Hypoglycemia, hyperbilirubinemia, excessive weight loss, and dehydration: breastfeeding’s nemesis quartet

Time-frame: 60-90 minutes
CERP: yes

Unfortunately,hypoglycemia, hyperbilirubinemia, excessive weight loss, and dehydration can sometimes be unwelcome visitors to the start of breastfeeding. These entities can be interconnected, anxiety-provoking, and potentially a breastfeeding deal breaker, leading to supplementation or abandonment of breastfeeding. This quartet has its origins in the early hours and days of breastfeeding relative to hospital policies, skilled support, and careful monitoring of at-risk mothers and infants. This presentation will explore the etiology of these conditions, preventive measures, and suggested interventions. A look at policies, crucial observations, and what mothers and clinicians need to know will be discussed.



Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC


Country: USA
Phone number: 781-893-3553
Email: Marshalact@gmail.com
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Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, 5th edition

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence is the perfect tool for busy clinicians who need a quick, accurate, and current reference. It provides the essentials of breastfeeding management to support best outcomes for breastfeeding families. Now in an updated and modernized fifth edition, this unique resource features new information on the political and social landscape of breastfeeding, LGBTQI+ families, milk sharing, exclusive pumping, new breastfeeding products, breastfeeding in emergencies, additional feeding care plans, and access to downloadable Patient Care Plan Handouts to help both patients and clinicians navigate common breastfeeding challenges and questions. Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fifth Edition includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. With a focus on the practical application of evidence-based knowledge and a problem-solving approach, this reference helps busy clinicians integrate the latest research into their everyday clinical practice.