Presentation Information

Vicki Tapia

Medical Relief Mission to the Dominican Republic “We Don’t Need a Lactation Consultant…Or Do We?"

  • Speaker: Vicki Tapia , BS, IBCLC, RLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 30 Mins
  • Credits: .5 CERP, .5 Nursing CEU, .5 CME

The author shares her experiences and observations as part of a medical relief brigade serving in five different bateys (villages) near Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic in November 2012. She reports many of the common barriers to breastfeeding, along with her reflections on affecting change in this developing island country. She describes her efforts to promote exclusive breastfeeding, focusing on education.