This Professional Master’s Degree will bring you up to speed with the most up-to-date and scientifically rigorous content from breastfeeding after birth to weaning” 

Child obesity is among one of the main concerns of healthcare professionals. Numerous studies focus their attention on the origin and consequences, but some investigate how to prevent it from the moment the child is born. Scientific evidence has shown that breastfeeding prevents this disease in adulthood, highlighting, once again, the benefits of the mother's milk in the baby.  

In today's informed society, the role of nursing professionals has become essential in reassuring mothers, dispelling false myths and providing them with exhaustive knowledge based on the latest developments in this field. Given the growing demand and interest of nursing staff in breastfeeding, TECH has designed this Professional Master’s Degree, which has brought together a team of top professionals and references in this field. 

Thus, through innovative content, in which the latest pedagogical technology has been used, the professional will be able to delve into the evolution of the concept of breastfeeding, the latest techniques and postures, the most appropriate medication at this stage, as well as news on the approach of patients with cancer or special situations in the newborn that make breastfeeding difficult  

Professionals will also progress through this syllabus in a much more natural way, thanks to the Relearning system, used by this academic institution in all its programs. It also has case studies that will bring you closer to the reality that you may encounter in your daily clinical practice  

As such, students who take this 100% online program have an excellent opportunity to update their knowledge through a quality university education that is compatible with the most demanding responsibilities You will only need an electronic device (computer, tablet or mobile phone) with an internet connection to access the syllabus on the virtual campus Classes without fixed schedules means professionals will also be able to distribute the teaching load according to their needs Therefore, this Professional Master’s Degree is an ideal academic option for professionals 

A flexible program giving you the freedom to distribute the teaching load according to your personal needs" 

This Professional Master’s Degree in Breastfeeding for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date educational program on the market. Its most notable features are: 

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in Breastfeeding
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where the self-assessment process can be carried out to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

Access the clinical case studies on breastfeeding provided by specialists and integrate them into your daily practice" 

The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from the sector who contribute their work experience to this training program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.  

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive education programmed to learn in real situations.  

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise during the academic year. For this purpose, the student will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts.   

A qualification that will enable you to learn about the latest developments in infant nutritional needs and complementary feeding"

This 100% online university program will allow you to acquire further knowledge on infant colic, attachment or the kangaroo mother method"


Given the relevance of breastfeeding in the mother and baby's health, this Professional Master’s Degree has been designed to offer, through an advanced and exhaustive syllabus, the most up-to-date information For this purpose, the professional has multimedia resources (video summaries, detailed videos, diagrams) and specialized readings that will help them to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in tandem breastfeeding counseling, newborn support or support for women who do not wish to breastfeed In addition, this program will allow you to delve into recent scientific evidence revealing the multiple benefits of breast milk All this with a program taught exclusively online and compatible with professional responsibilities 

A Breastfeeding for Nursing that takes you through the latest scientific evidence that demonstrates the multiple benefits of breast milk for babies" 

