The Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
75 - 120 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Great for both families and breastfeeding specialists, this talk is based on the information in Nancy's book Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers (co-authored with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett) and it covers the basic dynamics from birth to weaning that make breastfeeding work:

  • How hormonal changes of childbirth affect how mothers learn and bond with their baby
  • Why touch stabilizes newborns and promotes breastfeeding
  • How to remove the mystery from milk production
  • What biology tells us about how often baby should breastfeed and at what age they should wean

Covers the entire course of breastfeeding, from birth to weaning, incorporating key paradigm shifts and innovative teaching strategies.  Includes the significance of right-brain interactions in the early postpartum, the importance of touch to health and survival, how realistic expectations can help increase breastfeeding duration, the effect of breast storage capacity on feeding patterns, and much more.