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Using "Baby Behavior" to Support Informed Early Infant Feeding Decisions Part 2: Research Based Counseling Techniques

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.

  • Research-based counseling techniques to promote informed infant feeding decisions focused on the newborn period

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on how Ob/Gyn and other obstetric providers should support pregnant and post-partum women in breastfeeding decisions and management.

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

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

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