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Health Promotion: Breastfeeding

Health Promotion: Breastfeeding

Health Promotion: Breastfeeding

Mary Renfrew PhD, BSc, RM, RGN, DN - Professor of Mother and Infant Health in the University of York
Mary Renfrew PhD, BSc, RM, RGN, DN - Professor of Mother and Infant Health in the University of York
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 23 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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This session aims to enhance the learner's knowledge of how to promote breastfeeding by exploring factors that influence breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify factors that enable women to breastfeed, or interfere with their ability to initiate and continue breastfeeding, to include socio-cultural context, health service barriers and the promotion of breast milk substitutes
• Explain the role of national and international policy and legislation in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding
• Identify evidence-based interventions that have the potential to enable women to breastfeed
Mary Renfrew PhD, BSc, RM, RGN, DN - Professor of Mother and Infant Health in the University of York

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Mary Renfrew PhD, BSc, RM, RGN, DN - Professor of Mother and Infant Health in the University of York
on behalf of Health Education England

Mary qualified as a nurse in 1977 (University of Edinburgh), and as a midwife (Edinburgh) in 1978. She was awarded a PhD in 1982, having spent several years with the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit, conducting clinical research in breastfeeding.

Mary worked as a midwife in Oxford and spent several years teaching in Alberta, Canada before taking up post as Director of the Midwifery Research Initiative at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in Oxford (1988).

She was appointed as Professor of Midwifery Studies in the University of Leeds (1994), before taking up her current post as Professor of Mother and Infant Health in the University of York (2004).

She established and currently directs the multidisciplinary Mother and Infant Research Unit, where she leads a programme of work on maternal and infant nutrition, including research and evidence-based policy and practice.

Mary has conducted research and systematic reviews on infant feeding for NICE, the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme, the Cochrane Collaboration, and the Department of Health.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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