Is Online Lactation Education the New Home for Babies?
As the first wave of online lactation programs hit the market, many moms have been wondering whether they’re worth the investment.
Is the value of online nursing education worth the expense?
What are the pros and cons of using the services of a certified lactation expert to care for a newborn?
These are just some of the questions that are being asked as new moms enter the labor and delivery space.
The answer to these questions is “not yet,” but with some good news.
According to a new study by the American Lactating Association, the demand for online lactations is greater than ever, with many women opting for the services provided by online nurseries.
This is despite the fact that some of these services are costly and time-consuming.
“The vast majority of online providers have a proven track record of delivering high-quality, personalized care and caregiving to women with no previous experience with nursing,” according to the ALCA.
“Online nursing education has been recognized for its long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality care and the safest, most effective, most affordable option for women seeking a baby.”
In addition to its reputation as a safe and cost-effective way to get pregnant, online nursages have proven to be a useful tool for women in their transition into parenting.
A recent study from the University of Washington found that mothers using online nursings reported significantly lower rates of postpartum depression, anxiety, and depression-related symptoms than women who did not use a traditional or certified nursing home.
This study was based on data collected from 1,500 women in the U.S. over the course of a two-year period.
“As women enter the new parenting landscape, we are seeing more and more women who want to provide high-level care, but who are still in the process of transitioning into caring for a baby,” said Dr. Susan M. Daugaard, the lead author of the study and an associate professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo.
“What we’ve seen is that women who have experienced the transition to parenting are finding the nursing environment very helpful.
In many cases, they find the online environment helps them to feel comfortable, and that is very helpful for them.”
A large majority of women are now using online nursing programs, with a majority of new mothers choosing to start the process with an online provider.
According of the ALA, the number of women using online services in the United States is now over 100 million.
“Lactation and online nursing are on the rise,” said Debra K. Williams, CEO of the National Lactatory Association.
“This is great news, as many new mothers are finding it very convenient and economical to provide for their baby while still maintaining their own lifestyle.”
For many new moms, the process can be a challenging one.
“If you want to get started in the labor market, you have to be prepared to spend money, and we’re seeing that more women are opting to get online, and they are choosing a certified provider,” said Williams.
“It’s important for women to understand that these services offer an affordable option and that it is possible to achieve the level of quality of care they want in a safe environment.”
Many of the women who choose to learn online are also finding the services offered by accredited nurseries to be beneficial to their health.
“When a mother uses a certified nursing facility, the nursing facility is accredited by the International Lactations Association,” said Daugard.
“Certified facilities are accredited to provide safe, comprehensive care to pregnant women who are pregnant, lactating, and breast-feeding.
Many women have reported that after they learn how to nurse, their quality of life improves.”
Lactatex, which provides the online nursing services of the International Association of Certified Nurses (IACN), was founded in 2001.
In 2014, the company partnered with the University’s Center for Nursing Research to launch the first of two online learning programs, The Lactational Education Initiative (LEI), to provide women with the knowledge and tools to better understand their newborns and help them prepare for labor and birth.
The program has been in operation since January 2017 and is currently providing more than 2 million hours of training to the Lactatories and Nurses Association of the United Kingdom (NANUK) as well as to over 2,000 accredited nursing homes across the U, United States, Canada, and Europe.
As a member of the Association, Lactatesys is able to share the training and certification resources and resources with the nursing community.
“We see LACN as a great place to bring the training to nursing homes and communities and help people who are new moms and those who are considering starting their own caregiving or transitioning into a nursing home,” said Kari Kowalczyk, executive director of the LACNs National Network of Certified Lactators.
“Through the LACTI program, we can provide these