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  Session 05: Birth Practices & Breastfeeding


It’s very tempting to think of breastfeeding as a event that that happens at a point in time, for a particular length of time, as an event that happens quite apart from other events, actions, or experiences. In truth, however, breastfeeding is a process—not an event, and it is intricately intertwined with other practices that are related to but different from actual suckling. Skin-to-skin contact and other labor and delivery practices that occur in hospitals directly influence the breastfeeding experience. The purpose of this session is to help the participant to recognize how the nurse’s role and common labor and birth practices can become facilitators or barriers to exclusive breastfeeding and other positive birth outcomes.

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 05: Birth Practices

1.7 CERPs for Lactation Consultants
1.7 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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