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Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in a Baby-Friendly Hospital

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in a Baby-Friendly Hospital
October 20, 2017 9:09 am

Posted by: Ria Anne Cantada

A multi-disciplinary collaboration of the Department of Pediatrics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nursing Service Department, and the Mother- Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative Committee of De La Salle University Medical Center launched a Lactation Counseling Course at De La Salle Villarosa Convention Hall on October 19, 2017. The training program was participated by 109 professionals (doctors, nurses) and mothers-to-be.



The objective of the training plan is for the participants to acquire knowledge and skills in compliance and sustenance of the breastfeeding movement. Training expectation is to produce well-trained and knowledgeable Lactation Nurses that will assist mothers with the proper knowledge, skills and attitude to encourage them to breastfeed their babies.



After the lecture, the participants (doctors, nurses and moms-to-be) were grouped into 5 clusters. The groups were asked to answer a set of questions after being shown a mother nursing her baby.