Breastfeeding Basics: Anatomy & Physiology

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Course Outline
Breastfeeding Benefits & Barriers
Anatomy & Physiology
Growth & Development
Breastfeeding Around the World
The Breastfeeding Couple
The Term Infant with Problems
Breast Milk and Drugs

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants should be able to describe the anatomy and physiology important to lactation.

  2. Participants should be able to identify the nutritional components of breast milk and know the recommendations for supplementation of breastfed infants.

Contents of This Module

  1. Pre-module Evaluation

  2. Structure of the Human Breast

  3. Physiology of Breastfeeding

  4. Milk Composition

  5. Supplements for breastfed infants

  6. Post-module Evaluation

  7. References


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