LLL of Indiana presents…
First Hours, First Days: Best Practices for Positive Breastfeeding Outcomes
Presented by Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
April 16, 2013 8am – 4:00pm
Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241
*Located off Sam Jones Expressway, east of I-465, only minutes from the airport.
Session 1: Facilitating State Control in Non-Latching Infants (Reducing the baby’s stress with latching challenges)
Maternal interpretations of infant behavior and signs of frustration can affect her motivation to breastfeed. Explores how LCs can improve the dyad’s ability to work through breastfeeding difficulties.
Session 2: Good Latch, Bad Latch: Nuances of Attachment
Identifying the subtle signs of suboptimal vs. optimal attachment
Session 3: Choosing and Using Breastfeeding Tools: A Clinical Reasoning Approach
A strategy for clinical observation and decision-making is detailed, to show how different devices are used in individualized feeding goals.
Session 4: Facilitating Breastfeeding in NICU Graduates
Explores what can be done to transition ill and preterm babies to direct breastfeeding and describes common challenges and strategies to overcome them.
Attendees will be able to:
- List three facets of neurobehavioral organization theory that relate to breastfeeding
- Discuss the importance of scaffolding maternal coping so the mother can assist her infant
- List four subtle signs of a shallow latch
- List two ways to facilitate infant
- List two ways to facilitate infant and maternal innate feeding
- Detail strategies for optimizing latch when breastfeeding tools are needed.
- Detail cogent clinical factors in the choice of breastfeeding tools.
- Describe advantages and disadvantages of three tools for supplementing at the breast
- List 2 factors to consider in properly fitting a nipple shield
- Describe the steps of paced bottle feeding with cueing to protect breastfeeding skills
Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges. She speaks to healthcare professional around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Hale 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2012) as well as professional journal articles. Catherine is an active La Leche League Leader currently serves as Associate Editor for the United States Lactation Consultant Association journal of Clinical Lactation.