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Using "Baby Behavior" to Support Informed Early Infant Feeding Decisions

Part 1 originally presented on March 14, 2016 and Part 2 originally presented on March 16, 2016

M. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC
Executive Director UC Davis Human Lactation Center

Many parents have unrealistic expectations about their babies’ behavior, even during the first few days postpartum. This two-part training will include a summary of the UC Davis Baby Behavior research, an overview of normal newborn development and behavior (specifically early cues, crying and sleep patterns), and will provide attendees with research-based counseling techniques to promote informed infant feeding decisions during the postpartum hospital stay.

  • Webinar 1: Background and overview of formative research and infant development and behavior
  • Webinar 2: Research-based counseling techniques to promote informed infant feeding decisions focused on the newborn period

Learning Objectives
After watching these programs participants will be able to:

Webinar 1: Overview

  • List 2 barriers to compliance with infant feeding guidelines
  • Describe baby behavior basics

Webinar 2: Research-based Counseling Techniques

  • Identify early breastfeeding challenges
  • Recognize infant cues
  • List 3 key messages that may be used to address mother’s concerns

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits: 
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until January 31, 2021.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 3 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until January 31, 2021.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until January 31, 2021. 

Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points

(L-CERPs) CERPs are allocated by IBLCE, Approval Number C1991371.

This activity has been approved for 3.0 L-CERPs for both webinars..

L-CERPs will be available until January 6, 2021.