Great Beginnings NY Breast Feeding Series: The Golden Hour: Early Breastfeeding Management


Presenters:

Richard Schanler, MD
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System,
Professor, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

Lucy Pereira-Argenziano, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

The purpose of this webinar was to focus on early breastfeeding management.  The presenters explained the importance of establishment of skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant in the delivery room and its impact on breastfeeding success.  The presenters shared their experiences with creating and implementing a protocol to improve the rate of immediate skin-to-skin contact in the delivery room within their neonatal service line.

Learning Objectives

After this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for the infant and the mother.
  • Describe the relationship between skin-to-skin and breastfeeding outcomes.
  • Understand both the short and long term benefits of skin-to-skin contact for the preterm infant and how it can be established even for infants in the NICU.
  • Learn how a protocol was successfully implemented to increase skin-to-skin contact in the delivery rooms of a neonatal service line.