Late preterm infants are healthier than ever thanks to advancements in health care, but breastfeeding challenges are still present. Sandra Cole, RNC, IBCLC, author of Breastfeeding Challenges Made Easy for Late Preterm Infants: The Go-To- Guide for Nurses and Lactation Consultants, discusses what medical professionals need to do to help ease breastfeeding challenges.
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Evidence-based research underscores the importance of breastfeeding for the healthy development of late preterm infants, yet significant challenges can impede its success. This is a groundbreaking, problem-solving guide to the most effective techniques for breastfeeding this vulnerable population. Written for lactation consultants, NICU nurses, obstetrical nurses, and nurse-midwives, the book offers clear, simple, evidence-based solutions to the distinct breastfeeding difficulties affecting late preterm infants.
About the Author
Sandra Cole, RNC, IBCLC, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over 20 years of progressive experience in this field. She currently serves as a staff Lactation Consultant at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego, CA, which delivers over 8,000 babies a year.
She previously was in private practice as a Lactation Consultant and private duty Baby Nurse, which involved extensive work with premature infants overcoming developmental challenges. In addition, she is certified as a High Risk NICU Nurse as well as an ECMO specialist, and has worked in several Level 3 NICU units (caring for the most vulnerable premature infants) as Charge Nurse, Preceptor, and Transport Nurse.