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:
- Outline effective breastfeeding/chestfeeding strategies used by lactating parents with physical disabilities.
- Describe the challenges parents with physical disabilities experience when breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
Learning Level: Intermediate
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.