Event Information
Breastfeeding Mastered: A program for postpartum professionals - 31/08/2021 - 31/12/2022
31/08/2021 to 31/12/2022
10 Educational activity
2 Performance review
2 MOPS (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) hours
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G)
Sexual health (SEXH)
Professional (PRO)
Apply a population health approach
Provide primary care

Breastfeeding Mastered: A program for postpartum professionals - 31/08/2021 - 31/12/2022

An online education program aimed towards professionals who support breastfeeding women in the postpartum period. The program focuses on breast anatomy, physiology of lactation, normal lactogenesis, common concerns and management, referral pathways and effects of intervention on breastfeeding.

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Pre activity
Pre-activity self assessment
Post activity
Post-activity self assessment and detailed workbook
Learning objective
  • Identify structures of the breast and their function
  • Differentiate between nutritive and non-nutritive sucking
  • Discuss the stages of lactogenesis 
  • Be able to provide basic instruction on how to hand express 
  • Describe infant hunger cues
  • Discuss normal infant feeding patterns and regularity, and the reasons for this
  • Discuss the 3 major physical signs that breastfeeding is going well
  • Discuss normal nappy output at various ages
  • Identify and describe breastfeeding positions to mothers, and how they might be useful for their individual situation 
  • Identify components of a good, effective latch at the breast
  • Discuss interventions that can be used for a shallow latch
  • Discuss key elements that occur in a true low milk supply
  • Discuss the role of a supplemental nursing system
  • Discuss cultural considerations affecting infant sleep expectations 
  • Understanding of the biology of infants in regards to night time sleep and how breastfeeding promotes this 
  • Understand breastfeeding counselling as a key evidence based intervention to improve breastfeeding outcomes
  • Discuss the topic of breastfeeding grief and how you can support mothers
  • An understanding of how to manage common breastfeeding issues such as engorgement, mastitis, nipple pain, damage, biting and breast refusal
  • Learn what defines normal versus abnormal oral function
  • Describe how tongue ties can impact breastfeeding
  • Discuss current research around lingual, labial and buccal ties
Assessment info
Instructor feedback and assessment is not a part of the program, however there is a 63 page workbook for participants to work through that requires participants to be refelective of their own knowledge and understanding, skills in the clinical setting and experience working with breastfeeding women.
Additional info

RPGP - Eligible for 3 distance/online course claim days under the Obstetrics component

Provider Information
Milky Business
Mrs Kate Visser
04 00328578
54 Greenwood Avenue
Berkeley Vale
NSW, 2261