This course is aimed at university lecturers involved with midwifery and health visiting education programmes.
The course is closely linked to the Breastfeeding and Relationship building courses to improve understanding of the Baby Friendly standards and how they link to the university themes. Topics covered include how birth and hospital practices impact on and influence early mothering behaviour, the differences between breastmilk and infant formula and health risks associated with not breastfeeding, physiology of lactation and the additional roles of lactation hormones for relationship building, supporting effective and responsive feeding, compassionate communication and the impact of responsive parenting and attachment on a baby’s brain development.
In addition, the course will look at how best to incorporate the university themes and learning outcomes into specific programmes and consider effective ways to assess student learning in preparation for Baby Friendly assessment. Each participant will be provided with a copy of the Breastfeeding and Relationship Building workbook and a Train the Trainer CD which includes slides and information that will support individual training sessions.
Quotes from participants
“It made me nostalgic for, and passionate about, breastfeeding. I loved the warm gentleness of the facilitators, together with the creative, beautiful images and quotes. Inspirational! I liked the practical exercises that I could envisage using with students.”
This is the most economical way of accessing these courses. Training is provided on the organisation’s own premises for up to 12 staff. The 2018 price is £6,000
Some organisations send all their staff on the course, while others choose to hold the course jointly with a neighbouring facility or hold it for several within the region. To discuss booking the course for your staff, please call the Baby Friendly Initiative on 020 7375 6052 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are open to anyone and are held at central locations (see online booking or the booking form for the latest details). An individual place costs £520 (2018 price).
Full open course listings including dates, venue, and exact availability can be found here. New open courses are listed here as soon as they are available for booking.
Please note that our services are usually booked up several months in advance and your first preferred date may not always be available.