In this module, you will learn about 3 common early experiences that may mislead parents into thinking that they cannot breastfeed their babies and how to help parents continue breastfeeding despite these challenges. You’ll also learn some important differences between newborn behavior and that of older babies and risk factors for poor lactation outcomes.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Describe 3 common experiences that may mislead parents into believing they cannot breastfeed their babies
- Describe the physiological and behavioral reasons for these experiences
- Describe how newborn behavior differs from that of older infants
- List risk factors for delayed onset of copious milk production
- List risk factors for poor latch and inadequate milk transfer
- Describe how best to prepare parents for needed lactation consults
- Click on each of the links below in order to complete the steps in this module.
- Be sure to complete each step before moving on to the next.
Step 1. Click on the image or link below to view the video:
Step 2. Click on the image or link below for a video self-assessment and practice.
Step 3. Click on the link below for a self-assessment to test your ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned in this module.
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