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Thu, Jul 14

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Online Education

HBFI Breastfeeding Level I

Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding support. This is a Level I, 2 day WHO/UNICEF breastfeeding course. This two day introductory course explores, promotes and supports human lactation and breastfeeding through examining current evidence-based, best practice.

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HBFI Breastfeeding Level I

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – Jul 15, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Online Education

About the event

This two day introductory course explores, promotes and supports human lactation and breastfeeding through examining current evidence-based, best practice.

Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of human lactation and breastfeeding, to enable them to confidently and effectively implement care that facilitates and supports the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.

Participants will examine and demonstrate effective assessment and management skills to support breastfeeding in challenging circumstances.

This course meets the BFI recommendation for the basic education of staff providing direct care to breastfeeding women and their families.

Topics included:

  • Breastfeeding in the context of primary, preventive, cost-effective health care.
  • World Health Organization and UNICEF guidelines for protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding      (including the BFI and The International Code).
  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast – implications for successful breastfeeding.
  • Initiating breastfeeding and patterns of early breastfeeding.
  • Achieving effective latching and positioning.
  • Early challenges (engorgement, plugged ducts, sore nipples, mastitis, yeast infections).
  • True versus perceived low milk supply.
  • Breastfeeding babies with health challenges and special needs.
  • Illness in mothers and medications.
  • Human milk banking.
  • Introduction of complementary foods.
  • History taking, counselling and care paths.
  • The process of change and implementing the BFI.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Courses are held virtually on Zoom. 

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