Baby Friendly Hospitals: How to Promote Breastfeeding

breastfeeding
21
Mar

Contact Hours: 2.5

Breastfeeding is a natural biological process that has many benefits for human infants, children, and mothers. The promotion and preservation of successful breastfeeding during the first 2 years of life and beyond is a public health issue that can have long term positive effects on global health and survival, nutrition goals, as well as the economy and environment. In this course we will discuss strategies that nurses can use to promote successful breastfeeding based on CDC guidelines and other relevant evidence.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Current Practice
  3. Global Implications: The Benefits of Breastfeeding
  4. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Standards for Hospitals and Birthing Centers to Improve Breastfeeding Goals
  5. The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
  6. Widespread Promotion of Breastfeeding
  7. Case Studies
  8. Moving Forward: The Future of Breastfeeding
  9. References (Bibliography)

More Course Information

In this course we will discuss the importance of breastfeeding, potential barriers, and strategies nurses can utilize to increase breastfeeding rates.

Author: Sarah Schulze, MSN, APRN

Course objectives: Upon completion of the course the learner shall be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of breastfeeding in relation to mother and infant health.
  2. Describe the barriers mothers face when attempting to breastfeed.
  3. List and describe strategies nurses can use to increase breastfeeding compliance.

This course will require the average user 150 minutes to complete and awards 2.5 hours of continuing education.

Target audience: 

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for completion:

Successful completion of all modules (course content, test, and evaluation).

Course Offering # 9

Continuing Education Provider Approval # 7-0090

Expiration: December 21, 2021

Nursing CE Central is an approved provider of continuing education per the KBN.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
  • The Effects of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on Breastfeeding Success  0/1

Instructor

Sarah Schulze, MSN, APRN

Sarah is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has diverse nursing experiences including intensive care nursing and nursing instruction. She received her MSN from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently practices as an APRN in a pediatric clinic.

Free

In this course we will discuss the importance of breastfeeding, potential barriers, and strategies nurses can utilize to increase breastfeeding rates.