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Breastfeeding and Baby Friendly Hospitals

Contact Hours Awarded: 2.5

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Course Overview

Breastfeeding and Baby Friendly Hospitals
Morgan Curry

Author: Sarah Schulze

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 Breast milk Substitutes
    6. Widespread Promotion of Breastfeeding
    7. Case Studies
    8. Moving Forward: The Future of Breastfeeding
    9. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss breastfeeding and how to promote baby friendly hospitals. It will take the average learner 150 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will 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.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course Renewed on: February 21, 2022

Course Expires on: February 21, 2025

Course Offering: #9