Presentation Information

Jeanette Mesite Frem

Pumping for Hospitalized Babies: 12 Keys to Supporting Families

  • Speaker: Jeanette Mesite Frem , MHS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Perinatal professionals in hospitals have great influence over how much human milk a baby receives, as well as how encouraged parents feel related to pumping and initiating and maintaining their milk production and eventually meeting their infant feeding goals. When hospital staff help with pumping in the early hours, days, and weeks of a new and fragile baby’s life—especially when at breast, chest or body feeding isn’t possible—getting that professional support is likely to make a difference in the long-term health of that child as well as the health of their parent. Healthcare providers can facilitate milk collection and provision of it to babies and support parents with specific and updated guidance on pump choices, pump usage, flange fit and milk storage. Those who work in hospitals with families can make an important positive impact on long-term breastfeeding and human-milk feeding rates. This session will cover 12 simple ways (including the what, why, how, when and where of pumping) that healthcare providers can support parents who pump for their hospitalized baby.