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1 PM, CT
Length: 1hr 30mins
Just what is Biological Nurturing?
Some say it’s laid-back breastfeeding…
Others call it natural although human mothers have a conflicting drive to be upright …
Many think BN is skin-to-skin contact although ensuring comfortable eye-to-eye contact is probably more important than dress state.
Research shows that BN can be all of these things and more. This presentation introduces two subcomponents of the baby’s position: lie and attitude assessment of which is crucial to ensure ‘good fit’ releasing 5 primary breastfeeding reflexes promoting spontaneous latching behaviours.
1. Identify 6 biological nurturing components
2. Name 5 primary breastfeeding reflexes
3. Define neonatal lie and attitude
4.Understand how spontaneous latching is related to ‘good positional fit’
5. Debunk the myth of one correct asymmetrical latch
I. Define biological nurturing: components and mechanisms
II. Introduce and recognise approximately 20 primitive neonatal reflexes having breastfeeding function
III. Examine infant morphology
A. Compare infant and maternal morphology
B. Define neonatal lie and attitude
IV. Introduce the concept of ‘good fit’
V. Debunk the myth of one ‘correct’ asymmetric latch
Suzanne Colson, PhD is a research midwife and a nurse. Her thesis introduced a new paradigm called biological nurturing ~ laid-back breastfeeding and won the prestigious English Royal College of Nursing Inaugural Akinsanya Award for originality and scholarship in doctoral studies. Suzanne is a Visiting Principal Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University, an Ankinsanya scholar 2007 and a founding mother/leader of La Leche League France. She has over 40 years clinical experience supporting breastfeeding mothers. Suzanne is the author of numerous articles, research papers, a book (translated into Dutch, German, French and Danish) and three DVDs. Retired from the university and active midwifery practice, she remains available for clinical consultation and has presented biological nurturing in 22 countries across the world. For further information seewww.biologicalnurturing.com