ES05 Breastfeeding Essentials for Allied Health Professionals

Breastfeeding Essentials for Allied Health Professionals has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinical staff who provide secondary or supportive care to mothers and babies. Participants will be introduced to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative through a short video presentation, and then progress through the course modules that address relevant elements of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative to assist the participant in providing the appropriate level of care within the scope of their role.

Cost

# of Participants Breastfeeding Essentials for Allied Health Professionals
2-9 $50
10-49 $44
50-99 $42
100-199 $39
200-299 $36
300+ $33

Accreditation

Course Creator: Denise Fisher, AM, MMP, BN, IBCLC. On successful completion participants will receive a Certificate with the following educational points noted:

  • 8 Contact Hours (CHs) awarded by the California Board of Registered Nursing (USA Nurses). Provider # 16185
  • This course can be used for 8 CPD points (AUS Nurses and Midwives)

 

Curriculum

Module Content
Introductory Video Introduction to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative; 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding; Major points of the World Health Organization Code on the Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes explained; Advantages of Breastfeeding; Supporting mothers within the scope of their role
Module One:  Why breastfeeding is important Biochemistry; Immunology; Effect of breastmilk substitutes on infants
Module Two: Communication Skills Non-verbal communication; Listening skills; Building confidence
Module Three: Pregnancy Care (includes Steps 1, 2 & 3; Points 1, 2 & 3) Making the infant feeding decision; Contraindications to breastfeeding; Barriers to breastfeeding; Physical preparation
Module Four: The Birth Experience (includes Step 4) The first hours; Effect of labor interventions on breastfeeding; Effect of early postnatal interventions on breastfeeding