Starting things right: Fostering successful lactation practices for at-risk women and their infants

• Understanding secretory activation (lactogenesis II) • Awareness of what delayed onset of lactation (DOL) is and its potential effects on lactation • Identification of women at increased risk for early breastfeeding problems • Overview of the hormonal, physiological and emotional differences between labour and birth outcomes • Comprehending how different types of birth can affect lactation in the first few days • Recognising how certain risk factors impact the type of labour, birth and first breastfeeding experience a woman has • Understanding how certain labour and birth outcomes negatively impact breastfeeding • Have knowledge of evidenced-based best practices to ensure effective milk supply and breastfeeding