Allattamento al seno e personale sanitario: la formazione è efficace?
UO di Neonatologia e Terapia Intensiva Neonatale e Gruppo di Lavoro sull’Allattamento al Seno, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste
BREASTFEEDING TRAINING: IS IT EFFECTIVE?
Key words: Breastfeeding, Training, Health professionals
The Author reviews the existing studies assessing the effectiveness of breastfeeding training programmes
for health professionals. Two studies are more thoroughly examined, both assessing
training programmes based on the 18-hour course proposed by UNICEF. The first programme
has been carried out in Bielorussia, the second in Italy. Both were controlled studies. Results
were positive in both cases. An evaluation component should be included in all the ongoing
training programmes on breastfeeding.