This course discusses the state of the science of test weighing to measure breast milk intake for premature and medically complex infants. It also covers barriers and facilitators of the use of test weighing in the high-risk nursery setting to support breastfeeding at the breast. From an initial publication on the development of an accurate test weighing technique, this course also reviews the experiences with use of the technique and recommendations for clinical practice.
Barbara Haase PhD, MSN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC
Dr Barbara Haase is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the College of Nursing. She has practiced extensively as a certified paediatric nurse practitioner, international board-certified lactation consultant and clinical researcher with a focus on lactation and breastfeeding support of women and their families with premature and medically complex infants. She has published on the topics of test weighing hospitalized breastfeeding infants, human milk feedings in the NICU, colostrum collection techniques for breastfeeding women in the early postpartum period, treatment of insufficient breast milk supply, and the efficacy of the IBCLC role.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Review the current state of the science on the test weighing technique for premature and medically complex infants
- Discuss barriers and facilitators of the use of test weighing in the hospital setting
- Review clinical pearls and suggestions regarding test weighing
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate Test weighing
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