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Lyndsey Hookway

Addressing Complex Sleep Problems While Optimizing Breastfeeding

  • Speaker: Lyndsey Hookway , BSc, RNC, HV, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 75 Mins
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Abstract:

Many health, lactation, and childcare professionals find themselves in a position where the families they work with require support with sleep. Without readily accessible, evidence-based, gentle and effective sleep support, some of these families turn to sleep training which often leaves breastfeeding abandoned in the quest for more sleep.

Understanding key sleep biology principles, and being able to apply these to both simple and complex sleep scenarios can empower parents with the tools they need to maintain breastfeeding while also getting more sleep. In this presentation, we will explore some key concepts, and apply them to some practical real-life examples of both adults and infant-related sleep problems.