After watching this webinar you’ll be able to:
- Be aware if the importance of language when promoting, supporting and encouraging breastfeeding.
- Explain the risks of not breastfeeding, for the mother and the baby.
- Understand the amount of scientific evidence associated with these risks.
- Reflect upon your beliefs and professional practices in relation with the language used with perinatal clients and colleagues.
- Discover how to respond appropriately to questions pregnant women and mothers may have about the risks.
- Incorporate the principles of the Baby Friendly Initiative (WHO/UNICEF) in your daily practice.
This webinar took place March 2, 2017.
Presenter: Louise Dumas, RN, MSN, PhD
Honorary professor-researcher in Nursing sciences, at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (Western Quebec), Louise has studied in Canada, USA, and Sweden. Most of Louise’s researches have been focused on perinatal practices, breastfeeding, and patient education. As guest researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, she is part of a research team studying Russian swaddling, skin-to-skin and early mother-infant interaction. Louise has published many articles and book chapters and presented numerous conferences throughout the world. Louise is also lead assessor for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiatives, one of the Canadians at the WHO-BFHI committee for industrialized countries. Louise has received many awards for the excellence of her work at the clinical, administrative, teaching and research levels. Yet, Louise remains a simple and open person, passionate for breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly Initiatives. She is also the proud mother of two adult children and grand-mother of two grand-children aged 3 and 8 years old.