Training courses

Jan
15
Tue
Introduction to Complementary Feeding: Weaning @ Lynebank Hospital
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To equip participants with evidenced based knowledge about the appropriate introduction of complementary foods (weaning) as part of a healthy diet.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Familiarity with current recommendations and the supporting evidence for introducing weaning foods
  • Familiarity with the Healthy Start Scheme and recommendations for/availability of Healthy Start vitamins
  • Awareness of opportunities and examples of good practice in facilitating weaning sessions for parents.

Who should attend?

All those who have contact with pregnant women/new mothers and families and who discuss infant feeding/weaning as part of their role. For example, public health team staff, maternity services staff, local authority staff such as early years workers, nursery staff and voluntary sector staff.

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Feb
19
Tue
An Introduction to Breastfeeding @ Cameron Hospital
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To ensure participants are familiar with current maternal and infant nutrition guidelines, the evidence that supports them and the importance of creating supportive environments for breastfeeding.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Awareness of the importance of early nutrition for health
  • Awareness of the value of breastfeeding and why breastfeeding matters
  • A basic understanding of how breastfeeding works
  • An appreciation of barriers to successful breastfeeding
  • Awareness of the importance of creating a supportive environment for breastfeeding
  • Awareness of referral pathways for additional support.

Who should attend?

Those who work with pregnant women/new mothers and families, who discuss infant feeding as part of their role. For example, health visiting team support staff, maternity services support staff, local authority staff such as: early years workers, nursery staff and voluntary sector staff.

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Mar
6
Wed
Infant Formula Feeding @ Cameron Hospital
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To ensure participants have evidence based, unbiased information about infant formula milk and its appropriate use in infant nutrition.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An awareness of the key constituents of and recent changes to, the composition of infant formula milks
  • Familiarity with current recommendations for the safe preparation and storage of infant formula
  • Familiarity with Baby Friendly Initiative best practice standards for mothers who choose to formula feed their infant.
  • An awareness of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and the NHS Fife Infant Feeding Policy related to the advertising of infant formula.

Who should attend?

All those who have contact with pregnant women/new mothers and families and who discuss infant feeding as part of their role. For example, public health team staff, maternity services staff, local authority staff such as early years workers, nursery staff and voluntary sector staff.

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Mar
21
Thu
Introduction to Complementary Feeding: Weaning @ Cameron Hospital
Mar 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Aim:

To equip participants with evidenced based knowledge about the appropriate introduction of complementary foods (weaning) as part of a healthy diet.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Familiarity with current recommendations and the supporting evidence for introducing weaning foods
  • Familiarity with the Healthy Start Scheme and recommendations for/availability of Healthy Start vitamins
  • Awareness of opportunities and examples of good practice in facilitating weaning sessions for parents.

Who should attend?

All those who have contact with pregnant women/new mothers and families and who discuss infant feeding/weaning as part of their role. For example, public health team staff, maternity services staff, local authority staff such as early years workers, nursery staff and voluntary sector staff.

Click here to apply online