This conference is designed to provide specialized information to assist caregivers who work with breastfeeding families.
M. Jane Heinig, Ph.D.
- Academic Administrator
- Department of Nutrition
- Director & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Human Lactation Center
Dr. Heinig’s research area is maternal and child nutrition, particularly during lactation. Current topics of investigation include:
- Nutritional factors related to infant growth and development.
- The relationship between maternal perception of milk supply and milk intake by their infants.
- Benefits of breastfeeding for infants and their mothers.
- Risk factors for poor weight gain among breastfed infants.
Dr. Heinig is the Executive Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center.
Secrets of Baby Behavior
Presented by The UC Davis Human Lactation Center
7:45am to 8:15am
Registration and Breakfast
8:15am to 9:15 am
Introduction & Baby Behavior Background
9:15 am to 10:30 am
Infant States and Cues
10:30 am to 10:45 am
10:45 am to 11:45 pm
11:45 am to 12:45 pm
12:45 pm to 1:45pm
Infant Sleep Patterns
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
Assessing Caregiver-Infant Interactions
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm
2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Wrap-up and Evaluation
Describe how misinterpretation of infant behavior may lead to early breastfeeding cessation.
Differentiate the six infant states of arousal and awareness.
Demonstrate ability to distinguish between different types of infant cues.
Describe normal infant sleep patterns in the first 6 months of life.
List 2 experiences commonly described by mothers that erroneously led them to believe that they could not breastfeed.
List at least 3 “Baby Behavior” messages that may be shared effectively and inoffensively with parents of breastfed infants.