Healthy Children Project, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Maternal Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
20 hours and independent study.
July 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: summarize the history, assessment, symptoms and problems presented by the breastfeeding dyad; analyze lactation care interactions, documents, artifacts and lab reports with the goal of formulating a problem list; and articulate evidence-based intervention plans based on identified problems.
Course content includes critical thinking; problem-solving models; lactation assessment tools; the processes of history, assessment, and identifying symptoms and problems; distinguishing symptoms from problems and inferences from facts; review of cases highlighting possible factors contributing to milk production problems, maternal and infant medical conditions and problems associated with breastfeeding challenges, infant developmental issues impacting breastfeeding, usual and unusual anatomic and physiologic conditions impacting breastfeeding, breast refusal, and issues that may impact the transition to family foods. Course content is delivered through lecture, video, small and large-group work including forensic case files, as well as homework assignments, quizzes, textbook readings, and a final exam. Prerequisite: The Lactation Counselor Training Course or suitable breastfeeding education as determined by the instructor.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Lactation Education, Nursing Education, Health Care Administration, or Public or Community Health (7/17).