Transitioning to the Breast
60 - 90 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This talk is well suited to audiences of both breastfeeding specialists and parents and covers:

  • Whether it’s ever too late for a baby to transition to the breast
  • Basic strategies that can  help any baby refusing the breast to make this transition
  • Special considerations and strategies for premature babies
  • How to help a baby wean off of a nipple shield

Learn how term and preterm babies can be transitioned from bottles, nipple shields, and other feeding methods to full breastfeeding using insights from recent research.  A four-part framework is provided for determining possible causes of breast refusal along with insights into how to target interventions to the cause of the feeding problem. Because babies are hardwired to breastfeed, even those who have been fed using other methods for months can be helped to accept the breast.