Although the course does not officially open until April 16, I was able to access the videos, practice quiz and final quiz as soon as I enrolled. It took me nothing like the recommended 7 hours to complete the course. The videos are short, making it easy for busy mothers and their support network to watch. It is suitable for both health workers and families. If you are not sure about the advantages of breastfeeding, this course clearly explains the health and cost benefits to both mother and baby. It also shows mothers how to tell if their baby is getting enough milk and the video about managing breastfeeding when the mother has to return to work or study is great!
I would have liked the opportunity to join more discussions, apart from the "set" discussion topics on several course pages. Also, I would have liked to see more details to actually encourage the baby to open the mouth wide for a good latch onto the breast. This crucial point was mentioned, and many mothers will be assisted by health professionals straight after the birth, but if the baby is reluctant to open the mouth wide, it can lead to difficulties establishing and maintaining breastfeeding.
Apart from these minor points, I thought the course was well presented and suitable for anyone expecting a baby. Don't wait until the baby arrives to start learning about breastfeeding! Although the body naturally produces milk after birth, the mother and baby both need to learn how to most easily breastfeed.