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The Early Years Family Expo

Nurses, Childcare Providers, Maternal and Pediatric Healthcare Professionals Session

This session is beneficial for maternity and pediatric healthcare professionals including primary care providers; hospital-based, clinic and public health nurses; breastfeeding consultants and counselors; dietitians; diverse WIC staff; childbirth and parent educators; La Leche League leaders; doulas; and other health workers who care for expectant women, breastfeeding mothers, and nursing infants. This session also provides valuable information for childcare providers so they can support breastfeeding parents in their journey.

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Gillette College Health Science Building, 3801 College Drive, Gillette

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free Lunch and Networking

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Breastfeeding: A Public Health Priority

A brief review of breastfeeding advantages; infant feeding recommendations; US and Wyoming breastfeeding objectives and rates; national breastfeeding initiatives

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Getting Breastfeeding Right from the Start

Evidence that supports maternity practices improve breastfeeding outcomes; review of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Ten Steps; implementing recommended breastfeeding maternity practices, including the use of processed donor human milk; preparing expectant mothers for an optimal hospital breastfeeding experience

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Overcoming Early Breastfeeding Challenges

Establishing an abundant milk supply; identifying and tailoring a breastfeeding plan for at-risk newborns; promoting effective infant latch-on; early follow-up and assessment of breastfeeding couplets; management of sore nipples; and preparing to combine breastfeeding and maternal employment.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saving Infant Lives!

The important role of breastfeeding advocates in reducing sleep-related infant deaths; recommendations from the national Safe to Sleep Campaign; the risks of bed-sharing and the benefits of room-sharing; effective conversations with expectant and new parents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the dose-related health benefits of breastfeeding, Healthy People 2020 Breastfeeding Objectives, and U.S. and Wyoming breastfeeding rates.
  • Describe the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, and prepare expectant mothers for an optimal hospital breastfeeding experience.
  • Understand the physiology of lactation, including the endocrine and autocrine control of milk secretion, the role of milk ejection, and the variation in breast storage capacity.
  • Demonstrate the “asymmetric latch” technique that improves milk transfer during breastfeeding and helps prevent nipple trauma.
  • Evaluate the successful onset of breastfeeding and counsel mothers about common lactation challenges, including ineffective milk transfer by the infant, maternal sore nipples, and returning to work or school.
  • Explain the value of screened, processed donor human milk for at-risk infants.
  • Counsel expectant and new mothers concerning the evidence-based recommendations from the national Safe to Sleep Campaign to reduce SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.

This is a Wyoming STARS approved session. Licensed childcare providers can earn 3.5 STARS credits in Health, Nutrition and Safety.

Campbell County Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. Register at: