University of Technology Sydney

92637 Supporting Families

6cp; 6hpw x 3wks (face-to-face workshop), 6hrs x 1wk (online activities)



The transition from pregnancy to parenthood is a significant life event and the midwife plays an important role in the early days of parenting. Supporting and promoting breastfeeding is an important focus of this subject. The subject explores theories of maternal–infant attachment and bonding, and public health issues such as safe sleeping. Students also develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work with women whose transition is complicated by perinatal mental health issues and child protection concerns.

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Spring session, City campus

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