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Breastfeeding & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Session 2

November 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thank you for joining the TA & Support Center for the second session in our Breastfeeding & COVID-19 webinar series on Thursday, November 19 from 2-3:30 PM ET. This webinar shared best practices and strategies that lactation consultants can utilize to build connection and reassurance with new parents, in order to support breastfeeding and maternal mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed a shared decision-making model that lactation consultants can use to educate parents and help parents make decisions about breastfeeding during the pandemic. Participants heard about barriers and challenges to breastfeeding, especially due to the pandemic, and learn strategies for identifying and engaging support networks, such as fathers/partners and grandparents. We also discussed safety practices to consider when providing individualized counseling, as well as methods for providing education and emotional support to families virtually during the pandemic.

Click to view the webinar slides.


Webinar Resources:

Connecting With Participants Handout

Small Group Activity Handout





The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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