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Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify breastfeeding as a global health issue.
  • Participants will have knowledge of the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI), be able to give examples from the ten steps to successful breastfeeding in order to provide a foundation for policy and practice changes.
  • Participants will be able to understand and discuss the reasons for the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk substitutes.
  •  Participants will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to assist mothers in obtaining their personal breastfeeding goals.

Course Details

There are two course options:

Option 1:

  • 18 – 20 hours (3 days) of in-person training

Option 2:

  • 1 day in-person practical training as a companion to the RNAO E – Learning Breastfeeding Course. Participants are required to have completed the E-learning Course prior to this day. To create an account and register, visit http://elearning.mao.ca

A certificate will be provided to participants who have attended the course.  All participants of the course will be required to independently commit to seeking out and completing a 3 hour supervised clinical component on their own as part of the course, if they have not done so already.

Future course dates to be determined. Currently accepting names of those interested in attending a future session. Contact Kimberly Henry 1-877-721-7520 ext. 7533 to have name added to waitlist.

Organizations interested in offering onsite training are encouraged to contact the health unit.

Upcoming Course

Schedule:

To be determined

Course Facilitator(s):

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