Presentation Information

Miranda Buck

Adapting Lactation Assessment and Support for Neurodivergent Families

  • Speaker: Miranda Buck , RN, BA, MPhil, IBCLC, PhD
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Recognizing the vital role of breastfeeding in maternal and infant health, this talk addresses the importance of tailored support that accommodates the diverse needs of neurodiverse families. I will explore the intersections between ADHD, ASD, and breastfeeding experiences, discussing the emerging science and how sensory sensitivities, executive functioning differences, and emotional regulation challenges can impact the breastfeeding journey.

Through case studies and evidence-based practices, this presentation offers practical tools for healthcare professionals, lactation consultants, and support networks to provide comprehensive, empathetic, and accessible care to neurodiverse mothers and their remarkable babies. By empowering these mothers with the knowledge and strategies they need to succeed in breastfeeding, we aim to promote their mental and physical health, strengthen maternal-infant bonding, and ultimately contribute to healthier, happier families.