Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start: Enhancing Maternal and Newborn Competence

Time-frame: 60-75 minutes
CERP: yes

Breastfeeding duration is sub-optimal, even where the overwhelming majority of mothers initiate breastfeeding. Research on the impact of prenatal education, birth practices and immediate, uninterrupted skin to skin contact between mother and infant reveal multiple simple ways that obstetricians and midwives can support the normal process and prevent early problems that cause half of mothers to abandon breastfeeding in the first postpartum weeks.


IBLCE Blueprint: Discipline        A. Anatomy B. Physiology   L. Techniques

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC

Country: USA
Phone number: 718-846-2323
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Supporting Sucking Skills In Breastfeeding Infants">Supporting Sucking Skills in BF Infants 3rd edition

Third edition! Updated research based information on infant sucking and new strategies to assist infants with breastfeeding difficulties.

Physiologic Breastfeeding Initiation

Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to Breastfeeding Initiation
  1. Robyn Schafer CNM, MSN, RN, EdM, IBCLC,* and
  2. Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC            DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12319
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Volume 60, Issue 5, pages 546–553, September/October 2015

Breastfeeding Infants with Congenital Torticollis

Infants with torticollis can be difficult to feed. This article describes positioning and supportive strategies  for affected infants.