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Infants and Young Child Feeding

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This is an online breastfeeding course for nurses, giving them the skills to monitor and recommend different feeding approaches.

In this self-paced, free online breastfeeding course, students will use contextualised and relevant examples to understand the underlying concepts involved in infant and young child feeding.

Intended as breastfeeding continuing education for nurses, this course begins with facts about young child feeding. It then moves on to complementary feeding and HIV and infant feeding, before finally instructing on the approaches and recommendations of WHO when it comes to healthy feeding practices.

Key features of the course

At the end of this course, students will have a knowledge of:

  • Complementary breastfeeding practices.
  • Exclusive breastfeeding practices.
  • Solid and semi-solid foods.


Facts About Infants And Young Child Feeding
Breast Feeding
Complementary Feeding 
HIV And Infants Feeding
Approaches and recommendations of WHO.

How it works

Study material

This self-paced course has been created so that it is easy to understand and easy to access. It uses a range of different materials designed by qualified experts. Mediums of teaching include pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments.

Getting help

Connect with other students through the course forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate ideas. Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.

Extend your career with a verified certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you successfully complete the course, you will receive an official certificate, which can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

Course Questions & Answers

Course summary

Course code: IYCF
Average length: 5 weeks
Effort: 2 hours per week
Number of modules: 5
Institution: POLHN
Subject: Infant health
Language: English
Mode: Self-paced
Status: Coming Soon

Course author

Pacific NCDs and Health Through the Lifecourse

Division of Pacific Technical Support

World Health Organization | Division of Pacific Technical Support | Suva, Fiji

POLHN has dedicated public health professionals in its DPS research team who have decade long experiences in Health Security & Emergencies , NCDs and Health Through the Lifecourse, Health Systems.

Course focal point

Pacific NCDs and Health Through the Lifecourse

Technical support

Muhammad Noman Ali

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