Online Training Course in

 

Mental health of mother-infant dyads:
psychology and neuroscience of breastfeeding

 

Directed by
Ibone Olza, MD, PhD, perinatal psychiatrist
Carmela K Baeza, MD, IBCLC

 

This course has been awarded 26 CERPS  (24L – 2R)

 by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

CERPs Registry Number: 319082K

The training focuses on the psychological aspects of breastfeeding and the dyadic interaction, with a special emphasis on the relation between breastfeeding, attachment and mental health.  

 

Goals:

  • To provide knowledge about the psychology of breastfeeding and how breastfeeding helps bonding.
  • To provide knowledge in postpartum psychology and dyadic interaction to healthcare professionals who care for nursing mothers.

Methodology:

The course is recorded in english and offered entirely online.

 

Includes:

* One or two weekly classes recorded on video that can be seen starting thursdays of each week.
* additional teaching material for each topic.
* Access to internal online forum for support and networking.
* Throughout the training there will be additional tasks, necessary in order to obtain the final certification.

Classes will be available for you to view at your own pace until June 2020, starting November 28, 2019.

 

Program:

  1. Ecosystemic perspective and evolutionary reasons for breastfeeding. Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist. How breastfeeding works: hormones, reflexes, mechanisms of production and composition of breast milk. Physical and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for child, mother and society. Carmela Baeza MD, IBCLC.
  2. Neurophysiology of childbirth and breastfeeding. Definitions of self-regulation, on demand, trust. Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist
  3. Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support groups as a space for maternal development. Inma Mellado, IBCLC, LLL leader
  4. The beginning of breastfeeding: care during childbirth, birth and immediate puerperium. Carmela Baeza MD, IBCLC
  5. The impact of interventions during childbirth on breastfeeding.  Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist
  6. Breastfeeding after cesarean. Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist
  7. Breastfeeding, attachment and mental health. Ibone Olza MD Ph infant psychiatrist
  8. The brain and maternal behavior. Prolactin and oxytocin. Susanna Carmona psychologist PhD neuroscience
  9. Psychology of the puerperium. Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist
  10. Observation of babies and dyadic interaction.  Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist
  11. Social and cultural aspects related to breastfeeding. What makes it so difficult to breastfeed today? María José Garrido, PhD Social and Cultural Anthropology.
  12. Communication skills in breastfeeding. Inma Mellado, IBCLC, LLL leader
  13. Breastfeeding observation. Common difficulties during the first weeks. Carmela Baeza MD, IBCLC
  14. The role of fathers in breastfeeding. Javier de Domingo, clinical psychologist and Ibone Olza, MD PhD infant psychiatrist
  15. Sexuality and lactation. Carmela Baeza MD, IBCLC
  16. Ecofeminism and breastfeeding. María José Garrido, PhD Social and Cultural Anthropology.
  17. Low milk supply: medical treatments and specific situations. Carmela Baeza MD, IBCLC
  18. Postpartum depression and anxiety. Ibone Olza MD Ph infant psychiatrist
  19. Infant sleep and breastfeeding. María Berrozpe PhD Biological Sciences, infant sleep researcher

 

Adressed to:

Medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, midwives, lactation consultants, etc. as well as students of these professions related to maternal and infant health.

 

Professors

  • Ibone Olza, MD PhD perinatal&infant psychiatrist
  • Carmela Baeza MD, IBCLC
  • Inma Mellado, IBCLC, LLL leader
  • Barbara Figueiredo PhD, clinical psychologist
  • Susanna Carmona psychologist PhD neuroscience
  • María José Garrido, PhD Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Javier de Domingo, systemic psychologist
  • María Berrozpe PhD Biological Sciences, infant sleep researcher

 

Fees:

Please, consult this classification of countries of the world bank according to the level of income.

  • Tier 1 countries:   400€
  • Tier 2 countries:   280€
  • Tier 3 countries:   180€

Enrollment

Contact us for any further information.