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Infant Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding

Infant Feeding Part 1: 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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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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This session aims to provide you with the necessary information to help you enable women to initiate and continue breastfeeding for as long they choose to.This session was reviewed by Amanda Avery and updated in February 2017.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• List the main health outcomes related to breastfeeding/breast milk feeding vs. formula feeding for mothers and infants
• Outline current recommendations for infant feeding, including vitamin supplementation
• Explain the physiology of breastfeeding and how to support mothers in establishing breastfeeding
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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