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      OCN Breastfeeding - including Preterm and Multiple Babies

      This advanced level breastfeeding course is designed for Nannies, Maternity Nurses and Health Professionals who wish to develop their knowledge of breastfeeding and gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to support a mother to effectively breastfeed.

      Led by our team of experienced Lactation Consultants this course teaches effective positioning and attachment, how to observe and assess a breastfeed, ways to increase milk supply, alternative ways to feed a baby breast milk, refusal to feed and common feeding problems, weaning guide, allergies and postnatal care of the breastfeeding mother. 

      Course feedback:

      “The course was very useful! I think it will support my application to university very well and has cemented my desire to work with women and children.”

      S. Jackson

      Key areas covered during the breastfeeding preterm and multiples study day include:

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      How to assist mothers of preterm, multiple and sick babies to protect their milk supply and transition to feeding at the breast

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      How to support mothers to initiate and maintain milk supply

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      How to accurately assess infant behaviour during feeding to better diagnose feeding problems

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      How to identify and manage the multiple causes of nipple soreness

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      How to deal with breast refusal

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      How to support mothers to understand and connect with their baby during feeding

      Breastfeeding Skills, including Preterm and Multiple Babies

      Course date and details

      Venue: London Marriott Hotel Kensington, 147c Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0TH

      Time: 10am-5pm

      2020 Dates: 14th June

      Cost: £235

      We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required. 

      Book Online Below:

      Full Payment of £235   3 Payments of £86   6 Payments of £50

       

      Breastfeeding - Preterm & Multiple Babies Course Content

       

       

      During this advanced  breastfeeding study day we will further look at:

      How to support mothers to initiate and maintain milk supply

      • hormones of breastfeeding
      • how to give mothers the best chance of success
      • how to avoid problems with pain or low supply

      How to increase milk supply

      • how and why to express milk by hand
      • new techniques for pumping
      • herbs, foods and alternative therapies which can help increase milk supply

      How to support mothers to understand and connect with their baby during feeding

      • the importance of breastfeeding for emotional connection
      • what breastfeeding means to mothers and babies
      • how breastfeeding helps babies adapt from womb to world

      How to accurately assess infant behaviour during feeding to better diagnose feeding problems

      • how to minimise stress during bottle feeding
      • how to interpret infant fussing during breastfeeding
      • how different conditions can present as feeding difficulties 

      How to identify and manage the multiple causes of nipple soreness

      • assessment of nipple pain
      • anatomy, physiology and the difference between normal and abnormal 
      • how to help mothers achieve more comfortable breastfeeding
      • the impact of infant related problems on nipple pain

      How to assist mothers of preterm, multiple and sick babies to protect their milk supply and transition to feeding at the breast

      • how to maximise success
      • how to get the best out of pumping
      • how to help babies transition from tube or bottle feeding to breastfeeding 

      How to deal with breast refusal

      • causes of breast refusal
      • techniques to help coax babies back to the breast
      • how to handle the emotional and psychological aspects of breast refusal
      Course Structure & Assesment
      Course Structure & Assessment

      Course length: This is a one day attendance based course, after which candidates have 5 weeks to complete the online assessment. This advanced level course supports childcarers and health professionals to support women to breastfeed and overcome challenges. The course includes a variety of learning tools such as real life case studies, videos, presentations, discussions and the opportunity to view a range of equipment to ensure candidates feel confident in supporting a new mother

      Post course assessment: After the one day advanced level Breastfeeding Skills & Infant Nutrition course candidates are emailed a study pack along with assessment questions. Candidates are given 5 weeks to complete the course from the start of the course, and are expected to send the completed assessment back to us by email.

      Candidates require internet access to download resources and view video clips as well as the use of a computer to complete the course work (tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected).

      Assessment: The advanced Breastfeeding Skills & Infant Nutrition course is accredited at level 3 through Open College Network. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance after the one day course, and on successful completion of the assessment, candidates will receive their results and level 3 qualification through OCN London.

      Support: We provide ongoing support to all our learners through telephone/email and are happy to answer any queries candidates may have.

      Pre-requisite

      To complete the assessment candidates must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. These requirements include:

      • Internet access and a working email address that we can contact you on and a Word Processing package such as Microsoft
      • Word in order to complete the assessment
      • Up-to-date internet browser such as: internet google/safari/ chrome/firefox etc…
      • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer as our resource files include video clips
      • Use of a computer to complete the course work. Smart phones and tablets are not suitable for completing the assessment as the display and functionality can be affected.
      Direction to the venue

      Address:

      London Marriott Hotel Kensington, 147c Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW5 0TH

      Phone: +44 20 7928 5200

      Direction Map: https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/maps/travel/lonch-london-marriott-hotel-county-hall/


      Directions:

      From Heathrow Airport:

      Take the M4 to West London. Follow the Cromwell Road to Knightsbridge and then on to Hyde Park Corner, where you follow the road to Buckingham Palace. From there take The Mall to Westminster Bridge. Cross the bridge and the hotel is through the arch on the left, just past the statue of the white lion.

      From Gatwick Airport:

      M23 to A23 toward central London. Follow signs to Westminster. The hotel is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and next to Westminster Bridge.

      Other Transportations: 

      Bus Station: Victoria Coach Station 1 mile S from hotel
      Subway Station: Waterloo 0.1 miles S from hotel ,   Westminster 0.1 miles N from hotel
      Train Station:  Waterloo 0.2 miles E from hotel

      Car Parking:Nearby affordable parking and free parking areas. Download infomation sheet here >> 

      Our Breastfeeding Course Tutors


      Lyndsey Hookway, Lactation Consultant, Sleep Specialist

      Lyndsey Hookway BSc;RNC;HV;IBCLC

      Lactation Consultant & Sleep Consultant

      Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Lyndsey has spoken at several national conferences on breastfeeding, sleep and supporting families and has written a number of published articles. As a consultant for the premature baby charity Bliss, Lyndsey has considerable experience providing training to healthcare and childcare professionals throughout the UK.

       christinemcgarvey

      Christine McGarvey BSc; IBCLC

      Lactation Consultant & Therapeutic Counsellor

      Christine is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Christine has worked across a number of sectors and consults for the charity La Leche League GB, as a Trainer Coordinator devising their Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme for health professionals in all aspects of breastfeeding and peer support.