Development and evaluation of a high-fidelity lactation simulation model for health professional breastfeeding education

Anna Sadovnikova, Samantha Chuisano, , Aria Grabowski, Kate Stanley, Katrina Mitchell, Anne Eglash, Jeffrey Plott, Ruth Zielinski & Olivia Anderson
Abstract Background A key reason for premature cessation of breastfeeding is inadequate support from healthcare providers. Most physicians and nurses do not feel confident in their ability to support families with breastfeeding initiation or maintenance. Increasing health professional confidence in clinical lactation skills is key to improving maternal and child health outcomes. High-fidelity (realistic) simulators encourage learner engagement, resulting in increased clinical skills competency, confidence, and transfer to patient care. Lactation educators teach with low-fidelity...
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