Breastmilk Provision For Preterm And Sick Neonates



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Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates – Help improve breastmilk provision rates.

Breastmilk provision involves supporting mothers to produce breastmilk and providing assistance with expressing, storing, and feeding the milk to their infants. This can be especially challenging for mothers who have given birth prematurely or who have sick infants, as they may face additional barriers to producing enough milk or accessing appropriate support.

This course helps train midwives and healthcare support staff to help mothers with the necessary support and education to ensure that their babies receive the benefits of breastmilk.

This project is a collaboration between Health Education England, the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, University Southampton Hospitals and Oxford University Hospitals.

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Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates – Help improve breastmilk provision rates.

The experience of having a baby born prematurely or with health issues can be incredibly distressing for a mother. This stress can make it harder for her to produce breastmilk, which is crucial for premature or ill babies. To support breastmilk production and improve outcomes for these babies, the online medical course has been designed for training key staff members who work with mothers and infants in neonatal units.

The Breastmilk provision for preterm and sick neonates is an essential aspect of neonatal care and healthcare professionals play a critical role in supporting mothers to produce and provide breastmilk to their infants.

Breastmilk provision for preterm and sick neonates also involves ensuring that the breastmilk is handled and stored appropriately to maintain its nutritional content and reduce the risk of contamination or infection. Neonatal units may have specific protocols for handling and feeding breastmilk to ensure that the infants receive the best possible care.

Midwives and nurses will gain the knowledge and skills needed to support mothers and increase breastmilk production rates at the time of discharge from neonatal units.


The content of this online medical course is arranged into four key topics:

  1. Before expressing – what the healthcare professional should know and help the mother to understand before she starts expressing breastmilk.
  2. Starting to express – how to support a mother practically and emotionally as she begins to express.
  3. Increasing production – how to support mothers to maintain and increase their breastmilk supply.
  4. Job aids – access to useful aids and reference tools.

This online medical course is useful for

  • Midwives, health workers and maternity healthcare support workers
  • Medical trainees
  • Medical staff of maternity homes


Breastmilk Provision for Proterm Sample Certificate

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20 hours.




Suitable for Midwives, health workers and maternity healthcare support workers, medical trainees and medical staff of maternity homes.


12 months from registration on LMS.