Reduce conflicting advice and patient complaints at your birthing facility while improving breastfeeding outcomes and quality of care.

Whether or not your institution plans to become Baby-Friendly, this 20-hour interactive lactation course can help increase patient satisfaction and improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding at discharge. How? By giving your staff the knowledge and skills needed to provide consistent, evidence-based breastfeeding guidance.


20-Hour Becoming Baby Friendly Hospital Training

Designed to satisfy the “Baby Friendly” Hospital Initiative

This course is offered at your site or mine

Are you “Baby Friendly”? This course is designed to fulfill the 20 hours of breastfeeding education clinical and non-clinical staff need to work in a Baby Friendly designated hospital’s birthing center or maternity unit. All of the hospitals/birthing centers in S.E. Michigan are considering obtaining Baby Friendly status and many are actively engaged in this global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Anyone who works with breastfeeding families in a health care setting will benefit from this most recent breastfeeding research and interactive clinical skills workshop.

Topics include:

    1. Recommendations from the AAP and WHO
    2. Benefits of breastfeeding
    3. The roles of lactation supporters
    4. Mother and infant assessment
    5. Feeding cues
    6. Evidence-based methods to help with latching and positioning
    7. Potential breastfeeding problems and solutions
    8. Hand expression of breastmilk
    9. Use of breast pumps and more.