This course will address why the current prenatal care paradigm is inadequate to prepare families for their lactation journeys and present solutions. Antenatal lactation risk assessment is essential as well as a proactive approach to lactation initiation. Research, case studies and tools will be shared with the audience.
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Dr. Spatz is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing sharing a joint appointment as a nurse researcher and director of the lactation program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the clinical coordinator of the CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank.
She is an active researcher, clinician, and educator who is internationally recognized for her work surrounding the use of human milk and breastfeeding particularly in vulnerable populations.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the need to change the current prenatal care paradigm
- Articulate risk factors that may impact lactation and milk supply
- Describe a proactive approach to lactation initiation
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate Changing the prenatal and intrapartum care paradigm
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