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Lactation course

After giving birth, in addition to taking care of the baby and restoring their own body strength and health, mothers also pay great attention to providing breast milk to the baby. However, when mothers try to breastfeed, they will face various problems (such as milk engorgement, breast blockage/milk congestion, breast pain, etc.) due to lack of skilled techniques. In these cases, a lactation coach or prolactinologist can provide appropriate guidance and emotional support when necessary to help the mother get through the breastfeeding period smoothly.
The prolactinologist certificate course, taught by registered midwives and experienced prolactinologists, can help students solve many physical and psychological problems in breastfeeding for mothers. Empathy, a prolactinologist course, recognizes lactation theory from the perspective of modern medicine and anatomy, teaches students to identify clinical cases, and recommends corresponding solutions. The prolactinologist certificate course also includes traditional Chinese medicine acupoint massage techniques, teaching students to relieve lactation and breast enlargement for customers. , stone chest and other difficult problems, it helps lactating mothers to give precious breast milk to their most cherished babies smoothly. This lactation nurse course is suitable for those who will engage in prenatal and postnatal careers or who want to add value in this career.
*This course is one of the courses included in Empathy’s Comprehensive Prenatal and Postnatal Diploma.

Double certifications course - Lactation course

Course introduction
  • Written by registered midwives and senior prolactinists
  • Delivers breastfeeding theory through the perspective of modern medicine and anatomy
  • Instructors use clinical cases and suggest corresponding solutions
  • Covers Chinese medicine’s acupuncture points massage techniques
  • Graduated students can soothe clients’ problems of breastmilk insufficiency, engorged breast, “stone breast” and other difficult issues
  • Can help breastfeeding mothers to provide precious breast milk to their most cherished newborns. 
Course details
Unit 1: Breastfeeding situation in Hong Kong
Unit 2: Responsibilities of a breastfeeding instructor
Unit 3: The concept of breastfeeding and prerequisites for successful breastfeeding
Unit 4: Ingredients of breastmilk, breast structure, lactation process and principles
Unit 5: Correct postures for breastfeeding
Unit 6: Understanding the factors that interfere with breastfeeding
Unit 7: Breastfeeding’s fallacies and successes’ tactics
Unit 8: How to determine if the infant has consumed enough breastmilk
Unit 9: How to prevent and identify engorged breast at once
Unit 10: “Hand express” method and observe specific cases
Unit 11: Acupoints on the back and its massage skills
Unit 12: Massage techniques for insufficient breast milk
Unit 13: Massage techniques for “stone breast”
Unit 14: Diet precautions for breastfeeding mothers
Exam mode
  • This course includes multiple choices and short answer written exams on theory
  • Students must be able to provide and act on different plans for clients under various simulations
  • Instructors would assess students’ performances and provide feedbacks
Course fee is HKD$4,800 and includes all items listed below:
  • 1 certificate application fee (Additional certificates - add HKD$1800 ~ HKD$3200)
  • 1 empathy-issued certificate

About Empathy Breastfeeding Guidance and Lactation Practitioner Certificate Course - Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is prenatal care?
    Today's urbanites pay more attention to health and health preservation than before, so in recent years, many prenatal care and postnatal care centers have been opened in Hong Kong. In fact, the meaning of prenatal care, one of which refers to the massage women receive during pregnancy, the purpose is to relieve women's discomfort during pregnancy and improve their postpartum edema, which is also very popular among pregnant mothers; Pre-nursing guidance also includes breastfeeding guidance service, which teaches novice mothers about breastfeeding, so that they can reduce the pressure of being a novice mother. Prenatal care guidance is generally a course taken by midwives or obstetrics and gynecology medical personnel. With the popularization of knowledge, prenatal care guidance courses are also becoming more common. People in different occupations can take prenatal care courses, so that It can increase knowledge and help others as well as yourself.
  • May I ask how long is it convenient for a woman to receive massage for prenatal care?
    When a woman is more than 12 weeks pregnant, the condition of the fetus is relatively stable at this time, so that relevant massage can be started to relieve discomfort and improve edema.
  • What services are included in postpartum care?
    Postpartum care, as the name suggests, comes after prenatal care and is a recovery course for women after giving birth. Women’s bodies undergo different changes during pregnancy and after childbirth. In particular, the body will produce relaxin, which will make the bones become soft at maturity. The main purpose of this is to enable the fetus to deliver smoothly. Rectus abdominis separation and visceral displacement will occur in the mother’s body, and even changes in the spine, such as forward tilting, sideways tilting, or pelvic asymmetry, will cause long-term low back pain. cause long-term effects. The content of postpartum care includes tummy tuck, pelvic bone repair and pubic closure, as well as lactation and breastfeeding guidance and other services. This kind of postpartum care service not only improves the mother's body from the inside out, but also greatly enhances her metabolism, accelerates the detoxification function, restores her prenatal state as soon as possible, restores her spirit and standard body shape, and becomes more radiant and confident. Among them, the breastfeeding guidance service is a good helper for many novice mothers. The content of the teaching not only stimulates the acupuncture points through manipulations to make breast milk secrete more, but also provides breastfeeding guidance, explaining the correct breastfeeding posture, even if there is breast congestion and stone chest We can also help solve problems, all of which can let mothers know that we are with us empathy on the way of prenatal and postnatal care.
  • How many days after childbirth can women start belly binding?
    In general, women can start belly binding approximately one month after childbirth. However, for women who have undergone a cesarean section, it is recommended to wait for three months after giving birth before engaging in this type of postpartum care.
  • What should be paid attention to in prenatal and postnatal care?
    Before pregnant women plan to receive prenatal care, they can first consult whether the pregnancy week is suitable for treatment. Afterwards, the therapist will communicate with the client to understand the mother's physical condition and whether there are any points to pay attention to . In addition, regardless of prenatal and postpartum care, you should pay attention to whether the product is suitable for pregnant women or breastfeeding, and prenatal care is especially for pregnant women. During the process, you must know all kinds of contraindications and places to avoid; Pay attention to bones, muscles and other parts involved in the nursing home. Therefore, every empathy therapist has taken accredited courses and has multiple nationally recognized international certificates, including prenatal care guidance courses, which not only ensure good results, but also make mothers feel more at ease during the process.
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