 5(4), 137-140.