New formula course for pharmacy assistants


feeding baby with bottle

The Guild Pharmacy Academy is now offering a course, entitled Goat’s milk formula course for pharmacy assistants.

The course outlines the role that pharmacy assistants have in supporting breastfeeding in the first instance, discussing infant feeding issues, aiding in formula choice, and the correct use of formula with parents and care-givers.

The final part of the course provides pharmacy assistants with practical information about the range of Oli6 dairy goat formulas.

These days, pharmacy customers are confronted with an extensive range of nutritional options when standing in front of the formula range display, the Academy says.

Many of these customers want to understand what different brands offer – where it is made, the nutritional content, natural ingredients, and so on.

The Academy says pharmacy assistants need to be aware that where possible, breastfeeding is best for healthy full-term infants as it provides many benefits not delivered via infant formula feeding.

They also need to have a strong knowledge of the formula product range in their pharmacies to provide customers with the information they need to make the best decision for their babies when breastfeeding is not possible.

For many pharmacies, formula has become a key product category as it meets the needs of young families in their community.

To enrol in the Goat’s milk formula course for pharmacy assistants course pharmacy assistants can visit the website, contact the Guild Pharmacy Academy on 03 9810 9930 or email pharmacyguildacademy@guild.org.au for more information.

Oli6 is a new range of dairy goat formulas, manufactured in Victoria by an Australian-owned company, which is now available through pharmacies nationwide.

The Guild has thanked Oli6 for its assistance and expertise in the development of this course.

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