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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

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