Presentation Information

Bryna Hayden

"The Elephant in the Room": Ethics of Supporting Formula Feeding Families

  • Speaker: Bryna Hayden , IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Infant Formula feeding families often go unsupported, even ignored, in the field of lactation and infant feeding care. Even the name of the providers who are best trained in the physiology and support of infant feeding is exclusionary…Lactation Consultants. As a result, families who are infant feeding their baby or babies with formula are left without high-quality support, even though there are providers who are available and trained to help them. Whether it’s the attitude of the individual lactation supporter or the environmental biases of the family’s perinatal care, or lack of information, the fact remains that these families experience less support and care than their body feeding counterparts. Learn more about the ethics of supporting infant formula feeding families, and the responsibilities of the IBCLC or other lactation care provider.