Residents will become familiar with breastfeeding technology and contraception.
- Understand the indications and application of breastfeeding technology (manual and mechanical breast milk expression [and identify rental sources], supplemental feeding methods, test weighing of the infant, milk storage, donor human milk).
- Describe the influence of contraceptive methods on breastfeeding (lactational amenorrhea method, other non-hormonal and hormonal methods, and how they influence breastfeeding).
Activities and Evaluation Strategies
- Learn how to assemble and operate the manual and electric breast pumps provided by your hospital/clinic setting or used in your community. Describe how to use these tools to the mentor.
Observe the resident describing how to assemble and operate manual and electric breast pumps. Assess clarity and accuracy in describing how to use the machines.
- Observe Jane Morton's video about manual expression for the preterm infant and mother,"Making Enough Milk, The Key to Successful Breastfeeding: Planning for Day One."
Observe the resident providing guidance on manual expression with and without the infant latched and while using an electric or manual breast pump.
- List and become familiar with all the methods of contraception that can be used by a breastfeeding mother including the Lactational Amenorrhea Method, and understand what methods may interfere with breastfeeding and why.
Evaluate the number of methods of contraception that the resident identified for the breastfeeding mother and particularly their description of the Lactational Amenorrhea Method, including the 3 criteria that must be met for this method and the rate of efficacy.