Learning Outcomes for Study Session 7

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

7.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 7.2)

7.2  Explain the benefits of breast milk for the newborn and the advantages of exclusive breastfeeding for the mother and newborn. (SAQ 7.1)

7.3  Describe the steps in establishing optimum breastfeeding through good positioning of the mother and good attachment of the baby to the breast. (SAQ 7.2)

7.4  Describe how to counsel the mother who is HIV-positive on feeding options for her baby to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV through breast milk. (SAQ 7.1)

7.5  Describe how newborns lose heat and how to prevent hypothermia by using the ‘warm chain principle’. (SAQ 7.3)

Study Session 7   Breastfeeding, the Warm Chain Principle and Counselling HIV-Positive Mothers

7.1  Counselling the mother on newborn feeding