Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Lullabies and Lactation: Navigating Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep
Lyndsey Hookway (she/her) BSc RNC HV IBCLC
Upon successful completion of the entire activity and evaluation, participants will earn:
- 1.0 Lamaze Contact Hour
- 1.2 Hours CABRN Contact Hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932.
About the Webinar
The relationship between breast/chest feeding, sleep and safety is complex, emotive and controversial. It is well-known that breastfeeding reduces the risk of sudden infant death, and therefore optimizing breastfeeding/chestfeeding remains a public health concern. The need for perinatal and lactation support professionals to facilitate breastfeeding/chestfeeding forces the question of how we realistically support those families at night. Many families are keen to breast/chest feed, but they also may struggle with the practicalities of adhering to the current safe sleep guidelines in the face of exhaustion. This webinar will discuss some of the controversies around sleep, bed-sharing and breastfeeding/chestfeeding, highlighting examples of practice from around the world.
After attending this webinar, listeners will:
- Be able to explain some of the hypothesized links between breastfeeding/chestfeeding and reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death
- Understand the normalcy of night feeds, the inter-relationship between feeding and sleep, and the necessity of responsive feeding for the maintenance of milk supply
- Be able to suggest ways to cope with night feeds for new families
- Understand the current guidelines for safe sleep and the questions these raise regarding bed-sharing
- Appreciate the differences in recommendations for practice and cultural differences in sleep information around the world
This program received financial support from The Boppy Company, LLC. Educational content was developed without influence from the sponsor.
About the Presenter
Lyndsey is an experienced, London-trained Paediatric Nurse, Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with almost 20 years experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, neonatal intensive care units, clinics, and the community mainly in the UK, but also in voluntary roles in the Far East and Kenya.
Lyndsey has worked in many NHS roles in the UK, and now runs a busy private practice offering group and one-to-one specialist breastfeeding, bottle feeding, gentle sleep, eating, behaviour and parenting support to families Internationally. Lyndsey is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching and has published a number of articles in academic journals, as well as parenting magazines regarding breastfeeding, caring for premature babies and sleep issues in children. Her second book will be published in 2020. She is the co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program, and regularly teaches health and childcare professionals, lectures as an independent speaker, and has an interest in the needs of breastfed children who have critical, or life-limited health conditions.
Lyndsey is passionate about addressing the sleep needs of parents committed to gentle parenting by providing quality information and support, balancing realistic expectations of normal sleep with transformative sleep biology which can have a profoundly positive effect on sleep without the need for sleep training.