Breastfeeding Principles and Practice

Course: NSG0116

This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):

Breastfeeding as a field of expertise is ever-evolving within the health-care system. Nurses assist mothers and babies with initiation of lactation and continuation of breastfeeding, including problems with latching and milk transfer, low milk production or inadequate intake. Students examine the Baby Friendly Initiative and explore sociocultural, developmental, physiological and psychological determinants of breastfeeding within the context of health promotion frameworks and family-centered care. Through lecture, in-class discussion and simulation-based learning activities, students gain insight into common conditions that lead to breastfeeding challenges, as well as the additional needs of preterm and high-risk infants and families. This course may be open to RPN's, registered dieticians, registered midwives or other health-care professionals, please contact the program coordinator.


Students that have not taken NSG0111 (Foundations of Perinatal Nursing) but would like to take a course in winter 2016 are to contact the Program Coordinator, Nancy Lada, for permission to register in the program. Email or call 613-727-4723 ext. 2466.



All sections for this course are in progress.