Baby Friendly Policy

Course Summary:

This training reviews the normal physiology of breastfeeding and the benefits of increasing breastfeeding rates. Policies specific to breastfeeding promotion are reviewed including paid parental leave, Baby Friendly Hospitals, Policies in the Workplace and Community.  Breastfeeding disparities and progress made to improve breastfeeding rates in the WIC program are also discussed. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how breastfeeding affects the health of a community
  • Identify assets and resources to improve breastfeeding
  • Advocate for the use of evidence in decision making that affects breastfeeding
  • Engage in community members to improve breastfeeding rates in the community

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information:  None available

Created/ Updated: June 2018

Presenters: Lindsey Dermid-Gray, MPH, CLC​

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