Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Breastfeeding and Adequate Substitutes
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Breastfeeding and Adequate Substitutes

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Prof. Dr. Berthold Koletzko
Dr. Shweta Feher

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Berthold Koletzko


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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

What's included

1 video1 reading

In this unit, we will focus on the anatomy and physiology of human lactation along with various health benefits that breastfeeding provides to both mothers and infants, and the myriad of components that make human milk such a unique nature masterpiece.

What's included

9 videos16 readings1 quiz

In this unit, we will explore the practical aspects of breastfeeding. For example, how to achieve a proper position and latch, the various challenges that may arise, and the role of healthcare professionals in supporting a successful and comfortable breastfeeding journey for the family. Additionally, we will look at breastfeeding statistics worldwide, concluding that breastfeeding is not a one-woman job, but a collective effort that requires participation and support of the whole society.

What's included

7 videos12 readings1 quiz

In this unit, we will discuss the criteria for choosing the right breastmilk substitute (BMS) required for the proper growth and development of infants who are fully or partially formula-fed. In addition, we will demonstrate the adequate procedure for the preparation of bottles and a correct bottle-feeding technique, which are also applicable for feeding breastmilk to an infant through a bottle. Towards the end, we will provide an overview of the regulations in place to prevent the inappropriate promotion of BMS, which may undermine breastfeeding.

What's included

8 videos14 readings1 quiz

What's included

1 video1 quiz1 discussion prompt


Instructor ratings
5.0 (5 ratings)
Prof. Dr. Berthold Koletzko
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
2 Courses107,203 learners
Dr. Shweta Feher
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
1 Course3,227 learners

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