In infant newborns: What is normal weight loss in the first few days? What happens to the neonate’s stool in the first week? What happens to milk supply in the first few days? What does colostrum do for the baby? Is neonatal jaundice normal? Why or why not? What is normal frequency and duration of feeds for the first week? What constitutes good neonatal growth in the first two weeks?
Research Erickson’s theory of development. This will give you insight into perinatal psychology. What are the different stages of development? How do these stages dovetail with breastfeeding? How does breastfeeding impact each stage acquisition?
What is pre and perinatal psychology? What is trauma? How can we as lactation professionals support normal psychoemotional development and prevent trauma? What is the sequence of normal motor development? How do reflexes impact breastfeeding? How does motor delay impact breastfeeding? How do sensory integration issues impact breastfeeding?
What are natal teeth? How do they impact breastfeeding? What are Epstein’s Pearls? How do they impact breastfeeding? What does an oral cyst look like? How does one impact breastfeeding? What is a mucocele? How does it impact breastfeeding?