Health e-Learning-IIHL also had a wonderful experience this past June attending La Grande Conférence de l’Association québécoise des consultantes en lactation (AQC) (Quebec Lactation Consultant Association Big Conference) in our home town of Montreal. Merci à tous les IBCLC et d'autres professionnels de la santé qui nous ont accueillis. Thank you to all the IBCLCs and other health care professionals that welcomed us. We also chatted with many of our past students who were excited to see the French LP14 up and running as well as learning that we are slowly translating all the BreastEd courses into French which will be excellent for our francophone distance learners.
This month we would like to share with you the updated Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Clinical Protocol #1. Guidelines for Blood Glucose Monitoring and Treatment of Hypoglycemia in Term and Late-Preterm Neonates, Revised 2014. All the clinical protocols from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine are excellent resources for clinical use. ABM Protocol # 1 was developed to help provide guidance in those ﬁrst hours/days of life so as to prevent clinically signiﬁcant hypoglycemia in infants, appropriately monitor blood glucose levels in at-risk term and late-preterm infants, manage documented hypoglycemia in infants, and to establish and preserve maternal milk supply during medically necessary supplementation for hypoglycemia or during separation of mother and baby.
This is an excellent guide to share with colleagues, as provides both guided care plans and treatment plans. The document clarifies general management recommendations for all term infants including early and exclusive breastfeeding as well as skin to skin contact and no routine supplementation for healthy term newborn infants. Here is the summary from the ABM clinical protocol #1.