Course: HSCI 434. Lactation Education (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to serve as lactation educators in the community. Topics covered in this course include: the history of infant feeding, promotion initiatives and epidemiological trends in breastfeeding, basic anatomy and physiology of human lactation, counseling skills, key concepts women need to know to successfully breastfeed, factors influencing breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, and the lactation educator’s scope of practice.