WEBINAR - Protecting Mother-infant Contact and Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Protecting Mother-infant Contact and Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an enormous global challenge with significant implications for maternal, neonatal and child health. Lactation professionals face numerous barriers to supporting breastfeeding and the use of human milk due to rapidly evolving scientific knowledge, public health and governmental measures attempting to control the epidemic, and additional threats to health systems that struggle to limit infection and supply protections to health care workers. This presentation brings together knowledge from public health and the social sciences to provide key insights and resources for protecting mother-infant contact and breastfeeding during the pandemic.

Credit: 1.50 L CERP and 1.50 Contact Hours

Source: ILCA Webinar 23 November 2020

Presented by: Cecilia Tomori, PhD, MA 

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

1. Describe core tenets of WHO guidance on COVID-19 in relation to lactation

2. Discuss the harmful effects of guidance that does not follow WHO for breastfeeding

3. Identify underlying cultural assumptions that are reflected in diversity of COVID-19 guidance in different settings

4. Translate this knowledge into action in advising policy makers and supporting lactating families in your practice

Learning Level: 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 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.

ILCA education is provided as a service to our members for continuing education, knowledge, and awareness. We believe in fostering an inclusive environment that supports diversity and removes barriers. The views and opinions expressed in this education, including the choice of vocabulary, expressions, and use of supporting evidence-based research belong to the presenter. ILCA is steadfast in our commitment to present, learn, and discuss any information in a safe, respectful, and supportive environment.

Cecilia Tomori, PhD, MA

Director of Global Public Health and Community Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Cecília Tomori, PhD, MA is a Hungarian-American anthropologist and public health scholar who currently serves as Director of Global Public Health and Community Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Tomori’s research combines anthropological and public health approaches to investigate and address the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health inequities in maternal and child health as well as sexual and reproductive health. This work centers on deep engagement with the lived experiences of local and global communities who face numerous health challenges due to stigmatization and discrimination. Dr. Tomori has a demonstrated track record of successful collaborations with colleagues at Johns Hopkins and beyond on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and HIV prevention. She has authored two books that explore social and biocultural aspects of breastfeeding, Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches (with AEL Palmquist & EA Quinn, Routledge 2018) and Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma (Berghahn 2014),  and numerous publications on a range of public health issues in journals including Social Science and MedicineAIDS and BehaviorArchives of Sexual Behavior, and BMC Public Health.

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Recorded 11/23/2020
Recorded 11/23/2020
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1.50 L CERP credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 L CERP credits  |  Certificate available