Presentation Information

Gayle Subramaniam

The Research Parade: Reviewing the Latest Evidence in Order to Apply it to Your Lactation Practice

  • Speaker: Gayle Subramaniam , IBCLC
  • Speaker: Indira Lopez-Bassols , BA (hons), MSc, IBCLC, MPhil/PhD Student
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Thousands of papers are published on lactation and breastfeeding each year. We know that research should drive our clinical practice. IBCLCs and lactation supporters should have access and be familiar with some of the latest research in order to provide culturally effective up-to-date evidence-based breastfeeding care. Yet how are busy lactation professionals expected to find the time? Also it can be difficult to decipher and make sense of often dense and complicated academic articles which are only understandable to researchers and academics. How often do you end up thinking "this is interesting, but how does this apply to my day-to-day practice supporting breastfeeding families?"?

This presentation discusses a selection of recently published papers chosen specifically because they can be applied by IBCLCs caring for breastfeeding dyads. We will discuss the latest evidence regarding a range of topics including: treatments for nipple pain and trauma, the impact of pain on breastfeeding after c-sections, chrononutrition, maternal worry about infant weight, ankyloglossia and flange sizing when pumping.