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Program Day 1

Registrations 8.00am for an 8.45am start - Tea and coffee served.
Lunch will be 12.30 and there will be 15 minute breaks for morning and afternoon tea.
Conference ends at 4.45pm.

 

Talking to women about breastfeeding

  • Barriers to promoting breastfeeding
  • Making breastfeeding an expectation
  • How culture influences breastfeeding promotion
  • Dealing with the tough questions - Knowing the scripts

 

Breast assessment

  • Providing confidence to women about their bodies' ability to birth and feed babies
  • Internal anatomy and understanding where and how milk is made
  • Understanding breastmilk production
  • - Hormones of milk production
  • - Prolactin
  • - Oxytocin - The most potent of female hormones
  • Identifying potential physical problems
  • Anticipatory treatment of flat and inverted nipples

 

Why it matters what we feed babies

  • Species-specificity of mammal milks
  • Critical components of human milk
  • The human microbiome - Human milk and the immune system
  • Influence of antibiotics and gut flora
  • Influence of formula marketing on human health

 

Getting feedings started with evidence-based care

  • Evaluating birth practices
  • - Labor routines
  • - Medications
  • - Newborn recovery
  • Skin to skin care and breastfeeding responses
  • - Postpartum practices
  • - Making feeding a priority
  • Cesarean birth as an obstacle to best practice

Program Day 2

Registrations 8.00am for an 8.45am start - Tea and coffee served.
Lunch will be 12.30 and there will be 15 minute breaks for morning and afternoon tea.
Conference ends at 4.45pm.

 

Positioning and attaching babies at the breast: Can we lighten up a bit?

  • There are many ways to breastfeed
  • What do we really know?
  • Newborn reflexes enhance early feeds
  • Positioning multiple babies
  • Assessment of a feeding: Are we so wise we can eliminate all pain, discomfort?
  • - LATCH score practice

 

Normal patterns of early breastfeeding

  • Growth and development of babies 0-3 months
  • Expectations for early feedings
  • How often should a newborn eat?
  • The confusion of research numbers
  • The "Cuddlers"
  • - Nesting vs. holding, carrying
  • - Crying babies
  • - The sleepy or hysterical baby
  • - The "Arsenic Hours"

 

Challenging early feedings

  • When things aren't coming together
  • - The "Take Charge" routine - When is it OK to help out?
  • - 15 minutes of breastfeeding help
  • Infant oral anatomy issues
  • Tools and techniques of the trade

 

Late preterm/early term: Somewhere between preterm and term infants

  • Innovative care to prevent problems (More on tools here)

 

Insufficient milk - Intake and/or supply?

  • What is normal weight gain?
  • How much milk is enough?
  • Assessment and treatment when there is a problem
  • Keeping women going when breastfeeding is hard
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