What Mothers Need to Exclusively Breastfeed
60 - 75 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

Well suited for audiences of parents and professionals, this talk focuses on:

  • Why exclusive breastfeeding is recommended
  • Why so many mothers who planned to exclusively breastfeed supplement with formula
  • How to boost a mother’s confidence in her ability to breastfeed
  • Which approaches have been effective in increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding

Few barriers to exclusive breastfeeding are more challenging than mothers’ doubts in their ability to breastfeed and their unrealistic expectations of breastfeeding and baby behavior. Learn why so many mothers supplement with formula and the role of cultural beliefs in this decision. Learn also about how breastfeeding self-efficacy affects a woman’s feeding decisions and what women need to meet their breastfeeding goals.