This learning module focuses on the role of nurses in children's hospitals and neonatal or children's units to promote, protect and support mothers to breastfeed sick and premature infants. The challenges faced in such care settings, for example by an infant's illness, prematurity, fasting or separation between mother and infant, are explored, as are ways, such as freezing or otherwise preserving expressed milk, to overcome them.
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