This course examines assessment parameters and skills within the role of case finding, reporting, noting change and documenting the assessment. Major topics covered in the course are normal and gross anatomy of mother and infant, normal and abnormal development of the anatomy and physiology of the breastfeeding mother and baby, infant assessment scales, breast and maternal assessment, lexicon of assessment and documentation.
Learn to Teach the 20 Hour Course
(Applied Teaching Methods in Lactation Education for Health Professionals, Educators and Staff who Support the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative)
This course is designed to train those who will teach the 20 hour course required by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for training health professionals, educators and staff. This offering provides a week long learning laboratory to assist participants in mastering the materials, methods and scientific evidence that form the basis of the 20 Hour Course (as developed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, and adapted for the US by Healthy Children Project). This course is organized around the concepts, strategies and applications involved in adult learning, Utilizing these concepts, participants will present sections of the 20 hour course to other participants (topics and materials will be assigned on-site). In addition, barriers and strategies to implementing the Ten Steps will be addressed. It is recommended that learners have a firm understanding of the basic concepts of lactation before taking this course.