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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)149
First Published
Updated04 February 2019
Expires 19 August 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will address four aspects of feeding success in babies under 6 months old and look at how successful infant feeding is not just dependent on how much the baby drinks, but also how the feeding relationship and environment contribute to success or struggle.

Topics
  • Establishment of infant feeding
  • Common problems with feeding
  • Assessing a feed
  • Development of a management plan
Need

Exclusive breastfeeding is the globally accepted gold standard for feeding infants up until at least 6 months of age, with Australian government dietary guidelines confirming that this “provides babies with the best start in life and is a key a contributor to infant health.” However, there are some instances in which a mother cannot breastfeed her infant.

Whilst breastfeeding education is available in many formats, a broader education for the parents of this large number of infants being bottle-fed is imperative. It is essential that health professionals are well equipped to provide help to parents who struggle with worries about their baby feeding need to receive help before the problems become entrenched.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide a better understanding of the broad range of factors affecting successful feeding, consequently ensuring confidence in assessing infant feeding and being able to advise parents what approach will be most effective.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your understanding of feeding development to educate mothers in order to ensure appropriate development is occurring
  • Identify common problems with feeding to implement early interventions to improve nutritional intake of the infant
  • Use knowledge of effective assessment techniques to assess a feed to ensure improved outcomes for both mother and infant
  • Link management strategies with best practice to formulate a management plan to minimise the risk of poor feeding practices developing
Target Audience

This Course is most relevant to midwives and nurses working with young babies, including those working in paediatric or neonatal settings, as well as maternal and child health nurses.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Michele Meehan

Michele Meehan is a Maternal and Child Health Nurse currently working in her private practice, 'Parenting Matters', and lecturing on child health topics. Prior to this, she worked for 30years at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in Health Science - Parent and Infant Mental Health, and wrote her minor thesis on the topic of 'Infant food refusal'. Her qualifications also include midwifery, community health nursing, health education and counselling and psychotherapy. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)149
First Published
Updated04 February 2019
Expires 19 August 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Maternal and Child Health
Midwifery
Pregnancy
Learning Tools
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Learner Reviews

4.5
149 Total Rating(s)
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Huong Nguyen
09 Nov 2019

Great presentation and excellent presenter

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Sharayah Bishop
09 Nov 2019

Very well done

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Victoria Goodes
26 Oct 2019

Informative

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Esme Clarke
22 Oct 2019

Very good video and knowledge Clear and concise information presented

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Genevieve Parham
15 Oct 2019

I found this course interesting, to the point and based on facts.

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Karinna Exon
06 Oct 2019

Excellent and easy to implement a change in my language with Mother’s

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Kate Walker
11 Sep 2019

Great

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Pru Talbot
22 Aug 2019

I always enjoy Michelle's presentations. I like the format of this where there is review of learning after each subject.

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Emma Lewis
09 Aug 2019

Great info for bottle feeding mothers. Lacked information for breast feeding. But overall helpful info

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Natsuko Okai
06 Aug 2019

Little bit long module but understandable.