Breastfeeding Session - Barnsley College

Barnsley College - Childcare and Education Professions Department

Unit 2 - Health and Wellbeing.



Write down 3 ways that settings promote a healthy environment.

How long does a child need to be away from the setting if they have a sickness or diarrhoea bug?

  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • They do not need to take time away from setting.

Why is it necessary for a child to be kept away from the setting if they have had sickness or diarrhoea?

Considering your own setting…. How does it promote children’s self-esteem and confidence?

Write down 2 ways to promote inclusivity within your setting.

What does the word differentiation mean?

Differentiation means to  , and to 


Please write down your views on breastfeeding. What do you think of, or what have you heard, about breastfeeding?

My aim.....

My task is to hopefully open your eyes… to give you information that might challenge your perceptions of breastfeeding.

Your task is to discuss the statements and identify which ones are true and which ones are false.

  • Breastfeeding protects your baby from infections and diseases.
  • Breastfeeding will make my breasts saggy.
  • Breastfeeding uses approximately 500 calories per day.
  • Breastfeeding ties the mother down.
  • A woman who has had breast implants cannot breastfeed.
  • Breastfeeding helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight more easily.
  • Research evidence confirms that bottle-fed babies are at increased risk of ear, chest and kidney infections.
  • It is normal for breastfeeding to hurt.
  • All these celebs have breastfed their babies: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Garner, Emma Bunton, Britney Spears
  • The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for mothers who wish to breastfeed.
  • Bottle feeding is easier than breastfeeding.
  • A mother should not drink alcohol while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding images - what are your thoughts? Image 1

What are your first impressions?

Please be professional.

Image 1

Thoughts on image 1.

Breastfeeding Images - What are your thoughts? Image 2

What are your first impressions?

Please be professional.

Image 2

Thoughts on image 2.

Some mothers are concerned that dads/partners won't bond with their baby. Amina asked … “I’m concerned if I breastfeed my baby my partner won't bond with my baby” What advice would you give to Amina?

Breast vs Bottle

Fed is best

Should there be a ?

Or, should everyone have a right to choose which is best for  

Not everyone can , for lots of different reasons.

Every parent has a . We should not we should .

What have you learnt today about breastfeeding? Have your thoughts been changed at all?