0.25 L-CERPs + 1 R-CERP + 1.25 CEUs

Beyond Baby Brain:
Embracing Neurodiverse Families and Removing Barriers to Access in Your Lactation Practice

Bryna Hayden, IBCLC

Course description
Did you know that science estimates one in ten adults in their 20's and 30's may be on the neurodiversity (ND) spectrum? These folks make up a large part of our clientele, as lactation professionals. We have a responsibility as providers to consider the facets of our care that may be inaccessible to people on the ND spectrum. From booking, to billing, to the consult itself, it can be hard to look through the lens of someone who thinks completely differently than we do. This talk will cover the unique characteristics of different spectrum disorders as well as strategies for care and increasing accessibility to our care for these clients and their families. 
Meet the Instructor

Bryna Hayden, IBCLC

Bryna has been an IBCLC since 2010, and has been working with families as a doula and lactation counselor since 2006.

They have undertaken additional training and continuing education in the areas of oral restriction management, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), Primitive Reflexes in infants, TummyTime™, cultural congruency and competency, and counseling strategies. Bryna is also certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (infant and adult).

In their doula work, they specialize in high risk and surgical birth.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

I highly recommend this course! It provided a lot of context on everything from strategic font selection to better understanding the "whys" of common things I may take personal.

Erika Dudley, IBCLC, CBS

I thought I was well-informed about neurodiversity but realize I have so much to learn. I found the content to be so valuable and will use the teaching techniques more with all of my patient.

Tricia Kezar, IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
Neurodiversity is poorly understood by most care providers, as training specific to patient care for those populations is not standard in any field. When sleep-deprived and under times of heavy stress, common neurodiversity traits are often much more pronounced. Many medications are also contraindicated for pregnancy and/or breast/chestfeeding, which makes overcoming common challenges even harder-- let alone the challenges faced when taking care of a baby who isn't feeding well! 


Identify common characteristics and language of adult spectrum disorders. 


Emphasize barriers to access neurodiverse parents face when seeking lactation care. 


Outline strategies for success when delivering care for neurodiverse lactation clients.
IBLCE Content Outline
V. 7 Maternal Mental Health
V. 12 Cultural Competency
VII. A. 7 Communications Technology
VII. A. 8 Website
VII. B. 3 Care Plan Creation
VII. B. 4 Documentation
VII. B. 5 Educating Families
VII. B. 8 Emotional Support
VII. B. 9 Empowerment
VII. C. 3 Code of Professional Conduct
VII. C. 4 Principles of Confidentiality

Course Lessons

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