Course description

Admission: Completion of Health History and Immunization. This course will build on the principles of successful breastfeeding. The nurse will develop expertise in supporting, protecting and promoting breastfeeding in unique and challenging situations related to maternal and infant health. Application to IBCLC for approval of this course has been made. The ten units of stdy are: Principles of Successful Breastfeeding, Challenges with Milk Supply and INfant Growth, Maternal Health Challenges, Infant Health Challenges, Breastfeeding in Unique Situations, The Relationship between Medication and Lactation, The Relationship between alternative therapies and breastfeeding, Human Milk Banking and The End of the Breastfeeding Relationship and the Preparation for the Lactation Consultant Examination.

Course details

Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS8595
Corequisites: None

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery