Introduction to Breastfeeding for Medical Students
- Course provided by Future Learn
- Study type: Online
- Starts: Anytime
- Price: Free
Gain the medical training skills you need around the subject of breastfeeding
This informative course, in a collaboration between Unicef UK and the University of Glasgow, provides an introduction for medical students about breastfeeding, including what is in human milk, why breastfeeding matters and how best to support families.
Gain the knowledge to encourage breastfeeding
You will investigate the benefits of breastfeeding, from improved health for both babies and their mothers, to the strong emotional bond that it creates between the two.
Compare the components of breastmilk and infant formula
You’ll see how any amount of human milk has a positive effect and be able to compare it with infant formula, with the aim to support informed decision-making for new mothers.
Recognise effective breastfeeding
Learn about how breastfeeding works and how to support mothers to breastfeed effectively.
Understand the barriers to breastfeeding in the UK and how these can be overcome
Finally, you will understand why so many women struggle to breastfeed in the UK and what is needed to overcome this.
What topics will you cover?
- How is human milk produced and what are its components?
- What does effective breastfeeding look like?
- What are some of the challenges of breastfeeding in the UK?
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This introductory course is great for first year medical students looking to understand more about the value of human milk, the difference between human milk and infant formula and how best to support babies, their mothers and families with infant feeding.
Who developed the course?
The University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
- LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
- World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020