Module 1 – Overview
Why is breastfeeding important on global health perspective?
Module 2 – Communication
Language and questions used with clients
Module 3 – Benefits of Breastfeeding
Benefits to the mother, baby community, environment, financially
Module 4 – Anatomy & Physiology
Breast anatomy, baby anatomy, hormones and understanding the nutrients in breastmilk
Module 5 – Prenatal Education
What is important to know in pregnancy? How birth practices impact breastfeeding?
Module 6 – Latching & Positioning
Good attachment and principles of how to latch. How to know if your baby is getting enough? Managing breastfeeding sessions. The art to breastfeeding.
Module 7 – Getting Enough Milk
Baby’s output. Discussing jaundice. Bigger picture with baby.
Module 8 – Ages & Stages
How baby’s age impacts breastfeeding. Growth milestones. Supporting moms as babies age. Nursing as more than just a nutrition source. Sustaining it past the first year.
Module 9 – Options for Breast Milk Feeding
Pumping & hand expression. Milk storage. Options for breast milk feeding. Going back to work.
Module 10 – Common Concerns – Mom
Mastitis. Engorgement. Nipple health.
Module 11 Common Concerns – Baby
Reasons for pain. If baby is not latching. Supporting drowsy babies. Dehydration.
Module 12 – Special Circumstances
Multiples. Pre-term. Low birth weight.
Module 13 – Nutrition for breastfeeding moms
Nutrition: what to eat & what to avoid? What does impact & what doesn’t? Drinking alcohol & breastfeeding?
Module 14 – Illness, Diseases & Medications
HIV. Diabetes. Drug use. Safe prescription drug use. Birth control. When moms are sick. Surgery & medications.
Module 15 – Modern Family
Chest feeding. Donor milk. Modern family. Lactation without birth.
Module 16 – Multip Breastfeeding
Tandem feeding. Breastfeeding in pregnancy.
Module 17 – Feeding in Emergencies
Feeding in emergencies. Relactation.
Module 18 – Community Resources
What is available? When to call your LC? When to call HCP? Postpartum mood. Supporting holistically.