Interactive Ways to Teach Breastfeeding
This session will enhance your skills and provide you with ideas to teach breastfeeding to clients, in classes, or to other professionals. Breastfeeding is an important component that is sometimes forgotten when we teach about birth.
Baby Friendly, local breastfeeding initiatives, and the Healthy People 2020 goals all support the need for breastfeeding education. This session will help you with continuum from birth to breast with some creativity and fun.
Elizabeth Smith, MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC, holds a masters degree in public health with an emphasis in maternal child health. She began working at the University Hospital in 2000 as an educator and quickly moved into the management position for the Department of Perinatal Education. In 2003 she was asked to be on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Steering Committee where she worked with a team to get University Hospital designated as the first Baby Friendly Hospital in Utah. She was asked to take the lead for Baby Friendly when the previous coordinator changed jobs. Since then, she has worked to maintain that designation.
Continuing Education Units: One (1) ICEA Contact Hour, One (1) R-CERP
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.