Improving policies and practices to support breastfeeding

Course Description:

This training discusses current breastfeeding rates in the US, and ways to promote increased breastfeeding rates.  Specifically, two programs will be highlighted that support women's breastfeeding goals:  Baby Friendly Hospitals, and Workplace Policies and Support, including "Babies at Work" programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • List strategies for implementing successful maternal and infant programs that will promote exclusive breastfeeding
  • Propose workplace policies that can support breastfeeding
  • Identify assets and resources available to support the implementation of a baby friendly hospital or a workplace breastfeeding policy

Target Audience:  Dietitians, Educators/ Trainers, Nurses, Physicians and Other Clinicians, Healthcare, Lactation Consultants

Duration:  60 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CECH for CHES;  1.0 CPEU for RDs

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