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Tina Revai

The Relational Breastfeeding Framework: Time to Apply Theory

  • Speaker: Tina Revai , RN, MN, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

The Relational Breastfeeding Framework is a process driven model for clinical breastfeeding supports that is consistent with the origins of the IBCLC profession. Little has been published that theorizes pragmatically about lactation support, bridging both the instrumental and relational aspects of this work. The introduction of this framework is an important contribution to theory development within the profession in that it unravels the complexity of reflective and dyad centered care, making clear the process for those who seek to practice in this way. This presentation makes the case that relational breastfeeding support is consistent with the underlying philosophy and history of the profession and should be the goal of all lactation consultants. However, equally relevant, another purpose to this presentation is to spark a generative debate about what we do and how we do it.