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  Session 03: Getting Milk from Breast to Baby


Mammary glands—breasts— are so important to the survival of the species that biologist Carolus Linnaeus recognized them when naming our class of animals “mammals.” The breast is specially designed to produce a life-giving fluid: milk! The lactating mother serves as her infant’s sole source of nutrition and immunologic support. After giving birth, physiological changes cause the mother’s breasts to lactate, and yet the success of breastfeeding is not a fait accompli. Many healthcare professionals are unsuccessful in helping the breastfeeding couplet because they do not fully understand the underlying mechanisms of lactation. The goal of this learning program is to explain milk production, milk ejection and milk transfer in the context of basic anatomy and physiology.

This Program is Best For:
  • Lactation consultants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Anyone seeking an overview of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Helpful For:
  • Lactation Counselors
  • Childbirth Educators
Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you! You can take it along with you on your MP3 player, and re-play as many times as you wish!

Time Allotment:
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 2.

  • Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Session 03: Getting Milk from Breast to Baby

1.4 CERPs for Lactation Consultants
1.4 Contact Hours for Nurses
Continuing education credits are included

This program expires on December 31st in the year following purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.

This program will be loaded onto your My Account page within 10 minutes of purchase. Login to your account and click on the "My Account" tab at the top of the page.

Looking for training for your hospital? Need help going Baby-Friendly? As a former president of Baby-Friendly USA, Marie is uniquely equipped to see you to your goal. Call us at 703-787-9894 or email to request special pricing for your hospital and see if your are eligible for a FREE one-hour consult!

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