Prenatal Nutrition & Breastfeeding

This module will help staff assess the pregnant woman’snutritional status and provide individual education.


After completing this module staff will be able to:

·         Describe the general nutritional needs of pregnant  women

·         Describe common nutrition-related problems of pregnant women and identify solutions to these problems

·         Describe the effects of substance abuse on the mother and child

·         Identify indicators of nutritional need to determine if a pregnant woman is eligible for WIC

·         In a case study situation, assess prenatal growth, assess biochemical and clinical status, and evaluate the diet of a pregnant woman using the nutrition questionnaire

              *    In a role-play situation, interview a pregnant woman, assess her nutritional status, prioritize her needs, and provide individual                                 education