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Multiple Blessings, Multiple Challenges, La Leche League Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
October 26, 2010

8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 prince of Wales Drive

Speaker: Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, MSN, RN, IBCLC, FILCA and LLL Leader

At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Examine statistical evidence associated with late preterm birth
  • Describe the relationship between the development of coordinated suck-swallow-breathe and the oral behaviours associated with ineffective breastfeeding in late preterm newborns
  • Develop an infant-outcome-based care plan, which includes alternative feeding, to facilitate the transition to effective direct breastfeeding for the late preterm newborn
  • Discuss implications of multiple same-age infants on the development of the breastfeeding relationship
  • Describe interventions for maintaining breastfeeding/lactation that are specific to multiple birth infants
  • Identify breastfeeding issues unique to older infant or toddler multiples and discussion of related interventions
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of the infant suck-swallow-breathe (SSB) mechanism
  • Discuss the role of feeding flow rate as it pertains to the SSB mechanism
  • Identify aspects of feeding-bottle nipples/teats and describe bottle-feeding technique more likely to reinforce oral behaviours associated with breastfeeding
  • Identify solution-oriented problem-solving skills
  • Investigate the potential role of solution-oriented counselling skills for the therapeutic relationship with breastfeeding clients
  • Apply solution-oriented problem-solving skills to common breastfeeding/lactation issues or problems

IBLCE has approved this program for 5.17 L-CERPs

Registration Fee before October 5, 2010: $160

Registration Fee after October 5, 2010: $175

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