Session Information for the Health Care Provider Webinar

March 25, 2021

Session 1: Breastfeeding and postpartum depression

Alison Stuebe, MD

Description:

This presentation will address the complex relationship between breastfeeding and depression, including the link between breastfeeding difficulties and postpartum depression (PPD), as well as covering screening for PPD and strategies for integrated management of mood disorders and breastfeeding problems.    

 
Objectives:

• Describe shared decision-making as it applies to working with postpartum families.

• Be able to describe the complex relationship between breastfeeding and postpartum depression.
• Identify at least two mechanisms linking PPD and breastfeeding difficulties.
• Apply two strategies for integrated management of mood disorders and breastfeeding problems.

March 25, 2021

Session 2: Why does it hurt? A differential diagnosis for breastfeeding-associated pain

Alison Stuebe, MD

Description:

This presentation will identify the prevalence of breastfeeding-associated pain and its impact on the course of breastfeeding, as well as discussing the role of infection and inflammation and other causes of pain, with a look at the University of North Carolina’s Breastfeeding Pain Algorithm.

 
Objectives:

• Be able to describe the prevalence of breastfeeding-associated pain and its impact on breastfeeding outcomes.
• Be able to summarize evidence regarding what's known about the roles of Staph and Candida infection in breastfeeding-associated pain.
• Identify three causes for breastfeeding-associated pain.

April 1, 2021

Session 3: Tools for talking about breastfeeding: It's so much more than the latch!

Alison Stuebe, MD

Description:

This presentation will cover the aspects of the Crucial Conversations model, including strategies to establish mutual purpose and respect, and other vital skills, thus providing the means to effectively communicate with other health professionals in order to improve outcomes for breastfeeding mothers and babies. 

 
Objectives:

• Demonstrate two skills to effectively communicate with other health professionals to improve outcomes for breastfeeding mothers and babies.
• Describe the three core components of the Crucial Conversations.
• Identify three strategies for establishing mutual purpose and mutual respect.

April 1, 2021

Session 4: Establishing the "Fourth Trimester"

Alison Stuebe, MD

Description:

This presentation will discuss the developmental and evolutionary rationale for a “Fourth Trimester,” as well as covering the unmet health needs of this postpartum period, some of the health inequities present, and review guidance for effective models of whole-woman postnatal care.    

 
Objectives:

• Describe the developmental and evolutionary rationale for the "FourthTrimester".
• Name four unmet maternal health needs in the "FourthTrimester".

• Identify how structural racism and implicit bias contribute to inequities in "FourthTrimester" health.

• Describe shared decision-making as it applies to working with postpartum families.

© 2020 La Leche League of Connecticut

La Leche League of Connecticut is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping families breastfeed through peer support, encouragement, information, and education. Volunteer Leaders provide monthly support meetings throughout the state. 

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