|Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Session 07: Postpartum Practices that Assist with Breastfeeding
Decades of evidence has shown that hospital practices are a major barrier to breastfeeding initiation and continuation.1 Many of us, however, continue to carry out our daily assignments without giving much thought to those practices, or what their impact on breastfeeding might be. So many practices, such as giving bottles or pacifiers, are commonplace in our culture, and we might ask ourselves, “Why do we need to give up bottles or pacifiers? Isn’t that over the top?” Or, similarly, we might find ourselves saying to a colleague, “Rooming-in? Are you kidding me? I work nights. I can tell you those women don’t want rooming in. They want to sleep!” The goal of this learning program is to show how commonly-used practices (e.g., scheduled feeding, maternal-infant separation, bottles and pacifiers, and related practices) have no basis in evidence, and can be replaced with evidence-based practices that foster better health outcomes.
This Program is Best For:
Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you! You can take it along with you on your MP3 player, and re-play as many times as you wish!
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 2.
This program expires two years from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.
Continuing Education Credits Included:
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