1 out of 3: Domestic Violence and Lactation

Time-frame: 90-120
CERP: yes

This presentation provides an overview of domestic violence (also called interpersonal violence), including its different forms (e.g., physical, verbal, emotional, financial, narcissistic), high prevalence, and deleterious impact on parents, children, and lactation. Research on the protective effects of lactation is also reviewed. Also described are skills such as counseling strategies, screening, and referral that are part of providing sensitive care to expectant and new parents who are or could be experiencing domestic violence. Scenarios help illustrate the varied ways that lactation can be experienced in a context of domestic violence. This presentation can be focused on the educational needs of lactation specialists or, more broadly, on the needs of perinatal care providers.



Cynthia Good, MS, LMHC, IBCLC, CATSM


Country: United States
Phone number: 425-320-4710
Email: cgood@lifecirclecc.com
Site: http://www.lifecirclecc.com
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