Over 80% of mothers say they want to breastfeed their babies – but by the time they leave the hospital almost 20% of those babies have already been given formula. Can we change that metric? Why do babies seem to refuse the breast, and what help can we offer?
Parents can feel confused, frustrated, and overwhelmed. They report that information has not been consistent amongst the nurses helping them. How can we change that? What can we do to help hit the reset button for babies who are neurologically disorganized and fighting the breast?
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Dawn M. Kersula, MA, RN, LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC, is a lactation specialist and perinatal educator who founded/continues to staff the outpatient lactation clinic at a hospital in Vermont. She has worked with birthing and breastfeeding families for more than 30 years. Respected for her expertise in the field, Dawn is a requested presenter at international childbirth conferences and locally continues to coordinate her hospital's perinatal education programs/support groups. As president of the Vermont Lactation Consultants Association, she works closely with the Vermont State Breastfeeding Network to offer training opportunities throughout the state and has had the opportunity to impact change through several legislative initiatives that have resulted in pro-breastfeeding legislation in Vermont.
Dawn's passion and commitment are evidenced through her certification as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), active involvement with ILCA (International Lactation Consultants Association), and appointment as a fellow with the American College of Childbirth Educators (FACCE). Her master's research focused on PTSD following traumatic childbirth experiences and, in her role as a perinatal psychologist, she continues to have a special interest in the developmental transition to motherhood. To her credit, Dawn has published over 30 articles pertaining to the specialty of breastfeeding.
Financial: Dawn Kersula has an employment relationship with Lactation Education Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dawn Kersula is an author for Baby Steps Blog.
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