Presentation Information

Dr. Manisha Gogri

Prenatal Assessment for Early Detection and Prevention of Potential Breastfeeding Challenges

  • Speaker: Dr. Manisha Gogri , MBBS, IBCLC, CBE
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Early detection and addressing of potential breastfeeding issues is known to improve breastfeeding outcomes. Assessment and counselling of pregnant parents must begin prenatally, preferably during each prenatal check-up, in order to detect and foresee common preventable breastfeeding problems.

Depending on whether the potential red flags are anatomical, metabolic, psychological, social or cultural, health care professionals responsible for prenatal and immediate postnatal care of the parent-baby dyad can play a significant role in helping them overcome the hurdles to successful breastfeeding by targeted counselling.

Existing health issues or those that surface during pregnancy; previous fertility, birthing, breastfeeding and parenting experience; home and work situation, self-efficacy, etc. are some of the factors which may pose breastfeeding challenges. Anticipatory guidance can go a long way in enabling parents to be better equipped to deal with such challenges as they arise, to ensure long term breastfeeding success.