Residents will understand how to provide peripartum breastfeeding support related to lactogenesis, labor and delivery management, position and attachment, evaluation of breastfeeding, problem solving, infants with special needs, medications and breastfeeding, and management.
- Perform a detailed mother/infant breastfeeding history.
- Identify absolute contraindications to breastfeeding and factors that are NOT contraindications.
- Educate families and health care professionals about contraindications to breastfeeding.
Activities and Evaluation Strategies
- Identify true contraindications to breastfeeding and the use of human milk and those that are sometimes identified as contraindications, but are not (both medicines and medical conditions). Present a case in which a mother was inappropriately counseled not to breastfeed and the consequences that this led to in the health of the mother and the infant.
Evaluate the content of the case study presentation.