Breastfeeding: Promotion & Support in a Baby Friendly Hospital Course
May 03-04,2015 | 8:00 am | International Medical Center
The International Medical Center (IMC) family acknowledges the health benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. Therefore, this multidisciplinary training course is tailored to train healthcare providers on providing high standards of professional help and support to breastfeeding mothers on promoting breastfeeding among mothers and staff.
On completion of this course, the participant is expected to be able to:
- Discuss with a pregnant woman the importance of breastfeeding and outline practices that support the initiation of breastfeeding.
- Facilitate skin-to-skin contact and early initiation of breastfeeding.
- Assist a mother to learn the skills of positioning and attaching her baby as well as hand expression.
- Discuss with a mother how to find support for breastfeeding after she returns home.
- Implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and abide by the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk substitutes.
- Work with co-workers to highlight barriers to breastfeeding and seek ways to overcome those barriers.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for healthcare providers in contact with:
- Pregnant women
- Mothers and their newborn infants
- Health care assistants
- Peer supporters
- other Healthcare providers
It is also suitable for use in pre-service training so that students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to support breastfeeding when they begin work.
- Attending this course for all healthcare providers in contact with mothers and babies is a prerequisite for accrediting any healthcare institution as Baby Friendly.
IMC Academy, in collaboration with Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department, International Medical Center