Professional Breastfeeding Education Resource List
Baby Friendly Training
The WHO and UNICEF call for 100% scale-up of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Baby Friendly Learning
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) assists hospitals in giving mothers the information, confidence, and skills necessary to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies or safely feed with formula, and gives special recognition to hospitals that have done so. The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called for 100% scale-up of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at every facility providing maternity and newborn services. Maternity nursing staff are required to complete 15 hours of didactic breastfeeding-related training on specific topics outlined by Baby Friendly USA; and Health care providers (physicians, midwives, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses) with privileges for labor, delivery, maternity, and nursery/newborn care are required to complete 3 hours.
Baby Friendly USA, https://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/
World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/nutrition/bfhi/en/
If you have any questions about Baby Friendly education or have education to list please email us.
BreastfeedingConferences.com is a free database of CERP-approved education for health care professionals interested in lactation education. The data on the site is maintained by David Murphy. The database was an original idea of Pamela K. Murphy, PhD, CNM, IBCLC when she was preparing to sit for her first IBCLC certification.
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Upcoming Conferences and Webinars
ILCA 2023 Las Vegas Annual Conference
Plan your attendance to the longest-standing global lactation conference, presenting the latest up-to-date studies on lactation by top experts in the field. The ILCA 2023 Annual Conference will be the place […]Find out more »
Latest Online Learning Opportunities
The Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC) certification is the premier National Certification in Lactation Management in the United States. LCTC and CLC exam certification holders have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are...
LACTATION COUNSELOR TRAINING COURSE
The Center for Breastfeeding’s Lactation Counselor Training Course is a college-level course designed to provide up-to-date, research-based information and clinical competency validation for the provision of professional lactation care. This five-day course is offered...
The Center for Breastfeeding has the expertise to meet your career and personal development needs with a wide range of lactation training programs. The Center for Breastfeeding courses are indispensable for professionals working in the area of breastfeeding and human...
ONLINE MATERNAL & INFANT ASSESSMENT COURSE
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the online LCTC, we have decided to release the Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Course (MINA) in an online format! The course utilizes a case study format to develop proficiency in the process...
Continuing Education Modules
Through our sister company, Health Education Associates, Healthy Children Project offers superb online continuing education options for registered nurses, lactation consultants, lactation counselors, and dietitians so you can learn at your own pace in the...
Maternal Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Course
The Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Course (MINA) is now being offered online for your convenience! The course utilizes a case study format to develop proficiency in the process of assessment and analysis of the breastfeeding dyad,...
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