Presentation Information

Anna Le Grange

Working With Anxious Parents and Fussy Babies

  • Speaker: Anna Le Grange , BSc, RN, IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

In this talk Anna Le Grange explores the causes of anxiety in parents, reasons why babies might exhibit unsettled behavior, and the links between parents with anxiety and unsettled babies. Drawing on recent studies, she shares the latest insights on the correlation between anxiety, infant fussiness and breastfeeding outcomes. Next Anna will describe the autonomic nervous system in parents and babies and how anxiety and infant fussiness may impact both members of the dyad. In the second half of this talk Anna discusses the practical steps that lactation supporters can take when working with babies and their parents to encourage a more calm and connected feeding experience.