The Sacred Hour and Beyond

September 19th, 2013 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Live Well Omaha Kids is happy to bring Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC to Omaha and Lincoln next week to talk about the importance of The Sacred Hour and immediate skin-to-skin after delivery.RaylenePhillips

Join us Monday September 23, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at Lakeside Medical Center in Omaha. The presentation will be held at the educational classrooms – lower level. Preregistration is not necessary for this location

On Tuesday September 24, 2013, from 7:30 – 11:00 a. m., she will be in Lincoln at the Chase Suites at 200 S. 68th St. Place.  To register for the presentation in Lincoln, go to For questions on Lincoln program contact Danielle Herbert at or 402-483-4800 ext. 101.

Details of the presentations are below:

Target Audience: Physicians (OB/GYN, internal medicine, pediatric and family medicine), nurses, lactation consultants, registered dietitians, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, breast feeding advocates, social workers, students.

First half: The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin to Skin Immediately after Birth


1) Describe five benefits of early postpartum skin-to-skin contact for both mother and baby
2) List nine instinctive stages newborns display that lead to the first breastfeeding
3) Describe four practical ways to change the culture of early skin-to-skin contact to increase breastfeeding rates

Second half: Beyond the Sacred Hour: Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum Period


1) Describe three benefits of exclusive breast milk feeding during the first six months after birth
2) List five common challenges to exclusive breast milk feeding in the early postpartum period
3) Described five evidenced-based practices that address these challenges

The lecture is free. However if you would like to obtain CERPs or nursing credit, the cost for these contact hours is $30.00. Full payment by cash or check is required at registration

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is provided for 3.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

3.0 L CERPs allocated by IBLCE

IBLCE approval number: C1336411

Raylene Phillips of Loma Linda, California is an attending neonatologist in the NICU at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Prior to completing her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship she received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology and became certified as an Infant Developmental Specialist. Dr. Phillips is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant interested in maternal-infant attachment, breastfeeding education and support and Family Centered Developmental Care of premature infants all leading to her research on the importance of the “Sacred Hour.”

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