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Ready-Made Educational Breastfeeding Material to Improve Parental Education and Empower Parents.

by Joke Muyldermans, RM, MSc, IBCLC
  • Duration: 40 Mins
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  • Handout: Yes

There is a lack of correct, similar and evidence-based information about breastfeeding in primary care and hospital settings. According to mothers, the most difficult thing about breastfeeding are the many contradictory advice. Literature shows there is a clear link between positive breastfeeding figures and the fact that mothers received prenatal education. A lot of research as been done on the effect of prenatal preparation, but not on the quality of information, the used methods and material. Adults learn best with a combination of three methods, explanation, the use of visual material and practical exercises. Ready-made educational packages for giving a prenatal workshop, information session or to be used during the prenatal or postnatal consultation need to meet the needs parents that appears from the literature. A realistic picture of breastfeeding need to be given in a fresh, timeless way. The educational material also need be used during consultations where language is a problem due to its clear images and few words.A variety of material and methods, like pictures and movies, interaction and explanation, need to be done.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will be able to list existing types of adult learning

Objective 2: Participants will be able to interact with adult learning

Objective 3: participants will be shown different examples of educational material