Presentation Information

Dianne Cassidy

Unlocking the Power of Proper Latching: Overcoming Challenges and Maximizing Breastfeeding Success

  • Speaker: Dianne Cassidy , MA, IBCLC-RLC, ALC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Latch problems are common among new breast/chestfeeding parents. Research has identified that latch issues are one of the biggest barriers to breast/chestfeeding success, along with painful, sore nipples. Not surprisingly, latch issues, including babies who are not latching at all, may lead to early breastfeeding cessation without professional help.

Parents who are struggling with latch may also have perceived low milk supply and decreased bonding with their baby. By investigating reasons illustrated through a series of case studies, attendees will be able to identify how to help these families. Attendees will come away with solid assessment and intervention tools designed to help struggling dyads turn latch challenges into successful breast/chestfeeding.