Breastfeeding Support Strategies for Late Preterm Infants

Breastfeeding Support Strategies for Late Preterm Infants

Hosted by California Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: July 26, 2023

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific

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View event flyer here.

Breastfeeding Support Strategies for Late-Preterm Infants, held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on July 26, is an online training designed to help you facilitate lactation initiation and human milk feeding for this special population. This educational opportunity is part of the California Hospital Breastfeeding Support: Key Concepts Webinar Series* and co-sponsored by the WIC Regional Breastfeeding Liaison Program of Alameda County.

This training event will be presented by Sandra Cole, RN, IBCLC. Sandra is the author of Breastfeeding Challenges Made Easy for Late-Preterm Infants and has spent more than 30 years supporting breastfeeding success for these infants.

In this webinar, Sandra will provide clear, simple, evidence-based solutions and effective feeding techniques lactation consultants, nurses and other clinical care providers can use to support late-preterm infant feeding. Attendees will leave with the ability to:

  1. Recognize the late-preterm infant gestational age and general characteristics.
  2. Know the organ most responsible for difficulties with late preterm chest/breastfeeding.
  3. Identify feeding tools that can help late-preterm infants overcome chest/breastfeeding difficulties and be able to state how these tools increase chest/breastfeeding success.
  4. Describe the milestones late-preterm infants need to reach to be able to exclusively chest/breastfeed.
  5. Continuing education units are available to eligible attendees through the California WIC Association.

*California Hospital Breastfeeding Support: Key Concepts Webinar Series is for California Perinatal Hospitals implementing change related to California Health & Safety Code 123367. Each session offers expert information, showcases successful hospital practices, and facilitates shared learning and state-of-the-art resources. Though everyone with an interest in the topic is welcome, hospital-based lactation consultants, NICU nurses, obstetrical nurses, nurse midwives, and physicians should definitely attend to support their employer’s compliance with the code by Jan. 1, 2025.

Questions? Please contact Jeanne Kettles at or call 510-393-9632.