Course details / Breastfeeding[e]Education

About this course

Before you learn how to help mothers, it is important to understand benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed a baby. It helps the baby to grow and develop a strong immune system. Artificial feeding carries risks and should only be done when a professional advises that breastfeeding is not an option. You will learn the differences between breast milk, animal milks, and infant formula; and the risks of artificial feeding.

Who is this course for?

Breastfeeding[e]Education is especially written for medical professionals working in practices where healthcare for (expectant) mothers and children plays an important role. Medical professionals such as midwives, nurses, gynecologists, obstetricians, general practitioners, and health officers may benefit from the course, but health community workers, health extension workers and other related professionals will also find it useful.

What you will learn

The course contains 17 modules about breastfeeding and its importance. The modules are written in accordance with the WHO and UNICEF international guidelines on breastfeeding.
After completing the Breastfeeding[e]Education course, participants should be able to:

  • List the advantages of exclusive breastfeeding for six months;
  • Describe the differences between breast milk, animal milk, and infant formula;
  • List the advantages of continued breastfeeding with complementary feeding for up to two years or beyond;
  • List the risks of artificial feeding;
  • Define the terms used to describe infant feeding;
  • Explain the recommendations for optimal infant and young child feeding.

What you get

Join the course and you will receive:

  • A personal account to access the e-learning platform
  • Lifelong access to the course
  • Modules written by renowned experts
  • Additional information in guidelines, references, videos and figures
  • Interactive test questions and exams
  • Test score overview
  • Support via an e-tutor
  • A certificate

How it works

Your mentor

The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:

Alyanne Boon

Alyanne Boon
Project manager

Maternal and child health

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Subject Breastfeeding
Target group Midwives, nurses, health community workers and other related professions.
Commitment 22.5 hours
Number of modules 17
Languages English, Indonesian
Price (in Euros) Contact Health[e]Foundation for more details

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