Breastfeeding Basics: Breastfeeding Benefits & Barriers

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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 benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants.

  2. Participants should be able to identify contraindications to breastfeeding in the United States.

Contents of This Module

  1. Pre-module Evaluation

  2. The History of Breastfeeding

  3. The advantages of breastfeeding for the baby

  4. The advantages of breastfeeding for the mother

  5. Breastfeeding Statistics in the United States

  6. Barriers to Breastfeeding

  7. Summary

  8. Post-module Evaluation

  9. References

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