Presentation Information

L. Hope Wills

Using an Infant Mental Health Model to Support the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Case Based Presentation

  • Speaker: L. Hope Wills , MA, RD, CSP, IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Lactation consultants use a variety of tools and strategies to support the breastfeeding dyad. This presentation will describe three core concepts and approaches embedded within infant mental health: the neuro sequential model, Facilitated Attuned Interactions (FAN) and Touch points. Using a case-based format, the presentation will offer examples of how these approaches can be used to support the breastfeeding dyad through engagement and co-regulations and will be shown how to integrate these practices into a lactation care plan for improved infant mental health outcomes.