The first course in a two-semester sequence that examines basic lactation concepts including the history of breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Then and Now; Breastfeeding data; Breast Embryology and Anatomy; Relevant Infant Anatomy; Components of Human Milk; and Lactogenesis and Milk Production.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- History of Breastfeeding
- Baby-Friendly Initiative
- Breast feeding safety and quality measures
- Research and the scientific method
- Anatomy, physiology & embryology of the breast
- Anatomy & physiology of the newborn
- Breastfeeding challenges, ankyloglossia
- Milk supply, composition, content, storage and galactagogues
- Pediatric vaccines
- Cow’s milk hypersensitivity
- Describe the history and trends in breastfeeding including “Baby-Friendly” initiatives.
- Identify the components of a scientific paper and methods for analysis of scholarly papers.
- Describe components of breastfeeding safety & quality measures.
- Identify the anatomy, physiology and embryology of the breast.
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of an infant including components of a normal physical exam.
- Define lactogenesis I and II and milk production.
- Identify breastfeeding challenges including ankyloglossia and low milk supply.
- Define herbal and medicinal galactagogues.
- Describe the composition of human milk including nutritional and immunological components.
- Describe proper storage of breast milk.
- Describe the process breast milk undergoes to become donor milk.
- List vaccine categories and major types of vaccines.
Assessment and Requirements
Students will be assessed using a combination of tests, quizzes, assignments and participation.
Determined by program faculty