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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

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 these enduring materials for a maximum of 1.5 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 March 31, 2019.

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 1.5 nursing contact hour(s) (per webinar).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

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 1.5 total (per webinar) Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2019. 

Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points (L-CERPs)

CERPs are allocated by IBLCE, Approval Number C1661053. This activity has been approved for 3.0 L-CERPs (1.5 per webinar).. 

L-CERPS available until March 13, 2017.