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Adapting Outpatient and Inpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Our medical practices are changing minute by minute with the exponential spread of COVID-19 in our communities. On on March 22, 2020, IABLE hosted a webinar with physicians internationally who shared their insights, policies, and practices from inpatient to outpatient experiences.
We are please to offer the podcast an eCourse at no charge. Credits are earned after listening to the podcast then completing a short quiz. When enrolling, you will need to create an IABLE account if you don't already have one.
IBCLC: This recorded course has been allocated 1 (L) and 1 (E) Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) by IBLCE. CERPs approval # CLT117-04.
Speakers Kathy Leeper MD, IBCLC, FABM
MilkWorks, Nebraska, Breastfeeding Medicine
Pooja Kakar MD
Stanford University, CA Pediatrics
Katrina Mitchell MD, IBCLC
Breast Cancer Surgery, Santa Barbara CA
Rebecca Hicks MD, IBCLC
Bend, OR Pediatrics
Shawna Lamond MD, IBCLC
Calgary Alberta, Canada Family Medicine
Chandria Johnson MD
Mercy Hospital Springfield MO, OB/Gyn
Josdalyne Anderson MD, CFPC, IBCLC
Monarch Clinic Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Family Medicine
Liliana Simon MD, IBCLC
University of Maryland Pediatric Intensive Care
Nan Dahlquist MD, IBCLC
Hillsboro OR Pediatrics
Eliza Myers MD
Yale School of Medicine Neonatology
Karen Bodnar MD, IBCLC
Inova Medical Systems, Virginia Pediatrics
Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC
University of Wisconsin Family Medicine
Baby Friendly Series for Physicians & Other Providers
Members: $40 (You must be logged in to receive member pricing)
This 3-hour course meets the objectives for Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative provider education. The course reviews optimal breastfeeding management to promote and support exclusive breastfeeding. Physicians and other providers will gain an understanding of the importance of breastfeeding, anatomy & physiology of lactation, current breastfeeding policies, evaluation and management of common maternal & infant problems associated with breastfeeding, and use of medications during lactation.
Discuss professional and governmental policies that provide guidance for the promotion, support, and protection of breastfeeding.
Identify the 10 steps of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Identify the effect of formula marketing on infant feeding decisions
Describe in general terms the anatomy of the lactating breast and hormones that play a role in breast tissue differentiation during pregnancy
Explain 3 breastfeeding topics for discussion during prenatal visits that would support a pregnant woman’s decision to breastfeed
Describe maternal and infant contraindications and special considerations for breastfeeding.
Identify key strategies for optimal positioning and latch for a breastfeeding dyad
Explain benefits of skin-to-skin, rooming-in, and avoiding bottles for infants after birth
Identify key hospital routines that enable breastfeeding within the first hour after birth
Describe important factors that determine optimal establishment of maternal milk supply postpartum
Explain optimal management of engorgement, delay in lactation, and nutritional care for the late preterm/early term infant
Explain medical indications and methods for infant supplementation
Recite signs of adequate intake for a newborn during the first week of life.
Explain how to manage common infant feeding problems such as sleepy infants, slow weight gain in the first week, and the infant who will not latch.
Describe 3 reasons for sore nipples beyond 1-2 weeks postpartum, and optimal management of cracked nipples in the first week.
Identify 3 factors that play a role in medication transmission into breastmilk
Describe how to support breastfeeding for a dyad when mother and infant are separated due to maternal or infant illness
Professional and governmental policies
Prenatal education and support
Contraindications and special considerations
Anatomy and physiology of lactation
Latch and positioning
Immediate postpartum management of breastfeeding dyads
Breastfeeding management during the first few weeks postpartum
Trouble shooting low milk supply
Evaluation and initial treatment of sore nipples early postpartum
Medications during lactation
This recorded activity, Baby Friendly Series for Physicians and other Providers, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
IBCLC: This recorded course has been allocated 3 (L) Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) by IBLCE. CERPs approval # CLT117-04.
Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM, is a clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In addition to practicing family medicine, she has been a board certified lactation consultant since 1994.
Dr. Eglash is a cofounder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the Medical Director and cofounder of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, and the Medical Director of the University of Wisconsin Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic. She has published many peer- reviewed articles on breastfeeding medicine, has been the lead author on several Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols, and is an associate editor for Breastfeeding Medicine Journal.
She co-hosts and produces a breastfeeding medicine podcast series, called The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast, available free on i-tunes.
Dr. Eglash is founder and president of The Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of breastfeeding- knowledgeable medical systems and communities. She publishes a weekly Clinical Question of the Week and the free LactFacts app, available on android and apple devices.