Participants will review the biological basis for how primates and specifically human’s breastfeed, according to biological need. Discover how the unique properties of breastmilk, as well as the biology of the human newborn and physiological responses from the mother are designed to optimize breastfeeding when skin to skin and laid back breastfeeding occurs.
Identify at least two benefits of skin to skin in early postpartum period on both mother and baby.
Describe why biological breastfeeding is the “norm” for the breastfed baby.
Identify at least two reasons that baby led/laid back breastfeeding benefits the breastfeeding couplet.
Describe how to facilitate relaxed/laid baby breastfeeding and extended skin to skin in the postpartum period in the hospital.