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Committee Members

Allyson Wessells, PT, IBCLC, Julie Oberholzer, MPH, IBCLC, Heather Rice, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHS, Karen Keptner, PhD, OTR/L


A smooth transition to parenthood requires education and preparation on what to expect and new roles, responsibilities, and occupations. This capstone, in collaboration with Nurture Columbus, developed educational resources for new parents to help meet their infant feeding goals and facilitate a smooth transition throughout the postpartum period. In addition, education for healthcare professionals on the distinct value of occupational therapy during the perinatal period is included.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Breastfeeding, infant, baby, parenthood, pregnancy, birth, maternal, health, lactation, development


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy's Role in Infant Feeding & Postpartum Support