WEBINAR - Breastfeeding Strategies Used by Women with Physical Disabilities

Breastfeeding Strategies Used by Women with Physical Disabilities

Women with physical disabilities have a desire to breastfeed. However, women with physical disabilities also experience unique barriers that may interfere with their feeding goals. Improved support from healthcare professionals, including lactation consultants is necessary to overcome these challenges. This presentation will outline how healthcare professionals can incorporate the breastfeeding techniques identified in our study when caring for and supporting women with physical disabilities who wish to breastfeed.

Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

Source: ILCA Webinar 13 February 2020

Presented by: Tiahna Warkentin, University of Toronto, MD Candidate 2020

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  1.  Outline effective breastfeeding/chestfeeding strategies used by lactating parents with physical disabilities.
  2.  Describe the challenges parents with physical disabilities experience when breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

Learning Level: Intermediate

Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

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Tiahna Warkentin

MD Candidate 2020

Tiahna is a final year medical student at the University of Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise, Disability, and Aging studies. She has spent the past four years working with Dr. Berndl at Sunnybrook Health Sciences centre exploring Breastfeeding Strategies Used by Women with Physical Disability. She is passionate about working with individuals with physical disabilities to identify and address barriers that impact function. 


Recorded 02/13/2020
Recorded 02/13/2020
7 Questions
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available