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Breastfeeding and Newborn Nutrition

To enable students to explore the pathophysiological, sociocultural and political factors that may influence infant feeding practices and impact on the woman's decision to breastfeed and the midwifery care that she may require.

Course Code BMBF601
Level 6
Credits 10


  • Demonstrate competency in conducting a comprehensive breastfeeding assessment for a woman and her baby.
  • Assess and critically reflect on strategies when women experience a range of physical and psychosocial challenges related to infant feeding including appropriate referral processes.
  • Evaluate infant feeding as a sustainable practice.

Delivered as part of the following programmes