NMBI Category-1 Approved Programme. CEU's 20
The rationale and justification for this 20 hour Breast Feeding Programme in support of the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, is to provide a common foundation for healthcare professionals on basic breastfeeding information, breastfeeding support and management of complications that may arise.
In the Centre for Midwifery Education we commit to an andragogical approach to learning in which proactivity, enquiry and autonomy feature predominantly (Quinn 2013). As a result we acknowledge that programme participants are adult learners with existing knowledge and a wealth of experience and therefore utilise teaching strategies that encourage reflection dialogue and debate.
Value is placed on the experience, expertise and ability of programme facilitators to impart evidence based knowledge in relation to breast feeding.
To provide a basic foundation in breastfeeding management to health professionals who have contact with pregnant women and their new born infants.
On completion of this programme it is anticipated that attendees will be able to:
Communicate effectively with pregnant women, mothers and co-workers in relation to infant feeding
Practice in accordance with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and abide by the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
Discuss with a pregnant woman the importance of breastfeeding and outline practices that support the initiation of breastfeeding.
Facilitate skin-to-skin contact and early initiation of breastfeeding.
Assist a mother to achieve the skills of positioning and attaching her baby as well as the skill of hand expression.
Identify practices that support and those that interfere with breastfeeding
Discuss and advise mothers how and where to find support for breastfeeding after discharge from hospital. Detect, treat or refer appropriately when breastfeeding challenges occur.
Anatomy and physiology of the breast
Composition of breast milk
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Part of the Global Strategy
10 steps to successful breast feeding
Medications and maternal illness and breastfeeding
Considerations when formula feeding
Teaching and Learning Strategies
A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised to maximise attendee involvement and draw on their experiences to include presentations, discussions, workshop, skills, and reflection on practice and audio-visual aids.
Target Audience Healthcare Professionals who attend to women that are breastfeeding
**Attendees must complete pre-requisite learning materials and complete an online MCQ prior to attending Day 1 of this 20hr B/F Programme. Failure to complete this learning will result in the Certificate of Attendance with CEUs being withheld until proof of completion is presented to the CME.
You can access these pre-requisite learning materials on Moodle using the 'Enrolment Key'. This key is contained in your 'booking confirmation' email. Please contact the CME for this enrolment key if you do not receive your booking confirmation email/letter.
If you experience any diffculties accessing Moodle via the CME website, please phone 014085548, or you can contct the Programme Coordinator.
Programme Coordinator: Judith Fleming 01 4085525
CME Office: 014085708