||HIV and Breastfeeding: Counseling and Teaching Roles and Responsibilities
Most healthcare personnel who work in the United States know that the Centers for Disease Control recommends formula-feeding if the mother is HIV-positive. Very few, however, are aware of global recommendations. With so many healthcare providers working overseas—in either a temporary volunteer capacity or a more permanent situation—it’s critical to know the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations and rationale about breastfeeding when the mother is living with HIV. And, because American mothers have become more and more aware of means to reduce the risk for HIV transmission through their milk, breastfeeding advocates working here at home find themselves in the awkward position of teaching a public health recommendation which may be contrary to the mother’s desire to breastfeed. The purpose of this learning program is to help healthcare professionals counsel mothers and, if working outside of the US, apply the WHO’s recommendations for infant feedings in the context of HIV.
This Program is Best For:
- Lactation consultants
- Anyone in a position to promote breastfeeding with pregnant women
- 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.
- PDF documents
- Links to studies, articles & videos
- Learning activities
- Electronic multiple-choice post-test
- Downloadable and Printable Certificate of Completion in PDF format
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 3.
- HIV and Breastfeeding: Counseling and Teaching Roles and Responsibilities
This program expires 18 months from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.
Continuing Education Credits Included:
CERPs for topic areas of the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline:
This program will be loaded onto your My Account page within approximately 10 minutes of purchase. Login to your account and click on the "My Account" tab at the top of the page.
- 2.6 L-CERPs
- 2.6 contact hours
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