WEBINAR - Lactation and Palliative Care: Why and How to Provide Lactation Support During Serious Illness or Before an Anticipated Death
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
MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC
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.