Module 1. Breastfeeding Today and Throughout History 

1.1. Concepts Related to Breastfeeding 

1.1.1. Evolution of the Concept of Breastfeeding
1.1.2. Breastfeeding Concepts

1.2. History of Breastfeeding

1.2.1. Natural History of Breastfeeding 
1.2.2. Historical Development of The Importance of Breastfeeding 

1.3. Myths

1.3.1. Breastfeeding Misconceptions 
1.3.2. Breastfeeding Facts 

1.4. Care Strategy for Normal Childbirth

1.4.1. Encouraging Breastfeeding after Childbirth 
1.4.2. Benefits of Breastfeeding in Childbirth 

1.5. Epidemiology

1.5.1. Epidemiological Course of Breastfeeding Development
1.5.2. Social Evolution of Breastfeeding

1.6. Human Milk Banks

1.6.1. Milk Bank Concept
1.6.2. Characteristics of a Milk Bank 

1.7. Counseling and Support for Women Who Do Not Wish to Breastfeed 

1.7.1. Health Education for Women Do Not Wish to Breastfeed
1.7.2. Specific Information on Care for Non-Lactating Women 

1.9. Paternal Involvement in Breastfeeding

1.9.1. The Father as a Supporting Figure in Breastfeeding
1.9.2. The Father as a Breastfeeding Consultant

1.10. Protection of Breastfeeding Worldwide: WHO Recommendations

1.10.1. WHO Recommendations
1.10.2. Global Protection in Breastfeeding

Module 2. Physiology and Clinical History in Breastfeeding 

2.1. Anatomy of the Breast 

2.1.1. Bone Structure Surrounding the Breast 
2.1.2. Muscular Structure of the Breast

2.2. Physiology of Breastfeeding

2.2.1. Physiological Development of Breastfeeding 
2.2.2. Hormonal Circuit of Breastfeeding 

2.3. Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mother 

2.3.1. Concept
2.3.2. The Benefits for the Mother in Breastfeeding 

2.4. Benefits of Breastfeeding for Babies

2.4.1. Concept
2.4.2. Benefits of Breastfeeding in Babies

2.5. Evaluation of Intake

2.5.1. Indications on Intake 
2.5.2. Inadequate Actions on Intake

2.6. Signs of Good and Bad Hitching

2.6.1. The Concept of Latching
2.6.2. Benefits of a Good Latch

2.7. Recommended Positions

2.7.1. Proper Breastfeeding Positions
2.7.2. Inadequate Breastfeeding Positions

Module 3. Breastfeeding Care and Breastfeeding Women's Health 

3.1. First Recommendations during Pregnancy

3.1.1. Evolution of Breastfeeding in Pregnancy
3.1.2. Breastfeeding Care in Pregnancy

3.2. Breast Care during Breastfeeding

3.2.1. General Care.
3.2.2. Specific Advice

3.3. Proper Techniques for Breastfeeding 

3.3.1. Different Breastfeeding Techniques 
3.3.2. Incorrect Breastfeeding Measures 

3.4. Effects of Breastfeeding on Women's Health in the Short Term  

3.4.1. Immediate Benefits of Breastfeeding in Women 
3.4.2. Positive Breastfeeding Tips

3.5. Effects of Breastfeeding on Women's Health in the Mid- and Long-Term 

3.5.1. Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding
3.5.2. Medium-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding 

3.6. Maternal Diet and Breastfeeding 

3.6.1. Foods that alter Breast Milk
3.6.2. Foods that benefit Breastfeeding 

3.7. Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

3.7.1. Encouraging Physical Activity During Breastfeeding
3.7.2. Contraindications to Physical Activity During Breastfeeding

Module 4. The Healthy Newborn 

4.1. Anatomical and Physiological Characteristics 

4.1.1. Anatomy of the Newborn 
4.1.2. Physiology of the Newborn 

4.2. Nutritional Requirements of the Infant 

4.2.1. Infant Nutrition
4.2.2. Dietary Advice

4.3. Growth of Breastfed Infants  

4.3.1. WHO Curves
4.3.2. Normality in the Curve

4.4. Infantile Colic

4.4.1. Concept
4.4.2. Indications to Avoid Infant Colic

4.5. Early Skin-to-skin Contact  

4.5.1. The Skin-to-Skin Start 
4.5.2. Immediate Skin-to-skin Benefits 

4.6. First Intake Attachment 

4.6.1. Concept of Attachment 
4.6.2. Indications of Onset of Contact 

4.7. Breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mother Method

4.7.1. Kangaroo Method Approach
4.7.2. Start of the Technique

4.8. Nipples and Pacifiers During Breastfeeding 

4.8.1. Description of Nipples and Pacifiers 
4.8.2. Precautions for Nipples and Pacifiers 

Module 5. Problems During Breastfeeding 

5.1. Contraindications for Breastfeeding 

5.1.1. Situations that Contraindicate Breastfeeding 
5.1.2. Nutritional 

5.2. Maternal Pathologies that Contraindicate Breastfeeding 

5.2.1. List Maternal Pathologies that Contraindicate Breastfeeding 
5.2.2. Counseling on Contraindications to Breastfeeding

5.3. Newborn Pathologies that Contraindicate Breastfeeding

5.3.1. List Neonatal Pathologies that Contraindicate Breastfeeding 
5.3.2. Counseling on Contraindications to Breastfeeding  

