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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

Speakers:
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

Continuing Education Credits expired for this activity on 3/31/2019.