Latest Updates

Skin-to-Skin Talk from HCP’s Dr. Brimdyr Offered by Health Education Associates as Free Module During National Breastfeeding Month

By August 6, 2020 No Comments

An increasing amount of research in recent years shows growing interest and understanding of the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first hour after birth. 

Healthy Children Project’s Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr has been researching and advocating for the practice of skin-to-skin for many years. She recently presented findings from four recent papers as part of New Zealand Women’s Health Action’s Virtual Big Latch On 2020, as part of World Breastfeeding Week. The papers include:

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we are excited to announce that Health Education Associates has made this talk available as an online video module, and it is free through the month of August! The module can be completed to earn 0.5 contact hours. You will have 6 months to begin and 6 months to complete it. The module condenses a great deal of information into a half-hour-long video, giving a summary of its many benefits and addressing different facets of the practice, including how hospitals can begin truly implementing the practice, how choices in pain management can affect the success of immediate skin-to-skin, best practices during skin-to-skin contact, observations of similar behaviors in utero, and a look at how the practice is implemented in different areas of the world.

As an added bonus, the video offers a sneak peek at Dr. Brimdyr’s upcoming film, The 9 Stages in Premature Infants.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!