5.4. Nipple Problems 

5.4.1. Different Types of Nipples 
5.4.2. Support for the Mother 

5.5. Mammary Ingurgitation 

5.5.1. Concept 
5.5.2. Adequate Treatment 

5.6. Mastitis 

5.6.1. Concept 
5.6.2. Adequate Treatment 

5.7. Aids and Devices to Assist in Breastfeeding 

5.7.1. Different Breastfeeding Devices 
5.7.2. How to Help Breastfeeding? 

Module 6. Other Types of Breastfeeding 

6.1. Artificial Breastfeeding 

6.1.1. Concept 
6.1.2. Development of the Technique 

6.2. Formula Milk: Handling and Disadvantages 

6.2.1. Formula Milk Preparation 
6.2.2. Benefits and Drawbacks

6.3. Preparation of a Baby Bottle

6.3.1. Technique for Preparing a Baby Bottle 
6.3.2. Sterilizing Baby Bottles 

6.4. Mixed Breastfeeding

6.4.1. Concept 
6.4.2. How to Carry It Out 

6.5. Relactation

6.5.1. Concept 
6.5.2. Indications 

6.6. Combination of Breastfeeding with Nutrition 

6.6.1. Complementary Nutrition 
6.6.2. Nutritional Needs 

Module 7. Breastfeeding in Special Situations 

7.1. Hypogalactia 

7.1.1. Concept 
7.1.2. Treatment Measures 

7.2. Sick Newborns

7.2.1. Different Pathologies 
7.2.2. Breastfeeding in Children with Pathologies 

7.3. Prematurity

7.3.1. Definition of Prematurity 
7.3.2. Breastfeeding in Premature Infants 

7.4. Teenage Mothers 

7.4.1. Breastfeeding in Teenage Mothers 
7.4.2. Problems in Teenage Mothers 

7.5. Breastfeeding and LAM

7.5.1. Concept
7.5.2. LAM Method Benefits 

7.6. Cleft Lip and Lip Malformations 

7.6.1. Concept
7.6.2. Support for Newborns and Breastfeeding Mothers 

7.7. Breastfeeding and New Pregnancy

7.7.1. Tandem Breastfeeding
7.7.2. Nutritional

7.8. Breastfeeding and Stress

7.8.1. Stress as a Detriment to Breastfeeding 
7.8.2. Measures to Cope with Stress

Module 8. Common Situations During Breastfeeding 

8.1. Crying and Breast Refusal  

8.1.1. Concept
8.1.2. Immediate Attention 

8.2. Breastfeeding Strike

8.2.1. Concept
8.2.2. Strike Counseling 

8.3. Prolonged and Tandem Breastfeeding

8.3.1. Concept
8.3.2. Benefits 

8.4. Co-Sleeping

8.4.1. Concept 
8.4.2. Benefits of Co-sleeping 

8.5. Working Outside the Home and Breastfeeding 

8.5.1. Incorporation into Work
8.5.2. Support in this Situation 

8.6. Milk Extraction: Methods and Tools 

8.6.1. Parts of the Breast Pump
8.6.2. Use of the Breast Pump

8.7. Transport and Storage of Breast Milk  

8.7.1. Milk Storage Mechanisms 
8.7.2. Milk Transport

Module 9. Drugs and Breastfeeding 

9.1. Transfer of Drugs and Other Elements into Breast Milk 

9.1.1. Concept
9.1.2. Medication Administration Contraindications 

9.2. Drug Interaction and Breastfeeding

9.2.1. Drug Interaction
9.2.2. Medication administration 

9.3. Most Commonly Used Drugs During Breastfeeding 

9.3.1. Drugs Indicated for Breastfeeding 
9.3.2. Indications

9.4. Web-Based Resources and Tools on Drugs and Breastfeeding 

9.4.1. The Web on Breastfeeding and Drugs 
9.4.2. How to Search Online?

9.5. Harmful Substances and Breastfeeding 

9.5.1. Different Harmful Substances in Breastfeeding 
9.5.2. Attitude Towards the Ingestion of Harmful Substances 

Module 10. Breastfeeding Associations Initiatives and Legislation 

10.1. Support Groups 

10.1.1. Concept 
10.1.2. Different Support Groups 

10.2. Lactation Consultants 

10.2.1. Concept of Consultants 
10.2.2. Consultant's Roles 

10.3. Innocenti Declaration

10.3.1. Protecting Breastfeeding Globally 
10.3.2. Protection Treaty 

10.4. WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI  

10.4.1. Characteristics of the Initiative 
10.4.2. Objectives to be Met 

10.6. Recommended Websites

10.6.1. Online Consultations 
10.6.2. Web Credibility 

Module 11. Diseases and Breastfeeding

11.1. Concept

11.1.1. Definition of Diseases and Breastfeeding 
11.1.2. Performance

11.2. Absolute and False Contraindications 

11.2.1. Contraindications
11.2.2. Myths 

11.3. HIV and Breastfeeding 

11.3.1. Concept 
11.3.2. Indications for Breastfeeding 

11.4. Hepatitis and Breastfeeding

11.4.1. Concept
11.4.2. Indications for Breastfeeding

11.5. Oncological Processes and Breastfeeding

11.5.1. Cancer and Breastfeeding
11.5.2. Indications for Oncologic Process and Breastfeeding Mother 

11.6. Special Situations in the Newborn that make Breastfeeding Difficult 

11.6.1. Newborn Special Situations
11.6.2. Mechanisms for Adapting Special Situations and Breastfeeding 

11.7. How to Promote Breastfeeding in Maternal-Fetal Conditions?

11.7.1. Concept
11.7.2. Encourage Breastfeeding In Situ 

Module 12. Maternal Inhibition or Weaning

12.1. Concept and Types 

12.1.1. Types of Inhibition 
12.1.2. Mechanism for Progressive Weaning 

12.2. Physiology of Breastfeeding Inhibition 

12.2.1. Physiology of Inhibition
12.2.2. Indications to Inhibit Breastfeeding 

12.3. Ways to Speed Weaning

12.3.1. How and When to Wean
12.3.2. How to Start Progressive Weaning? 

12.4. Prolonged Breastfeeding 

12.4.1. Concept
12.4.2. Benefits and Detriments 

12.5. Medications Associated with Breastfeeding Inhibition 

12.5.1. Medication for Inhibition
12.5.2. Indications

12.6. Entering Labor Market 

12.6.1. Stressful Situation on Incorporation 
12.6.2. Advice and Assistance


A 100% online program that allows you to update your knowledge on the most suitable medication for breastfeeding mothers"