Mar 20, 2018
This course is very helpful to me to prepare for my baby's arrival. I have learned a lot from the benefits of breastfeeding and will absolutely choose this practice in raising my own child.
Mar 20, 2018
It was very helpful, the reasons why breastfeeding is better for our babies were very clear. It definitely encourage me to give breastfeeding. Thank you so much for this course
par Furqan A•
Aug 06, 2019
Good info about breastfeeding i like this course.
par Janaki S D•
Aug 10, 2019
Very well laid out course that introduces the beautiful concept of breastfeeding.
par Sarah L S•
Sep 02, 2019
Great course. learnt alot. and amazing it was free!! Thank you very much
par WIVQIE H F•
Sep 04, 2019
This is make me more confident to be breastfeeding mom
par Mahmoud E M A•
Nov 13, 2019
par Christina X•
Jan 07, 2019
Great practical course on breastfeeding for moms-to-be, new mothers and their support network (partner, family, employer). Can be repetitive at times. Nevertheless, def recommend it; better than spending another hour on (insert social media app here).
par Karla A N C•
Mar 30, 2018
I liked the course, it's practical, however I expected to know about what to do to produce more milk and decrease colics to the baby.
par Sandra A A H•
Apr 16, 2018
I know it says "short" but this course need more tips to achieve a good technique to a successful breastfeeding. Thank you for the information.
par Bhavik D•
May 18, 2018
Not very detailed. I am not a lay-person, so perhaps my opinion is biased.
par Achraf J•
Apr 11, 2018
par Sneha J•
Mar 25, 2018
Very tastefully done & Wonderful graphics and was beautiful to see women share their breastfeeding journey. I felt that little more should have been highlighted in the practical side - latch, cluster feeds, self care for mother,etc.
par Jamie W•
Mar 21, 2018
This course was very positive. I understand that is a short course, but it is a VERY short course. Perhaps in the description, there should be advice to expectant mothers to also take an in-person course, connect with La Leche League, and seek out other education to prepare for breastfeeding, and that this course is a brief introduction to the topic. That way expectant mothers don't expect this to be everything they need to know. Otherwise, I found the course to be a great overview and I loved all of the honest responses from women around the world. The artwork used in the course was also beautiful.
par Ashley F E•
Jun 14, 2018
Good overview of breastfeeding benefits and basic challenges. The focus was on mothers' choices and beliefs regarding breastfeeding, rather than on structural barriers that may impact how successful mothers are in reaching their breastfeeding goals
par Łucja D•
Sep 04, 2018
I like Maya Adam's courses very much! For me as a medical student this course was a bit less usefull comparing to others I have completed, but still worth compliting.
par Bettina S•
Aug 21, 2018
Course is focused on healthcare aspects of breastfeeding rather than breastfeeding process. I alos found the course repetitive
par Maria S•
Sep 13, 2018
It was very interesting and useful to know about benefits of a breastfeeding, but I hoped to see more practical tips for new mothers, such as how to overcome pain, how to put baby on the breast...etc.
par Irene T•
Apr 17, 2019
I found the class to be really helpful but I wish there was a little more information too!
par SEHA-08179 S V•
May 25, 2019
when completed course succesfully certificate also expected
par Maria N•
Nov 01, 2019
helpful and basic information about breastfeeding that is suitable to all new mothers
par Mary C•
May 16, 2018
This course will not help you know how to breastfeed, but will give you insight on why you should (and exclusively) and general safety guidelines if you need to use formula.
par Nina L•
Jun 12, 2018
I didn't learn something new during this course. I think for people who have no experience at all with breastfeeding, or with the benefits of breastfeeding it is a good course. But if you already did breastfeeding before I don't think it adds a lot.
par Courtney K•
Mar 24, 2018
Provided only basic information, but it was still helpful to get thinking about the topic. I was hoping to learn about techniques as I don't have a person to mentor me throughout the infant period.
par Jennifer B•
Nov 07, 2019
I felt like the course had good information but I felt discriminated against as a white American woman.
par Edna G•
Jan 21, 2019
There is nothing about the technique to breast feed and recommended times.
par Ekin E•
Sep 03, 2019
The course is about 20% information, 15% repetition of information, and 65% breastfeeding propaganda. I personally agree that breastfeeding is preferable to formula feeding in an overwhelming majority of cases, but I do not see why presenting the scientific data in a concise, easy to understand manner was considered insufficient, and the authors felt the necessity to fluff up the content by opinions of apparently random people of different ethnicities from around the world. "People like us", I presume. So, should we be making such decisions based on opinions of others? And if you show people the opinions of only pro-breastfeeding mothers, that should be helpful in tipping the balance of opinions they receive and make them supporters of breastfeeding because... we assume that they cannot think for themselves based on facts alone, and need ready-made opinions to be bottle-fed to them, too? Is the case for breastfeeding so weak that it cannot be supported on facts alone?
Parts of the advice was well supported by reasons, but the rest was just offered as the best practice without any evidence as to why. Why is it best to keep breastfeeding until the child is 2 or older? Because this provides passive immunity for the child. OK. Perhaps we should keep it up till the child is 5? 7? 12? Maybe there is a critical cut-off point, considering the development of the child's immune system, around age 2, but we do not need to know. Opinions are all we need. It is stated that breastfeeding is the best option for an HIV positive mother to feed her child. Period. No alternative views are possible. It may well be the case. But I am not convinced. Please tell me why. Or maybe just have a random woman tell me that it is the best thing to do without indicating why, and I will become a believer.
The quizzes provide good examples but why was it necessary to give names to mothers in those scenarios? Is it a psychological aid? Would people not be able to empathize without it? Will the people in rural villages in Brazil, who may or may not have access to clean drinking water, but somehow have access to the internet, enroll in this MOOC, but might feel a bit alien so we help them out by making the protagonist of the case "Maria Eduarda, a 21-year-old woman living in a rural village in northern Brazil"?
The cause is good, the intention is good, but the course is not. I believe people are smarter than this. Yes, people outside of medical profession, too. Yes, people outside of first-world countries, too. So no need to patronise so much. Cheers.