This course is designed to assist practitioners in developing strategies to promote and support long term breastfeeding. Topics will focus on broadening knowledge and skill in dealing with more complex breastfeeding issues such as the premature infant, developmental delayed infants, infants with congenital abnormalities, breastfeeding and working, re lactation, breastfeeding the adopted infant, weaning, breastfeeding and Aids, etc. The course will focus on the development of critical thinking skills to prioritize and solve breastfeeding concerns, and counselling techniques to empower women. Discussions will utilise research-based theory. Approved for 60L contact CERPS and 25L Independent CERPS by IBCLE International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE).
OBST 509 will not be offered for the Summer 2017 semester.
PLEASE NOTE: Passing final grade for this course is 65%
Wambach, K., & Riordan, J. (2016). Breastfeeding and human lactation, Enhanced 5th edition. Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Prerequisite: OBST 508; RN, RPN, or program advisor approval