Every healthcare professional is dedicated to the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding and human lactation in their work to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems.
A nurse understands that breastfeeding works best when it is the cultural norm and when the provider of lactation support and services is culturally competent. Through this course a nurse will be trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They help mothers experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. A Nurse, as a lactation counselor, also helps babies who aren’t gaining enough weight.
- Communication skills
- Physiology of lactation
- Physiology of neonates
- Strategies and tips for special circumstances – Premature, Down Syndrome, newborns affected by medications, and more
- Public Health – to increase breastfeeding success.