Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-573

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CE Course Description

Breastfeeding continues to be recognized as the best source of nutrition for most infants, and many types of interventions have been implemented throughout the world to try to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. The purpose of this course, developed using information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides information on interventions and programs to support mothers and make breastfeeding easier. Topics include maternity care practices, breastfeeding education and support, peer and workplace assistance, and social marketing strategies to promote breastfeeding.

CE Objectives

1. Discuss maternity care practices and how they influence breastfeeding initiation and duration.

2. Identify methods to enhance professional education, health care assistance, and peer support to encourage breastfeeding.

3. Evaluate practices to enhance breastfeeding experiences in the workplace and in early childhood education settings.

4. Summarize research findings and action steps to support breastfeeding practices and interventions.

5. Outline how social marketing techniques can be used to raise awareness about breastfeeding among mothers, policy makers, and the public.

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