This one-day course has been developed in accordance with the UNICEF/WHO (2009) Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) standards. The theoretical component covers BFHI training of doctors, midwives, nurses and other healthcare workers involved in the care of pregnant women, mothers and their newborn infants.
The ten steps of successful breastfeeding (BFHI)
Why breast milk is best
Anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding
The ‘Golden Hour’ of breastfeeding
Breastfeeding during pregnancy
Assisting with breastfeeding (positioning and attaching)
Assisting sick mothers with breastfeeding
Practices that assist breastfeeding
Breastfeeding issues (baby won’t feed)
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
Apply the theory and skills to implement the ten steps of breastfeeding.
Educate and support breastfeeding mothers and their babies towards successful breastfeeding, by promoting exclusive breastfeeding as the optimum.
Recognise and manage risk factors, conditions and complications in breastfeeding mothers and their babies.