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Session Information for the Virtual Healthcare Provider Seminar April 27 & May 4, 2023

Substance Use and Abuse During Lactation

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA


  1. Explain the recommendations concerning cannabis use during lactation.

  2. Discuss the research on breastfeeding and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

  3. Describe under what circumstances breastfeeding should be encouraged in a birthing parent with a history of substance abuse.

Lactation in the Digital Age

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA


  1. Explain how the characteristics of millennial parents should inform our approach to providing lactation help.

  2. Summarize 3 possible educational or helping strategies for lactation supporters that involve digital technology.

  3.  Describe 2 types of lactation support for parents unique to the digital age.

Navigating Lactation Trainwrecks

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA


  1.  Summarize the 3 elements that constitute a lactation trainwreck.

  2.  Describe specific strategies lactation specialists can use to increase parents’ self-confidence and breastfeeding satisfaction.

  3.  Describe how to determine which issues to prioritize when helping a parent in a complicated situation.

Breast, Bottle & Childhood Obesity

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA


  1. Explain why the association between infant feeding method and childhood obesity are controversial.

  2. Describe how milk intake during the first year differs in breastfed and formula-fed babies, as well as in infants fed human milk by bottle.

  3. Summarize what parents of rapidly-gaining exclusively breastfed babies need to know.

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