Course Code: OBST 508
Students critically examine their knowledge base, attitudes, and biases regarding infant feeding. Students learn about the significance of the WHO Code & Baby Friendly Initiative. Students learn how to assess and manage common breastfeeding concerns in the initial postpartum period. Students learn effective communication and the impact of social supports for the infant and family and about promoting self-efficacy in infant feeding. These are based upon the Canadian Nurses' Association competencies, the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses (CAPWHN), Public Health Agency of Canada, and the clinical competencies of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.