Educational information

Celebrating breastfeeding

Online from: March 1 – May 1, 2017

Estimated time to complete activity: 17.75 hours

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Neonatologists, Pediatricians, GPs, IBCLCs, Nurse practitioners, Registered Nurses, Midwives, Registered dietitians, Peer supporters, Doulas, and Childbirth educators.

Conference Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify and employ strategies for management of early breastfeeding problems.
  2. Identify the impact of the following medical conditions on breastfeeding: tongue-tie, HIV and BAA.
  3. Identify two cultural influences that affect extended breastfeeding and breastfeeding and sleep.
  4. Outline the evidence of the effect of breastfeeding and human milk on the infant microbiome.
  5. Utilize strategies for health professionals to support women to breastfeed.
  6. Examine the evidence of safety of drugs in breastmilk and how we can use it to overcome barriers and challenge pressure to interrupt or stop breastfeeding.
  7. Identify responsibilities regarding scope of practice for lactation consultants, including ethics, teaching, conflict of interest and compliance with international codes.

Criteria for successful completion for continuing education credit: In order to be eligible for continuing education credits for this conference, you must have viewed all of the presentations in full, either in one sitting or in several sittings, and successfully complete a post-test (passing with a score of 70% or more) and an evaluation. iLactation tracks and submits viewing records for each participant to the certifying authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and iLactation.

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