Residential Family Assessment Centres (RFACs)

£75.00 per delegate (Introductory rate)

(minimum of 5 to a maximum of 12)

What you’ll Learn

  • The holistic benefits of breastfeeding
  • How to support breastfeeding and Relationship building
  • Tips on safe formula feeding

Course Duration

  • One Day


Within my capacity as a health visitor/Infant Feeding Lead in the community, I have been fortunate to work closely with staff members working in these units.

Following a brief pilot, staff in these units endorsed Infant Feeding Training as an ‘essential to role’ training. Through collaborative working, I became familiar with the common infant feeding issues often encountered by staff members.

Health visitors are not generally commissioned to work on weekends therefore having received an adequate level of infant feeding training, will empower them with the skills and knowledge to support families in their care, twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

I have worked tirelessly to develop bespoke training packages for RFAC staff.  This will increase their confidence in supporting mothers with breast and bottle feeding and to have the confidence in identifying issues prior to making appropriate referrals to named health visitors. This training package is uniquely designed to help address the day to day feeding issues arising within the units.

Who is this course for?

This course is for:

  • Employees who work in family residential units, supporting parents and their children
  • Employees who work in short / long terms family centres


What’s in this for Residential Family and Assessment Units?

  • Staff will become more skilled in dealing with feeding related issues
  • This training will contribute towards their personal Continuous Professional Development
  • Infant feeding knowledge and skills are transferable
  • This training adds value to the services offered to families in their care

Course Contents

  • The contents & benefits of Breast milk vs. Formula milk
  • The structure of the breast
  • Recognising feeding cues
  • The hormonal control of breastfeeding
  • Supporting employed mothers with breastfeeding
  • How a baby attaches to the breast
  • Positioning a baby to breastfeed
  • Assessing sufficient intake of breastmilk
  • Complications associated with feeding
  • When to introduce solids
  • How to support positive mother/baby relationship
  • Feeding – a two-way relationship