1 R-CERP + 1 CEU

A New Normal: Lactation Through Divorce and Custody

Kristin Cavuto, LCSW, IBCLC
Course description
Many families with nursing babies will experience parental breakups, divorce, and custody negotiations. The lactation professional is often called upon to provide information, support, and advocacy throughout this process. This class will give the provider the information they need to care for the family during this difficult transition. 
Meet the Instructor

Kristin Cavuto, LCSW, IBCLC

Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and IBCLC in private practice in central NJ. Her practice specialties are low supply, maternal and infant mental health, and the intersection of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender in the care of the new family. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

Being new to private practice, I haven't yet helped a client navigate separation/custody. Thankfully, Kristin taught me first and foremost that assessing my own personal biases and trauma is the first step towards providing this support to my clients. What a valuable presentation!

Annmarie Hext, IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
Lactation professionals do not have the information they need to effectively support, educate, and counsel lactating families through parental breakup and custody disputes. 


 The learner will be able to recognize their own bias and set appropriate boundaries with clients going through custody situations. 


The learner will understand how to handle requests for advocacy and learn how to write a letter of support. 


The learner will be able to support the family as custody and visitation changes impact the nursing relationship.
IBLCE Content Outline
I. A. 7 Normal infant behaviors
V. 1 Transition to parenthood
V. 4 Employment - returning to work 
V. 5 Family lifestyle 
V. 6 Identifying support networks
V. 7 Maternal mental health
V. 9 Mother-baby relationship
V. 12 Cultural competency
VI. 4 Managing supply
VI. 5 Milk expression
VII. B. 5 Educating mothers and families
VII. B. 7 Extending the duration of breastfeeding
VII. B. 8 Emotional support 
VII. B. 9 Empowerment

Course Lessons

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