MIMS Education

Listening between the lines: Breastfeeding counseling skills for health care workers

Listening between the lines: Breastfeeding counseling skills for health care workers

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About this course

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. The WHO and UNICEF recommend that children should be breastfed within the first hour of birth and be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. All pregnant women and lactating mothers need accurate information, encouragement, and support to succeed in optimal breastfeeding. Hence, every health care provider must acquire the skills in infant and young child feeding counseling and management.

This e-learning module reviews the benefits of breastfeeding and provides guidance on how midwives can effectively counsel mothers and provide breastfeeding support.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants will be able to learn:
  • Benefits of breastfeeding to mother and infant;
  • The midwifery skills for effective breastfeeding counseling;
  • Effective strategies in promoting breastfeeding; and
  • The five circles of breastfeeding support and promotion.

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
    • Context of counseling
    • Counseling Skills
  • Breastfeeding Promotion
    • Five circles of Breastfeeding Support and Promotion
    • Establishing a Community Based Breastfeeding Support

Speaker for this course:

Maria Teresa Padilla, RN, RM, MAEd, MAN
President, Association of Philippine Schools of Midwifery

Keywords: breastfeeding support, breastfeeding promotion, breast milk

1 CPD Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

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