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NSPN 7155 - The Breastfeeding Experience Theory

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

The Breastfeeding Experience course explores foundational concepts for health care 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.



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Learning Outcomes

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:

  • Critically examine key breastfeeding concepts and practice in relation to primary health care within the context of support and prevention.
  • Describe the composition of human milk and the key principles that support lactogenesis.
  • Discuss the anticipatory guidance required by mothers and their families to support the ongoing breastfeeding experience.
  • Develop professional perspectives of breastfeeding and a repertoire of strategies to support mothers experiencing breastfeeding challenges.
  • Develop an understanding of hospital and community breastfeeding resources
  • Explore global initiatives related to implementing change to promote, support and protect a breastfeeding culture.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSPN 7155 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Nursing
    Full-time   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  2. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  3. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  4. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  5. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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