Facilitators of Change Nutrition/Behavior Counseling



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* Breastfeeding

  • What have you thought about breastfeeding?”

See session P-3 for additional suggestions for helping clients to make informed choices about infant feeding.


*If the client is interested in breastfeeding, guide her with possible strategies for support:

  • Who would you call if you needed help with breastfeeding?”

(Know your local breastfeeding advocates)

  • Who can help you with breastfeeding now and after the baby is born?’

  • What are your plans for after the baby’s birth?” (job/school)

  • What have you heard about giving the baby a bottle?”

  • What have you heard about expressing your milk from your breasts now or after the baby is born?”

*If the client is definitely opposed to breastfeeding, offer positive statements that leave a neutral and open-ended situation:



  • It is a decision only you can make. Some mothers go ahead and try it for awhile before they decide for sure.”

  • You are always welcome to talk about it here or with___.”

  • We recommend breastfeeding and can help you with that choice.”

  • We like to support it as the best choice for mother and baby.”




  1. Closing the Session

  • Summarize the topics discussed

  • Confirm that strategies are still agreeable.

  • Identify if there are any more questions or need for referrals.

  • Reinforce that the nutritionist is available when future needs arise.

  • Thank the participant for her time.

PRENATAL DISCUSSION SESSION P-3


HOW WILL YOU FEED YOUR LITTLE ONE?

PRENATAL DISCUSSION SESSION: P-3




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