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Breastfeeding knowledge and skills for dietitians: basic training course

Facilitator: Denise King & Kathryn Hart

In the absence of little breastfeeding training for dietitians, the Paediatric Specialist Group of the BDA are proud to announce a new training course. This course aims to upskill all dietitians with a basic level of knowledge that will enable them to adequately support a breast feeding dyad.

Dietitian’s play a pivotal role in supporting breastfeeding parents and babies, particularly in situations out of the norm such as infants with complex medical needs e.g. congenital heart defects, cleft palate and/or parents with complex medical needs such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer.

Breastfeeding is recommended in babies exclusively for 6 months and extended up to 2 years of life (and beyond) by the World Health Organization. Currently the UK has some of the worst breast-feeding rates in the world. The health benefits of human milk for both infant and mother are well documented.

This course will help dietitians to leverage their role as one of many central to breastfeeding. Furthermore, this work aligns with national efforts by UNICEF which outline that breastfeeding needs to be supported and underpinned by evidenced-based initiatives across clinical areas.

Finally, this course will act as prerequisite to the advanced breastfeeding training, specifically designed for paediatrics dietitians (to be launched in due course).

For further details please click here


Book before 1st March 2024

  • BDA member £165
  • Non-member £230

From 1st March 2024

  • BDA member £175
  • Non-member £245

Please note that you must register here to secure your place on this course, the BDA will not guarantee your place via purchase order numbers emailed to us.

The online registration must be completed and your purchase order number must be quoted on the online registration below.