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Lori J. Isenstadt

Breastfeeding Class - What's the point?

  • Speaker: Lori J. Isenstadt , IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Global breastfeeding initiation rates are about 80-85%. Unfortunately, there is a significant drop off rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the early weeks, well before parents return to work. The latest statistics of 45% exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months and 28% exclusive breastfeeding rates at 6 months clearly demonstrate that duration not initiation is the real struggle. This presentation will begin by reviewing global breastfeeding rates. We will than gain some real insight from parental feedback which helps us to understand what changes we need to make in breastfeeding education. You may be surprised to find out exactly what the point of breastfeeding classes are and who we should be targeting to help support parents in the early months of breastfeeding.