There are 18 learning outcomes that must be met if a university course is to be accredited as Baby Friendly. These are divided into the following five categories:
Basic knowledge and skills
These four outcomes are about the essential skills necessary to teach mothers to breastfeed.
Initiation and management of normal breastfeeding
Getting breastfeeding started and knowing the practices that will help maintain breastfeding in the future.
Breastfeeding beyond the newborn period
Skills for maintaining breastfeeding after the mother and baby have returned home.
Special situations and common complications
These outcomes relate to problems and complications relating to breastfeeding and how to help treat and support mothers.
The Baby Friendly Initiative and the International Code
Learning outcomes relating to the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
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