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New section and updates to Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates now available

New section and updates to Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates now available

11 November 2021 (Last updated: 11 Nov 2021 12:01)

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has added a new section on antentatal conversations to the Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates elearning programme. 

The programme is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in the provision of breastmilk for preterm and sick infants such as midwives, neonatal nurses, nursery nurses, nursing associates, maternity healthcare support workers and paediatric staff.

The new section focuses on the importance of supportive, exploratory conversations with parents on feeding choices before birth. On completion of the resource, learners will be able to offer guided conversations on feeding choices and signpost parents to breastfeeding resources and support.

Antenatal Conversations complements the existing 4 sections within the programme which cover:

  • After delivery
  • Starting to express
  • Increasing milk supply
  • Resources

These sections have also been updated with case studies and current evidence-based-practice.

The elearning programme has been developed in partnership with:

  • Thames Valley & Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (ODN)
  • Southampton, Hampshire Hospitals, IOW and Portsmouth (SHIP) LMNS
  • Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Health and Care LMNS
  • Parents from the Thames Valley & Wessex ODN Neonatal Parent Advisory Group.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates programme page