Presentation Information

Genny Stiller

Nurturing Neurodivergent Families: Sensory Conscious Lactation Spaces and Mental Health

  • Speaker: Genny Stiller , RN, NP, IBCLC, C-NLS
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

There are 1.8 billion neurodivergent people within reproductive age potentially birthing or nursing. It's likely that each of us has provided lactation support to someone who is neurodivergent. However, we may not have considered how lactation intersects with the neurodivergent experience, sensory sensitivities, and mental health. This presentation will provide context around the neurodivergent lactation experience, mental health, and the use of sensory safe spaces as a supportive tool. We will explore and design a sensory-safe lactation space in the office, hospital, and home environment as an adjunct tool for clinicians supporting neurodivergent parents.