Caregivers under both acute and chronic stress sometimes make decisions that are difficult for health care providers to understand. Recent research into the neurobiology of behavior provides insight on how stress influences our ability to make decisions. In this 3-part webinar, participants will learn about this research and how the findings might be used to better support informed infant feeding decisions among mothers facing serious physical, financial, social or emotional challenges.
Part 1: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers under Acute Stress (pre-recorded)
In part 1, we will describe the influence of stress hormones on decision-making, describe the indicators of Acute Stress Disorder, and discuss support for mothers coping with acute stress in the NICU.
Part 2: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers Struggling with Chronic Stress (live)
In part 2, we will describe the influence of chronic stress on maternal mental and physical health and discuss potential counseling interventions that may be used to support breastfeeding among mothers coping with ongoing stress.
Part 3: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (live)
In part 3, we will describe current research related to the influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences on maternal mental and physical health as well as decision making surrounding infant feeding. We will also discuss options for effective assessment and support for breastfeeding mothers with higher ACE scores.
At the end of the sessions, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the two “pathways” typically used to make day-to-day decisions
- Describe the potential effects of stress hormones on decision-making processes
- List at least 4 of the criteria used to identify acute stress disorder
- List 2 behaviors commonly seen among individuals coping with chronic stress or scarcity
- Describe at least 3 ways in which Adverse Childhood Experiences may influence mothers who are struggling with early breastfeeding challenges
- List at least 3 ways in which professionals may support effective decision-making among mothers coping with stress and trauma
Continuing Education Units
- Nurses (CA BRN) – 3.0 Contact Hours (1.0 per part)
- Lactation Consultants (IBLCE) - 3.0 R CERPs (1.0 per part)
- Registered Dietitians (CDR) - Continuing Education Hours are applicable as part of the Professional Development Portfolio.
- Part 1: pre-recorded (watch at your convenience)
- Part 2: October 30, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm (PDT)
- Part 3: November 6, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm (PDT)
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