|Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Session 03: Getting Milk from Breast to Baby
Mammary glands—breasts— are so important to the survival of the species that biologist Carolus Linnaeus recognized them when naming our class of animals “mammals.” The breast is specially designed to produce a life-giving fluid: milk! The lactating mother serves as her infant’s sole source of nutrition and immunologic support. After giving birth, physiological changes cause the mother’s breasts to lactate, and yet the success of breastfeeding is not a fait accompli. Many healthcare professionals are unsuccessful in helping the breastfeeding couplet because they do not fully understand the underlying mechanisms of lactation. The goal of this learning program is to explain milk production, milk ejection and milk transfer in the context of basic anatomy and physiology.
This Program is Best For:
Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you. All-online and available anytime, day or night.<
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 2.
This program expires 18 months from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.
Continuing Education Credits Included:
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