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Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding

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Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding was designed for new mothers and the people who support them. This engaging, one-week learning experience, provides participants with everything they need to know to more successfully establish breastfeeding – or support a new mother who has decided to breastfeed. We created the course because we recognize that there is a very small window in which successful, exclusive breastfeeding can be established, and that many new mothers are mastering this skill during a busy and sometimes stressful time. Brought to life by beautiful illustrations and interviews with international mothers, we hope to reach the broadest spectrum of mothers, helping them understand the current recommendations, challenges, benefits and practical considerations around breastfeeding - while simultaneously inspiring them to consider breastfeeding as the first choice for feeding their babies. And now for the legal stuff... Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability THE INFORMATION IN THIS COURSE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. DIGITAL MEDIC AND STANFORD MEDICINE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY TYPE OF LOSS OR INJURY, OR ANY DAMAGES WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, ARISING FROM USE OF THIS COURSE. This course is not a substitute for the advice, diagnosis or treatment by an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provider. Copyright 2018 Stanford University. The course videos must be used according to the term of our Creative Commons License available at free distribution with attribution, no commercial use, no derivatives.


  • 100% Breastfed: A Short Course on Breastfeeding

Taught by

Maya Adam


4.8 rating, based on 4 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at Coursera based on 1602 ratings

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  • 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…
  • This is a succinct and clearly-relayed course that can be of use to expectant/currently-caring families and for health professionals alike (the latter to help them guide mothers towards evidence-based practices more easily). The information provided were never too much and well-deliberated. I recommend, for future iterations of this course, a detailed discussion on a list of absolute and relative contraindications to breastfeeding (including illicit drug intake, specific infections, etc.).
  • A very short but interesting course of breastfeeding. It explains the benefits of breastfeeding and the dangers of not doing it.
  • Rubi Pradhan
    how i will get the certificate, as i had already completed the course.really a good course,everyone should do,as it is free of cost.

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