Breastfeeding Training and Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Web-Based Training Sites (offering free training and resources)
*New* Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding in Health Care Settings -(University at Albany School of Public Health) This series of four one-hour webcasts is designed to increase knowledge and skills and provide recommended strategies for physicians and other health care providers to support women to successfully breastfeed.
www.breastfeedingbasics.org (Mary O’Connor, MD, Linda Levin, MD, Case Western Reserve, College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio and the University of Colorado, Denver, CO)
www.wellstart.org (Audrey Naylor, MD, DrPH, Ruth Wester, RN, PNP, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA, and University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT)
Tulane Knowledge to Practice Program (The program focuses on enhancing the leadership knowledge and skills of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals through the development of community-appropriate breastfeeding promotion programs and the establishment of a support network for information and resource sharing.)
Other Training/Education Resources
America Academy of Pediatrics- Breastfeeding Support and Promotion Speaker’s Kit, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, 2012 Developed by the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, the speaker’s kit is a tool for education on the topic of breast-feeding. With detailed speaker’s notes, this presentation is easily presented by a wide range of professionals. The kit is designed to help educate pediatricians, physicians, public health workers, nurses, hospital, clinic, or private practice staff, dentists and anyone who has a role in breast-feeding support and promotion.
Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington’s Physician Lactation Education-Increasing Breastfeeding Success – This CD Set provides tools for physicians and their staff to learn about and discuss ways of integrating evidence-based research into practice. Ten different lactation topics are discussed and each topic includes a slide presentation, slide notes, presentation outline, learning objectives and purpose, references, and discussion questions.
Breastfeeding-Friendly Consortium-a one-stop resource for implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative’s 10 steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The program offers certified training and fosters performance improvement through Maintenance of Certification approved activities and practice monitoring.
Breastmilk Solutions: Dr. Jane Morton- educational DVDs for staff and patients, including “hands on pumping”
InJoy Birth and Parenting Education InJoy also provides staff training DVDs and products
New! InJoy/ILCA DVD: “Managing Early Breastfeeding Challenges”-Designed for healthcare professionals who work with new families in hospitals, WIC clinics, and private clinics. To order this and other DVDs for staff and patient education visit ILCA’s Store.
Jones and Bartlett Learning-Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course (this course satisfies BFHI staff training requirements)
Lactation Education Resources-Online independent study courses and personalized learning opportunities. Also offers online training for staff that satisfies BFHI staff training requirements.
“Skin to Skin in the First Hour After Birth: Practical Advice for Staff after Vaginal and Cesarean Birth” Click here to download the order form.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Podcasts Stay abreast with news, reviews, and hot topics in breastfeeding and human lactation – discussions with members of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) provides a list of organizations that provide breastfeeding education and training for health care professionals