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Breastfeeding Counselling

Breastfeeding Counselling
Establishing Breastfeeding is Course 1 of the Breastfeeding Bundle.

Childbirth and breastfeeding is an extraordinary and challenging life event, which profoundly influences a woman's physical, social and emotional well-being.
The care, information and emotional support that the midwife offers a woman, and her chosen companions sets the scene to protect the woman's physical well-being and nurture her emotional strengths, as she becomes a mother.
This course addresses 1 to 4 of the twenty core competencies that the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) considers essential skills for all personnel who counsel and assist breastfeeding women.
• Use listening skills when counselling a mother.
• Use skills for building a mother’s confidence and giving support.
• Counsel a pregnant woman about breastfeeding.
• Counsel a mother to make an informed and appropriate decision about infant feeding, suitable to her circumstances