Breastfeeding Foundations for the Health Care Worker is a 20 hour course designed to satisfy the “Baby Friendly” Hospital Initiative.
Offered at your site or
Washtenaw Community College on
November 8-10, 2012
Barbara Robertson is a master educator with over 25 years of teaching experience. She can come to your health care facility and provide the breastfeeding information our Health Care Workers need the most.
What is different about Barbara Robertson’s new lactation course?
We promise that you will not sit and just listen to power point lectures for 20 hours.
This extremely interactive course focuses on utilizing techniques research has shown to be effective for adult learning.
In order to truly learn something, you have to use it in some way, not just hear it.
We will do small group work, work with actual mothers and babies, role play, case studies, large group discussions, problem solving, and practice, practice, practice the skills we are using focusing on how to effectively communicate with our families.
With breastfeeding, social and emotional support are just as important as your technical knowledge.
What participants are saying:
“Barbara was so energetic and devoted to breastfeeding that it made me motivated to learn as much as possible. I wish everyone who works with mothers and babies was trained by her and every mother received her care.” — Class Participant
“I feel more confident working with breastfeeding women, and will be a better observer and problem solver.” — Class Participant
We help mothers to nurse by providing them with knowledge and skills they can use to improve their nursing relationship.
No technique will work unless the mother feels confident that she can use theses skills without our help.