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The Breastfeeding Experience course explores foundational concepts for healthcare providers who support mothers, newborns and their families through the breastfeeding continuum. This is a theory-only course that will enable students to acquire the knowledge required by health care providers to support mother/infant dyads in a successful breastfeeding experience. This 3 credit course may be used for those seeking International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) certification or recertification: 1) For certification through pathways 1 and 3 ONLY; this course is equivalent to 45 education hours that may be used as part of the total 90 education hours required. 2) For recertification; this course has been recognized by IBCLC for 45 L-CERPs.
$443.15 - $877.25 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
If you have taken any formal breastfeeding education over 20 hours, you may be eligible to challenge or for a transfer credit. Please send your certificate to email@example.com for review prior to registration. Student will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to term start.
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As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Explain key breastfeeding concepts and practices in relation to primary health care.
Describe the composition of human milk.
Identify key principles that support lactation.
Describe the interconnection of the various elements of the initial feed and how care-practices affect the ongoing breastfeeding experience.
Describe strategies to assist and support mothers with breastfeeding challenges.
Recommend hospital and community breastfeeding resources and strategies that promote, support, and protect both mothers and infants with special health situations that can challenge the breastfeeding experience.
Identify global initiatives related to implementing change to promote, support, and protect a breastfeeding culture.
Acknowledge personal attitudes and beliefs about breastfeeding and be aware of how they may impact the care and support of the breastfeeding dyad.
Effective as of Fall 2019
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