Course details / Breastfeeding[e]Education
About this course
Before you learn how to help mothers, you need to understand why breastfeeding is important, and what its benefits are. Breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to feed a baby. It is exactly what the baby needs after birth to grow and develop a strong immune system. Artificial feeding carries risks, and a child who is artificially fed (for example, on infant formula or cow’s or another animal’s milk) is at a disadvantage. You need to know 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 may also find it useful.
What you will learn
The course contains 15 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
The following mentor will support you during your self-study period:
Judith de Lange
Basic Occupational Health Services[e]Education CBPR[e]Education
|Target group||Midwives, nurses, health community workers and other related professions.|
|Number of modules||17|
1 Free module: ‘Why breastfeeding is important’
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