This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Founder of the Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, President of the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, and co-author of Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation, explains how you can breastfeed your adopted child.
This course includes:
- How can an adoptive mother create a milk supply for breastfeeding when they have not been pregnant?
- What is the best protocol to induce lactation?
- Do you have to use lactation inducing medications?
- How safe is domperidone to use to increase your milk supply when breastfeeding an adopted child?
- Reglan vs. domperidone in inducing lactation.
- How early before the baby arrives should you start to establish your milk supply through pumping?
- How often should you pump your breast to prepare for adoptive breastfeeding?
- What happens if the baby arrives before you have a full supply of milk?
- How soon will you start producing milk after you start the induced lactation protocol for adoptive breastfeeding?
- How do you train an adopted baby to latch onto the breast?
- Can you breastfeed an older adopted baby?
- Can you nurse a child adopted from abroad?
- Techniques to use to breastfeed an adopted child
- How to avoid problems with hospital personnel with adoptive breastfeeding.
- If you are not able to nurse the baby immediately after birth, what should you do to minimize nipple confusion and encourage your baby to latch correctly?
- Can you breastfeed a child that is accustomed to being bottle fed?
- How to handle the reaction of others to adoptive breastfeeding.
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.