Managing Early Breastfeeding Challenges

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A second co-production between ILCA and InJoy, this new DVD teaches nursing and lactation staff specific, research-based techniques to help mothers overcome the most common early breastfeeding challenges.

Program Benefits:

  • Supports Joint Commission Core Measures on Breastmilk Feeding
  • Clinical scenarios – shows how to problem-solve with mothers
  • Anticipatory guidance – prepare mothers and their partners for challenges that might arise after discharge

Modules Include:

  • Newborn Challenges – includes sleepy baby, jaundice, avoidance behaviors, oral structure variations, late preterm infant; solutions include skin-to skin care, laid-back breastfeeding, cup and finger feeding, frenulotomy, asymmetrical latch, milk expression
  • Maternal Challenges – includes flattened and inverted nipples, Lactogenesis II, nipple pain, parent fatigue; solutions include reverse pressure softening, position and latch, nipple shields
  • Milk Production and Transfer – challenges include perceived insufficient milk supply, maternal health and delayed or low milk production; solutions include the process of lactation, signs of milk transfer, guidelines for expressing via hand or breast pump
  • Discharge Planning – challenges include engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis; solutions include promoting milk flow, managing breast fullness, reducing discomforts, when to call a healthcare professional, mother-care, breastfeeding resources

This product is suitable for Baby-Friendly hospitals.

1.5 Contact Hours available from ILCA. Fees apply. CE forms available in free Facilitator’s Guide.

Baby-Friendly® is a registered mark of UNICEF. This product has not been assessed for compliance with the Baby-Friendly Health Initiative and has not been endorsed by or affiliated with UNICEF or Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.

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Program Length

36 min.

Number of Volumes

Single Volume


  • Health & Fitness

    2012 Telly Awards


  • This video is a valuable tool for any hospital truly wanting to support successful breastfeeding.
    It is up-to-date and very user-friendly.

    Laura Nance, CLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE, CPD - CAPPA Faculty and owner For Love of Baby

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