Breastfeeding Consultancy

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Course summary

In terms of its rich content, breast milk is a miraculous nutrient and an irreplaceable natural wonder. Breast milk is the most appropriate nutrient for the mental and body health of mother and baby and the best gift that the mother can give to her baby. Although the breastfeeding period seems like a long and arduous process, breastfeeding is a natural process. Until the bond between mother and baby is established, it is completely normal to encounter some difficulties during the breastfeeding process. In order to maintain breastfeeding successfully, the first days after delivery are very important and need to be supported. It is important for mothers to be able to make the right decision for their babies when they are concerned that they do not have enough breast milk after delivery, whether they are feeding the baby adequately, and how often they need to breastfeed the baby. Receiving professional support is of great importance for answering such questions and removing all concerns as well as maintaining successful parenting. In this regard, prospective mothers should be provided with training on breast milk and breastfeeding from pregnancy onwards.

Course description

Breastfeeding consultancy is a counseling service provided by specially trained experienced professionals to support mothers and other family members who need support during breastfeeding and wonder what they can do to facilitate this process. It is a guide that provides information about breastfeeding in the prenatal period and what should be done in order to maintain healthy and successful breastfeeding in the postpartum period.

Learning outcomes

  • To teach about the content of breast milk and the benefits of breastfeeding for the mother, baby, and society.
  • To explain how breasts change during pregnancy to prepare to feed the baby, and how milk is discharged through nipples upon the baby’s sucking, and how to breastfeed the baby.
  • To provide information about factors that increase and decrease milk production
  • To ensure that breastfeeding is successful and effective
  • To provide information to enable the prospective mother to apply the right positions and techniques used in breastfeeding.
  • To teach how to express breast milk, how to store it, and how to feed the baby with the expressed breast milk.
  • To ensure satisfactory and accurate answers to mothers’ concerns such as “Is my breast milk enough for my baby”, “Why doesn’t the baby want to suck”.
  • To find solutions to breastfeeding problems caused by flat or inverted nipples, cracked nipples or clogged breast ducts.
  • To find solutions for breastfeeding difficulties (such as starting work, gassy babies, breast rejection).

What will I learn in this course?

  • Benefits of breast milk
  • How to maintain a healthy and successful breastfeeding period
  • Breastfeeding positions and techniques
  • How to ensure that mother and baby have a healthy process
  • How to provide support to the breastfeeding mother

Why should I take this course?

It is every baby’s right to be fed with breast milk for a healthy generation and a healthy future. You should attend this course to learn how to ensure a healthier growth and development process for your baby.

Course subject headings

  • The importance/benefits of breast milk and breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding physiology
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Expressing and storing breast milk
  • Breastfeeding problems and solutions
  • Recommendations for breastfeeding mothers (such as working, exercising, diet, use of medication)

Who should take this course?

Parents who are preparing to become mothers and fathers, parents who encounter problems during breastfeeding, and other family members or nursemaids, babysitters and health professionals who will help to care for the mother and baby.

Certificate

A certificate of participation is given upon completion of this course.

 

Course Features

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  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
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She completed her undergraduate education at Manisa Celal Bayar University (Midwifery) in 2010, and her master's degree education at the Health Sciences Graduate School of Near East University (Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing) in 2018. She is currently receiving her doctorate education at the Health Sciences Graduate School of Near East University (Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing). From 2010 to 2012, she worked as a midwife and nurse in many departments of Near East University Hospital including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. From 2012 to 2020, she worked as a charge nurse in the aforementioned sections of the hospital. She has participated in many national and international congresses, symposia, meetings, and courses on breastfeeding consultancy, neonatal and adult resuscitation program, childbirth preparation and etc. She is a member of associations and societies related to midwifery and nursing. She has published studies on relevant topics such as newborns, breast milk, breastfeeding, delivery/postpartum care. She currently works as a nurse in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of Near East University Hospital and is an individual breastfeeding consultant.

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