Breastfeeding gives children the best start in life. It is estimated that over one million children die each year from diarrhoea, respiratory and other infections because they are not adequately breastfed. Many more children suffer from unnecessary illnesses that they would not have if they were breastfed. Breastfeeding also helps to protect mothers' health. The aim of this course is to increase knowledge on the benefits and health effects of breastfeeding.

Key topics

the course consists of 15 modules and covers a range of topics from the importance of breastfeeding to women’s nutrition, health and fertility. It is based on the 2011 revised Breastfeeding counseling course developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) CDD program and UNICEF.

Target group

Nurses, midwives, community health workers


English, Indonesian

Access to course

Register here to purchase course. Would you like to have a preview? Register here for the free module 'Why breastfeeding is important'.

Photo: Healthcare workers who completed the Breastfeeding[e]Education in Indonesia in 2014