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Presentation Information

Shacchee Khare Baweja

Skilled Lactation Support in Suboptimal and Low Resource Settings: Onsite Mentoring as a Game Changer

  • Speaker: Shacchee Khare Baweja , MBBS, DCH, IYCF, IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
Abstract:

We have protocols and optimal models of care for lactation specific challenges. Does this mean we cannot provide optimum support in resource limited settings or less than ideal settings?

Skilled lactation support can mean different things in different settings. To serve a community, its crucial to understand the particular needs of the community and to be able to cater to them in a culturally acceptable and feasible way without compromising on the quality of lactation care, more so in resource limited settings. India has a huge population of families in need of lactation support and we also have scarcity of skilled and trained lactation support people. We are such a diverse country that our customs, language, socioeconomic milieu (and thus the challenges) change every few Kilometres.

This presentation talks about the various means with which we were able to improve the availability Skilled Lactation Support in the community, especially utilising our most plentiful resource, our community, with online and onsite mentoring....i.e. skilled lactation support to the community by their own community.