Beyond the Sacred Hour: Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum Period 

Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

Dr. Phillips received a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, after raising three children as a stay-at-home mother. She became NIDCAP certified as an Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis, graduating in 2004.  She completed her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in Loma Linda, CA, and is currently an attending neonatologist in the NICU at the same hospital as well as Medical Director of Newborn Nursery at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. 
Dr. Phillips is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  She is the current President of the National Perinatal Association.  Her primary areas of interest are mother-infant attachment, breastfeeding education and support, and Family Integrated, Neuroprotective Care of premature infants in the NICU. 
Presentation Objectives:
  1. Describe three benefits of exclusive breastmilk feeding during the first six months after birth
  2. List five common challenges to exclusive breastmilk feeding in the early postpartum period
  3. Describe five evidenced-based practices that address these challenges
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