Short Course on Breastfeeding

What is this program about?

Stanford’s Short Course on Breastfeeding was designed for new mothers and the people who support them. This engaging, one-week learning experience, provides participants with everything they need to know to more successfully establish breastfeeding – or support a new mother who has decided to breastfeed.

What will you learn?

We created the course because we recognize that there is a very small window in which successful, exclusive breastfeeding can be established, and that many new mothers are mastering this skill during a busy and sometimes stressful time. Brought to life by beautiful illustrations and interviews with international mothers, we hope to reach the broadest spectrum of mothers, helping them understand the current recommendations, challenges, benefits and practical considerations around breastfeeding – while simultaneously inspiring them to consider breastfeeding as the first choice for feeding their babies.

– Course Introduction
– How Does Breastfeeding Work?
– The Benefits of Breastfeeding
– Challenges New Mothers Face
– The Recommendations
– How to Establish a Good Latch
– What Happened to the Practice of Breastfeeding?
– Unsafe Feeding Practices
– Tips for Working Mothers
– When It’s Not Possible to Breastfeed
– How Breastfeeding Works Practice
– Benefits & Challenges Practice
– Recommendations Practice
– What Happened to Breastfeeding Practice
– Practical Tips
– Final exam

Short Course on Breastfeeding