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  Communicating Your Feeding Policy: Going Beyond "Read & Sign"


The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Step 1 requires the facility to “Have a written infant feeding policy that is routinely communicated to staff and parents.” It’s common for hospital personnel to focus on the first part of that—making sure they have a written policy, and writing one if they don’t. However, the hospital often has little or no focus on the second part—that the policy must be “routinely communicated.” Many rely on the “read and sign.” But that does not work well at all. That begs the question: What does work? Ideally, you and your team should brainstorm ideas for how to communicate the new policy; you know your staff, and your facility better than an outsider. But if you need a starting point, consider these ten suggestions. The goal of this program is to employ one or more of 10 different strategies—and pick specific techniques for your hospital/facility—to effectively communicate your infant feeding policy.

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This Program is Best For:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Anyone in a position to promote breastfeeding with pregnant women
Helpful For:
  • Certified Clinical Lactationists™
  • Lactation Counselors
  • Childbirth Educators
Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you. All-online and available anytime, day or night.
  • Webcasts
  • Learning activities
  • Electronic multiple-choice post-test
  • Downloadable and Printable Certificate of Completion in PDF format
Time Allotment:
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 2.

  • Communicating Your Feeding Policy: Going Beyond "Read & Sign"
Expiration Date:
This program expires 6 months from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.

Continuing Education Credits Included:
  • 2.0 L-CERPs
  • 2.0 contact hours
CERPs for topic areas of the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline:
  • 2.0 in Clinical Skills
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