Breastfeeding Contraindications and Special Circumstances

December 17, 2021 to December 31, 2021

This program was developed to help Nurse Home Visitors (Registered nurses and certified lactation consultants) clarify advice given to their clients regarding taking medications and substances while pregnant and then if nursing their baby.

Target Audience

Nurse Home Visitors working for the Nurse Family Partnership Program, although any nurse working with pregnancy and or nursing mothers would benefit.

Learning Objectives

1. List five (5) conditions in which a mother should NOT breastfeed.

2. Describe the multiple factors that should be considered by the physician/lactation consultant when weighing the risks and benefits of breastfeeding while taking medications.

3. Describe the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendations related to the use of marijuana during pregnancy and lactation.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/03/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
12/17/2021 - 9:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/31/2021 - 10:00am EST
UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA
Altoona, PA
United States

This material will be presented by Patricia Allen Doty, RN, MSN, IBCLC. Ms. Doty has been working with Nurse Family Partnership for almost 9 years and is certified as a lactation consultant (IBCLC). She also has extensive experience in developing education for nurses and enjoys presenting to her colleagues. 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is  1 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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