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Module – Lactation Management

Semester – Seventh

Duration – 20 Hours


The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend exclusive breastfeeding from birth for the first 4-6 months of life, and sustained breastfeeding together with adequate complementary foods up to 2 years of age or beyond. However the majority of mothers fail to breastfed successfully due to many reasons. Nurses can help the mothers and children for whom you care to breastfeed successfully. You can teach and train mothers about feeding their babies at all times, when they are well and when they are sick. This module give you training in basic breastfeeding counselling skills, which should enable you to give mothers in your care the support and encouragement that they need to breastfeed successfully.