Postnatal care Practitioner

Who doesn’t love babies!  If you adore babies and love the idea of helping a new family navigate through the important first year then this is the course for you. 

A postnatal care practitioner is an important role in the care of new families. You will be supportive and confident in helping support a new family in whatever way they require.

We strive to give the power back to the parents to parent the way they desire and we can gently guide, reassure and empower.  Your days will be varied but fulfilling. 

Course Curriculum

Learning Objectives/Mission Statement
Our Thanks to you
How the course will run
Different Job Roles
Professional Conduct
Who we help/How we help
Why our services are needed
Confidentiality/ Maintaining Confidentiality
Principles of Response
Domestic Abuse
Child Abuse/Safeguarding
Health and Safety around the home
Equal Opportunities
The importance of play and positive parenting
Listening Skills
Taking action in an emergency
Protecting yourself
Its a Job!
Getting started as a Practitioner
First Meeting/Consultation
Gaining experience
Record Keeping/ Journaling
Learning Objectives
Normal Sleep Development
Sleep in other cultures
The important of sleep
Sleep Cycles
Tired signs
Babies Sleep 0/6 Weeks – 6/12 Weeks
Baby characteristics that could affect sleep
Sleep Associations
Sleep Theories
Gentle Routine Methods
Safe Sleep/ SIDs
Sleep training/ SIDs and Breast feeding
Co Sleeping
Learning Objectives
Baby reflexes at birth
Hormones controlling milk production
Why breast IS best
Breastfeeding correct positioning and attachment
Breastfeeding – getting milk supply established
Breastfeeding – good signs/ indications
Failure to thrive/ cluster feeding
Breastfeeding issues
Hunger Cues
Breastfeeding – expressing milk
Breastfeeding – alcohol and medication
Breastfeeding – mums nutrition
Breastfeeding – supplement feeding
Gentle Feeding routines
NICE Guidelines for infant feeding
Stopping breastfeeding
Bottle Feeding – correct preparation
Bottle Feeding – which bottles and teats
Bottle Feeding – Formula choices
Bottle Feeding – pace feeding
Bottle feeding – sterilising bottles and storage
Burping techniques
Supporting Mum to feed her way
Feeding FAQs
Learning Objectives
Early days/ Umbilical cord
Nappy changing/ nail clipping/Sun care
Products on skin
Common skin conditions
Physiology of the newborn
Hearing and sight at birth
Newborn Immunisations
Newborn Jaundice
Signs and symptoms of serious illness
Common childhood Illness
Support development through play
Play and bonding
importance of tummy time
Essential baby equipment
Car seat safety
Visitors and holding the baby
Learning Objectives
What is Colic/typical symptoms
Causes of excess crying to rule out
Causes of Colic/ Treatments
Causes of Reflux / Treatments
Causes of GOR
Causes of GORD
Cows Milk Protein Allergy
Silent Reflux
How to support the Family
Settling techniques
Learning Objectives
Types of Twins
Potential Pregnancy problems
Types of Birth
Time in the NICU
Feeding Multiples
Sleep with Multiples
Safe Sleep in Multiples
Common illness with Multiples
Coping with crying in Multiples
Bath time with Multiples
Practical equipment to transport Multiples
How we can help families adjust to Multiples
Learning Objectives
Baby Blues
Postnatal Depression
Postnatal Depletion
Sleep deprivation
Traumatic Birth/ Birth trauma/ PTSD
OCD and other controlling conditions
Worry/Mum guilt
Loneliness and Isolation
Listening skills
Learning Objectives
The first 4 weeks
Postpartum potential problems
Pelvic floor
Gentle stretches for Mum
Essential Nutrition/ Nourishing Meals
Practical Support/ House work
Creating a Retreat at home
Postnatal Treatment Rituals
Helping bond with baby/ Baby massage

When you will Qualify you will be able to:

  • Provide practical jobs around the home environment
  • Provide hands on baby care to give parents a break
  • Offer emotional support, a listening ear
  • Provide baby groups and classes in the local community
  • Provide education to parents in person or online. 
  • and so much more in this diverse role!

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Passionate people who are deeply caring and want a career helping and supporting families to improve their life with their children.
  • Parents themselves who have experienced parenting first hand and have a good understanding of why this role is so important
  • People who already have their own business or work in a career with parents and want to become more knowledgeable on baby care and how to support mums.

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  • Nurture and Grow your Business Course (worth £199)
  • Woman to Woman to membership (12 months) Online (Worth £420) 

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