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What’s New in lactation?
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA began helping nursing families in 1982 as a volunteer peer counselor. She became a board-certified lactation consultant in 1991 and spent 10 years growing a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area, where she worked one-on-one with thousands of families. Nancy has three current lactation books for parents and two for professionals, including her 2020 comprehensive, evidence-based-based counseling guide, Breastfeeding Answers, Second Edition. Her Breastfeeding Solutions app is used worldwide, and her YouTube channel has more than 1.5 million views. She currently contracts with hospitals to improve lactation practices, is the primary author and presenter of a 90-hour training course in China to prepare aspiring lactation consultants for the IBLCE exam, and speaks at events around the world. Nancy was in the first group of 16 to be honored for their contributions to breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association
Of the thousands of lactation studies published during the last decade, some have the potential to make us more effective as we help nursing families.
This session provides an overview of the cutting-edge knowledge and skills supported by recent evidence. It includes new science on the impact of early formula use on allergy, the dynamics of mammary dysbiosis, the effects of parental obesity on lactation, new approaches to preventing jaundice and excess weight loss after birth, novel treatments for mastitis and hypoglycemia, LGBTQ nursing and language, new ways of understanding and explaining early positioning and milk production, picture-based tongue-tie assessment tools, nursing the early term baby, and more.