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Breastfeeding Specialist Course – All Modules

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About Course

Course awards 24 contact hours — California Board of Registered Nursing Provider

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

*Identify historical and contemporary issues relating to infant nursing practices

*Analyze the intrinsic significance and transformative experience of breastfeeding and the impact it has upon women, children, families and society

*Use breastfeeding devices to facilitate feeding infants and help women cope with breastfeeding challenges

*Evaluate supportive and non-supportive counseling strategies

*Promote the health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding

*Distinguish characteristics of proper latch and suckling

Expectations

This course is self paced. Expect some modules to be quick and others to take longer. Each module has videos, readings, assignments to complete.

Once all 8 learning modules are completed an attendance verification will be sent by email for 24 contact hours.

Students must complete additional requirements to become certified Breastfeeding Specialists.

Book Required

Counseling the Nursing Mother, latest edition by Lauwers and Swisher (students purchase)

Refund Policy

Without exception no refunds and no credits for online courses.

Contact

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About the instructor

Childbirth Professionals
CPI offers online courses that are both evidence-based and skills competency based. The intention is for participants to gain not only knowledge but the practical skills to serve and empower families.

Course Curriculum

Certification Requirements
Overview of breastfeeding specialist certification requirements and forms.

1. Evolution of Breastfeeding
Understand the evolution of breastfeeding and cultural shift from nursing to bottle feeding and back again.

2. Support Strategies
Learn how to empower and support families to breastfeed.

  • Module 2 Introduction
    00:35
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
    09:55
  • Complete Reading
  • Assignment Two
  • Assignment Three

3. Breast Anatomy
Overview of breast anatomy.

  • Module 3 Introduction
    00:33
  • Anatomy and Physiology
    10:46
  • Milk Production
    01:49
  • Complete Reading
  • Assignment Four

4. Basics of Breastfeeding
Learn how to get started breastfeeding.

  • Module 4 Introduction
    00:38
  • Overview Attachment
    10:27
  • Phases and Positions
    10:26
  • Laid Back Breastfeeding
    02:57
  • Complete Reading
  • Assignment Five

5. Pumping and Options
Understanding pumping, purchasing breast milk, & other options.

  • Module 5 Introduction
    00:33
  • Milk Production
    08:06
  • Using a Pump
    03:36
  • Complete Reading
  • Assignment Six

6. Beyond first month
Strategies and information for breastfeeding after the first month.

  • Module 6 Introduction
    00:32
  • Cluster Feeding
    01:15
  • Older Baby Nursing
    01:20
  • Complete Reading
  • Assignment Seven
  • Assignment Eight

7. Common Challenges
Review of breastfeeding challenges and implementing strategies to manage and overcome.

  • Breastfeeding Challenges
    02:28
  • Complete Reading
  • Assignment Nine
  • Assignment Ten

8. Breastfeeding and Culture
This module examines culture, feminism, and bias in breastfeeding.

  • Cultural Barriers
    07:21
  • Breastfeeding and Racism
    03:19
  • Resource Fact Sheet
  • Reading Textbook
  • LGBTQ Breastfeeding
  • Assignment Eleven
  • Assignment Twelve
  • Document Support Hours

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5 months ago
Very educational course, I feel ready to help the breastfeeding community.