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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


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.


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Course Content

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.

3. Breast Anatomy
Overview of breast anatomy.

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

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

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

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

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

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3 years ago
Very educational course, I feel ready to help the breastfeeding community.