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The Magic Drop

The Magic Drop: Supporting mothers along the journey

Free e-learning course

Creating and facilitating environments for breastfeeding requires knowledge of the science behind breastfeeding and a critical understanding of social and cultural factors affecting breastfeeding. By enrolling in this course, you will learn about the essentials of breastfeeding, establishing breastfeeding, and maintaining breastfeeding.  
Essentials of breastfeeding
Module 1

Essentials of

Module 1 offers the latest scientific findings concerning the composition of breastmilk and the constant changes that occur to its composition to cater for the needs of the infant.  This module provides recommendations on the nutritional requirements in the mother’s diet as she prepares to breastfeed and emphasizes the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby.  

Module 1 is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Turkish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Bahasa Indonesian, Thai, and Farsi.
Establishing breasfeeding
Module 2


Module 2 describes the concept of feeding on-demand and details proper latching techniques. This module equips participants with the findings on positive breastfeeding practices and their advantages. It also provides information on how partners, friends, family, and others in the community can support breastfeeding practice. Module 2 is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Maintaining Breastfeeding in the Community
Module 3

Breastfeeding in
the Community

Module 3 focuses on the challenges that women may face on their breastfeeding journey and provides input on how to deal with such challenges. It gives participants an active role in encouraging and facilitating breastfeeding through key communication skills. This module also focuses on breastfeeding at work, detailing the importance of workplaces creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment. Module 3 is available in English, French, and Spanish.