Breastfeeding may seem like the most natural thing ever for moms and their newborns. After all, all mammals do it, and always have.
But many new parents are surprised at how hard it can be. Lots of things can go wrong, and these challenges can make breastfeeding frustrating, painful, even seemingly impossible. In this webinar, Dr. Jeannette T. Crenshaw showed us a variety of hurdles and explains how home visitors and other perinatal health workers can help families surmount them.
This webinar was not recorded, but you’ll find lots of helpful information in these presentation slides. Dr. Crenshaw also shared a discount code that can be used at BreastfeedingAtlas.com. During checkout, add the promo code “BFAstudent10” for 10% off your order.
About the presenter:
Dr. Jeannette T. Crenshaw is a professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas. In addition to teaching in the university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, she is a nurse and a researcher. Dr. Crenshaw earned a DNP in Executive Leadership in Nursing, an MSN in Administration and Management, and a BSN in Nursing. Her professional work focuses on promoting evidence-based leadership, maternity, breastfeeding, and preoperative fasting practices. Throughout her career, she has been recognized for her expertise on healthy birth and breastfeeding practices and skin-to-skin care after birth.
- This webinar’s presentation slides: Mitigating Common Breastfeeding Challenges
- BreastfeedLA: Resource Directory
- Global Health Media: Breastfeeding Videos
- The Breastfeeding Atlas by Barbara Wilson-Clay and Kay Hoover. Also see BreastfeedingAtlas.com.
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- Virtual Lactation Support Resources