This Course will address four aspects of feeding success in babies under 6 months old and look at how successful infant feeding is not just dependent on how much the baby drinks, but also how the feeding relationship and environment contribute to success or struggle.
- Use your understanding of feeding development to educate mothers in order to ensure appropriate development is occurring
- Identify common problems with feeding to implement early interventions to improve nutritional intake of the infant
- Use knowledge of effective assessment techniques to assess a feed to ensure improved outcomes for both mother and infant
- Link management strategies with best practice to formulate a management plan to minimise the risk of poor feeding practices developing
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Michele Meehan is a Maternal and Child Health Nurse currently working in her private practice, 'Parenting Matters', and lecturing on child health topics. Prior to this, she worked for 30years at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in Health Science - Parent and Infant Mental Health, and wrote her minor thesis on the topic of 'Infant food refusal'. Her qualifications also include midwifery, community health nursing, health education and counselling and psychotherapy.