Loss, Grief, and Lactation Counseling

Time-frame: 90-120 min
CERP: yes

This presentation provides an overview of loss and grief, including the difference between bereavement, grief, and mourning; ambiguous loss; disenfranchised grief; prolonged grief; chronic sorrow; and depression. Explored issues include the implications of research on stress and lactation, lactation loss and grief, and lactation after pregnancy loss and infant death. This presentation also describes skills—such as companioning, screening, and referral—that are part of providing grief-sensitive care to expectant and new parents who are coping with loss and grief. 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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