Training Tools, Clinical Guidelines, and Professional Education Materials

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocols
These protocols serve as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants

Baby Friendly Health Centre Guidelines, from Ottawa, Canada

Baby’s Perspective by Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP- For doulas and infant postpartum care providers (baby nurses), lactation consultants, or anyone who is interested to learn more. Offers 18 IBCLC CLE units. The course teaches breastfeeding from the baby’s perspective for those who care for the mother and baby in the early postpartum period. The class discusses how to meet the mother’s needs as well as the infant’s needs in preserving breastfeeding goals for the family.

Breastfeeding Education Activity Package for Grades K-12 from the New York State Department of Health

Case Western Reserve University: Web based “Breastfeeding Basics” course directed at health professionals.

California Department of Public Health-Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in California’s Hospitals This training was designed for all hospitals and birthing centers in California to guide them  increasing their exclusive breastfeeding rates.

California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)
Their mission is to create a system for benchmarking and performance improvement activities for perinatal care throughout California.

CDC Healthy Worksite Initiative 
Includes a lactation support program

Clinical Care Path for Breastfeeding
A University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey guide providing information on important questions to ask mom, concerns that may arise, and guidance and intervention for those concerns in the prenatal, peripartum and postpartum mother and child.

Evergreen Perinatal Education

HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding

International Lactation Consultant Association

LactMed- Drugs and Lactation Database 
A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.

National Center of Health Statistics: CDC Growth Charts for United States

Physician Lactation Education Collaborative 
A resource of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, focusing heavily on lactation education for physicians

Steps to a Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice: Educate – Encourage – Welcome

Ten Steps to Support Parents’ Choice to Breastfeed Their Baby

Texas WIC Training Material-How to Support a Breastfeeding Mother 
This learning center will provide everything needed to train health care workers to support breastfeeding moms.

UCSD Lactation Training

Online and in person Lactation Education Including: Lactation Educator Counselor Training, Lactation Consultant (Pathway 1 & 2), CLEC Refresher and CE IBCLC classes. LEAARC approved. CEU and BRN Credit available. For complete description of the course and dates please visit the website.

Union Institute and University BS in Maternal Child Health/Lactation Consulting 
The major in Maternal Child Health/Lactation Consulting provides an evidence-based program for the lactation professional. Graduates will be qualified to counsel expectant mothers and mothers of young infants about best practices for the care and feeding of the young infant, and may also be qualified to provide instruction for and/or make presentations to the medical profession and community, governmental, and non-profit agencies.

Virginia Department of Health and the University of Virginia Health System Breastfeeding Training
This online Breastfeeding Training Course will provide health professionals with detailed information regarding the theory and practice of lactation management.The course hopes to encourage health care professionals in all specialties to become teachers and supporters of breastfeeding and lactation management.

Wellstart International’s Lactation Management Self-Study Modules 
The New Revised 3rd Edition of Wellstart’s Lactation Management Self-Study Modules, Level 1 is a complete educational tool that is downloadable without charge.

  • California Department of Public Health

    New In-Hospital Breastfeeding Data.

    Read more here!

  • Healthcare

    The Regional Hospital Breastfeeding Consortium (RHBC) meetings to provide ongoing support and guidance for staff from participating hospitals. Learn more

  • LA Convention Center-Breastfeeding Friendly!

    Learn more here.

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