The 20-hour course will be covered in three live virtual sessions - Thursday, March 10th, 17th, and 24th. The time for each session is 9:00 am-4:00 pm Eastern Time (6:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Central Time). It is designed for those who wish to gain knowledge in the basics of breastfeeding and lactation management. This course is intended for nurses, home visitors, doulas, and community-based health educators.
This course is based on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, with content geared toward community-based providers. The course meets the standards of USBC Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services, WHO/UNICEF, and Florida Healthy Start training requirements. Increasing breastfeeding duration is also a goal of the Florida MIECHV program (Benchmark 1: Maternal and Child Health).
Participation in all LIVE sessions.
Participants will be required to pass an online posttest after completing the training.
Computer access with audio, video, internet access, and familiarization with Zoom.
A doll, stuffed animal, or infant model 20-25 inches in length.
Participants must read The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding (Rev. Edition) prior to the start of the first session. This book, along with other training materials, will be mailed to participants 2 weeks prior to the training.
Mirine Richey, MPH, IBCLC
Maureen Crissy, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Kimberly Marshall, RN, BSN, CBC
Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc. is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider of continuing education. CE Broker Provider ID #50-1922.
This program meets the requirements for up to 20 contact hours. This program is approved for 20 L-CERPs allocated by IBLCE. IBLCE Approval Number C2002222.