Breastfeeding Basics: A Guide to Establishing Exclusive Breastfeeding

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Target Audience

Nurses, nurse techs, dietitians, social workers, physicians, WIC interviewers and nutritionists, home health workers.

Description

This four-hour course has been designed to provide nutritionists, nurses, social workers and office staff who see patients in the health department, medical office or hospital setting with the tools to assist a patient who is making the infant feeding decision and getting started on the breastfeeding journey.

SPEAKER: Georganna Cogburn, MSHE, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC has been a registered dietitian since 1984 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1992. She was a Public Health Nutritionist for 29 years with the Buncombe County Health and Human Services WIC Program where she assisted breastfeeding dyads. While at Buncombe County Health and Human Sciences, she also established the Breastfeeding Support and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Currently she works at the Mountain Area Health Education Center as the Region 1 Lactation Trainer serving the 16 westernmost counties of North Carolina and provides services to breastfeeding patients at MAHEC OB/GYN and Family Health Center. She has been the Region 1 Breastfeeding Coordinator since 2005 and in that capacity has trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, health department and health care provider staff throughout Western North Carolina. Since 1996, Georganna has been on the faculty and is the course director for the North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program, a program offered in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Northwest AHEC and Novant Health. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Western Carolina University in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Objectives

  • Guide a client through making the decision to breastfeed.
  • Discuss the benefits and contraindications to breastfeeding with a client.
  • Educate a client on how the body makes milk.
  • Assist a client with positioning and latch-on.
  • Assess the effectiveness of breastfeeding and know when to refer for further assistance.

Contact

Jorge O Rudko, BTech, CI, 704-512-6576

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Georganna Cogburn, MSHE, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC
Date(s)
Mar 23, 2020
Time
10:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Check-In Time
9:30 AM
Credit
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 13
Description
This course has been designed to provide Nurses, nurse techs, dietitians, social workers, physicians, WIC interviewers and nutritionists, home health workers a review of breastfeeding. The first half of the course focuses on an exploration of personal attitudes about breastfeeding, the benefits of breastfeeding and the risks of not breastfeeding, the way that the breast makes milk, getting breastfeeding started and the signs of effective breastfeeding. The second half of the course focuses on solving common problems/concerns experienced by breastfeeding mothers: insufficient milk supply, engorgement, sore nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis, yeast, and returning to work. During the second half of the training, there is a section on applying the information learned to the work setting. The goal of the course is to have staff trained to manage common breastfeeding concerns that surface during an office visit or home visit. Speaker Georganna Cogburn, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC Georganna is a Public Health Nutritionist with 29 years of experience working in the WIC Program assisting women to breastfeed their infants. Georganna has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1992 and a registered dietitian since 1984. She has been the Region 1 Breastfeeding Coordinator since 2005 and has trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and health department staff throughout Western North Carolina. Since 1996, she has been on the faculty of the North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program which is a program offered in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Northwest AHEC and Novant Health. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Western Carolina University in the School of Health and Human Sciences.
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Mar 23, 2020
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 13
Fees
$60.00
Pre-Registration Fee (before March 9, 2020)
Credits
0.40
CEU
4.00
Contact Hours