The Early Weeks of Breastfeeding: Helping New Moms Be Successful


This course focuses on the breastfeeding information necessary to get started on the right track from day-one, right after delivery, into the first days after discharge home from the hospital. Community-based nurses who specialize in mother/baby care express a knowledge and training gap in the area of breastfeeding and indicate that nurses in this area have been given many conflicting pieces of information about early breastfeeding establishment and problem-solving techniques. This not only causes confusion among nurses, but it also causes confusion among patients, who commonly state that multiple nurses have given them differing information. Designed for nurses in the maternal-child community setting, this course will teach specific methods to facilitate breastfeeding from immediately after delivery, ability to assess correct latch and signs of adequate intake, engorgement management, and appropriate and thorough initial instructions as they relate to breastfeeding.

Fee

$10.00

CE Hours

1.25

CE Units

0.125

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Registered Nurses

Requirements for CE Credit

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Nurses in the maternal-child community setting will self-report knowledge gain of specific methods to facilitate breastfeeding from postpartum day one, ability to assess correct latch and signs of adequate intake, engorgement management, and appropriate and thorough discharge instructions as they relate to breastfeeding.
To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must attend the entire activity and complete and submit the evaluation form.
Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 1.25 contact hours. This course expires April 8, 2022.

Conflicts of Interest:
The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.

Accreditation Statement:
University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

 

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Linda Zeccola


Brief Bio : Linda’s hospital experience has included Labor/Delivery and Postpartum as well as Medical -Surgical departments. She taught prenatal classes for parents for 10 years and worked as a parent educator at Seton Medical Center. She became a Certified Lactation Consultant in 1986 and has had her own private practice in lactation. Linda taught classes in breastfeeding management for the State of Texas WIC program in the 1990s, and then returned to hospital work as a lactation consultant and nurse at Seton Northwest in 1997, seeing inpatients and outpatients until 2013. She then worked for the state WIC program as a trainer for 3 years, traveling around the state speaking to nurses and nutritionists about breastfeeding management. In 2016, she began working at St David's South Austin as a lactation consultant, where she still works on an as-needed basis. In 2017, Linda started working at Mom's Place breastfeeding support center part time as a lactation consultant, where she also still continues to work, giving presentations at staff meetings.

CE Hours

1.25

Fee

$10.00