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Table 1 Breastfeeding training program

From: Intervention based on BASNEF model increases exclusive breastfeeding in preterm infants in Iran: a randomized controlled trial

First session
Objective:
 • Consultation and counselling to get mothers familiar with methods of breastfeeding premature infants
Training content:
 • Counselling about different breastfeeding methods
 • Defining natural and artificial breastfeeding
Second session
Objective:
 • Counselling to get mothers familiar with several conventional definitions and explanations in breastfeeding
Training content:
 • Defining exclusive breastfeeding
 • Reasons for breast infection in the postpartum period
 • Reasons for infants’ diarrhoea in artificial nutrition
Third session
Objective:
 • Counselling to get mothers familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of natural and artificial feeding of premature infants
Training content:
 • Advantages of natural breastfeeding
 • Wrong reasons for starting artificial breastfeeding by mothers and describing its complications
Fourth session
Objective:
 • Counselling to get mothers familiar with correct techniques of breastfeeding in premature infants
Training content:
 • Reasons for using natural breastfeeding
 • Mentioning correct breastfeeding techniques, explaining them, and correctly implementing them by mothers
Fifth session
Objective:
 • Review of the content and conclusion
Training content:
 • Reasons for using natural breastfeeding
 • Mentioning correct breastfeeding techniques, explaining them, and correctly implementing them by mothers