WEBINAR - Lactation and Palliative Care: Why and How to Provide Lactation Support During Serious Illness or Before an Anticipated Death

Recorded On: 02/13/2019

Lactation and Palliative Care: Why and How to Provide Lactation Support During Serious Illness or Before an Anticipated Death

While many births are joyous, not all births have happy endings. Many families experience the postpartum period loving and caring for an infant who will not live. This webinar describes how options for palliative care, hospice, and end of life can include breastfeeding/chestfeeding and lactation.

Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

Source: ILCA Webinar 13 February 2019 

Presented by: Elizabeth Smith, MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Define palliative care and understand how it pertains to the perinatal period.
  • List the benefits of breastfeeding during serious illness or life threatening experiences.
  • Provide additional resources for grieving families

Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

Elizabeth Smith


Elizabeth Smith holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in maternal child nutrition. She has been the perinatal education coordinator for the past 17 years at the University of Utah Hospital in the United States. She was instrumental in getting the hospital designated as Baby Friendly in 2008 and is now the Baby Friendly Coordinator and recently survived re-dedication. Elizabeth is a board member of the International Childbirth Education Association, Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, Utah Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank. She sits on committees for the March of Dimes, University Hospital Perinatal Bereavement, and the Hospital Perinatal Quality Committee.


02/13/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/13/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
7 Questions
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available