Course: HSCI 434. Lactation Education: Prenatal and Perinatal Period (3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide families in the community with breastfeeding education and support during the prenatal and perinatal period. Topics covered in this course include: the history of infant feeding, national and international breastfeeding promotion initiatives, careers in lactation, counseling skills, nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding, anatomy and physiology of lactation, common breastfeeding barriers and strategies to overcome those barriers, hospital practices that influence breastfeeding and key concepts for getting breastfeeding off to a good start. Available for graduate credit.