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Learn More about Breastfeeding
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Opportunities to Learn More about Breastfeeding

It takes a village to support a breastfeeding family. Everyone who comes in contact with a breastfeeding mother can offer her support.

Learn how to play a positive role in helping a mom who is breastfeeding. Successful breastfeeding is encouraged and supported by:

  • Child care providers
  • Health care providers
  • Employers
  • Breastfeeding coalitions

Become a leader in breastfeeding support by taking advantage of training opportunities to further your knowledge.

Local Learning Opportunities

Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding

  • Loveland – August 6-10
  • Arvada – October 15-19

Lactation Here & Now

  • Denver Children’s Hospital – September 20-21

Trainings on Breastfeeding for Child Care Providers

  • Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care online
    This interactive training module is now available on the Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System (PDIS). Using the link https://ecpd.costartstrong.org/ets/home search “breastfeeding” in the Course Catalog. In order to view the course, you will need to create an account and log in or use your existing login info (you can do this even if you are not a child care professional).The online training module is for child care professionals, but can be useful for anyone interested in gaining more information on breastfeeding in child care.
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training
    Interactive modules with narrated videos on: benefits of breastfeeding, supporting breastfeeding mothers, handling breastmilk, feeding breastfed infants, and breastfeeding friendly policies.
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention
    Continuing to breastfeed for the recommended amount of time can be challenging, especially when children need to be in child care. Learn practical solutions for encouraging and supporting mothers to breastfeed their babies.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
    Content includes a series of videos/slides on: infant development, breastfeeding recommendations, bottle-feeding, introducing solids, choking, toddler, and preschool nutrition needs.
  • Breastfeeding University
    Developed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, public health professionals, educators and La Leche League leaders, these trainings will help learners to establish a working knowledge of the importance of breastfeeding and how to support mothers and families to meet their breastfeeding goals.
  • Let’s Move
    This course provides information for early childhood professionals about the benefits of supporting breastfeeding moms and babies.

Breastfeeding Trainings for Coalitions

  • CDC-USBC Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinars
    Learn how to assist breastfeeding mothers who are having difficulty with breastfeeding. This video offers simple tips for effective assistance with latching on.
  • Power Tools for Coalitions
    The United States Breastfeeding Committee hosts this series of webinars as part of its training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for the network of breastfeeding coalitions across the United States.
  • Collective Impact
    The United States Breastfeeding Committee offers a forum to coordinate opportunities for collaboration and change. Their new Strategic Framework puts into practice the principles of collaboration and specifically, collective impact.

Breastfeeding Trainings for Health Care Providers

These trainings would benefit a wide range of health care professionals including primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, nurses, WIC staff, and anyone else who works with breastfeeding moms in a clinical setting.

  • Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
    Learn how to assist breastfeeding mothers who are having difficulty with breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding Grand Rounds
    This annual webcast is sponsored by the School of Public Health in partnership with the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs.
  • Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice
    his webinar seeks to reach obstetricians and gynecologists, midwives, other obstetric providers, lactation consultants, nurses, and staff in New York State to review these recommendations and their role in supporting women to meet their breastfeeding goals.
  • Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding
    Healthy Children Project, Inc. is defining the field of research-based breastfeeding education and ethical, evidence-based breastfeeding practice.
  • Supporting & Promoting Breastfeeding in Health Care Settings
    School of Public Health, University Physicians and health care providers have a unique role in promoting breastfeeding and supporting a woman’s decision to breastfeed. This support begins during preconception care and continues through prenatal care, delivery, postpartum care, and during ongoing care of the infant, woman and the family.
  • Nurse.com OnCourse Learning
    Human milk is the optimal nutrition for all infants. A serious effect of breastfeeding is the reduction in the risk of death in infancy. Nurses play an important role in lactation and breastfeeding success.
  • Breastfeeding Mechanics
    This course is intended to provide the information necessary for a healthcare professional to be able to instruct a woman on the benefits and mechanics of breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding Basics
    Promoting exclusive breastfeeding is a public health priority, and there are many organizations that can educate health care professionals on optimal breastfeeding practices, encourage information exchange and research, and expand knowledge of human lactation.
  • Let’s Go Trainings
    Let’s Go! provides a variety of training opportunities for practice teams. We’ll train your entire team on how Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 can help fight childhood obesity by focusing on healthy habits. Please contact us to discuss in-person training.
  • Let’s Go Webinar
    Learn early childhood feeding practices and how to implement them in your practice.
  • Breastfeeding Training Course & MOC Knowledge Self Assessment Course
    These courses are stand-alone resources offering comprehensive information on breastfeeding and provide a crucial foundation in meeting your institution’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s training needs.
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
    Content includes a series of videos/slides on: infant development, breastfeeding recommendations, bottle-feeding, introducing solids, choking, toddler, and preschool nutrition needs.
  • Breastfeeding University
    Developed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, public health professionals, educators and La Leche League leaders, these trainings will help learners to establish a working knowledge of the importance of breastfeeding and how to support mothers and families to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Breastfeeding Videos & Resources to Share with Clients & Patients

  • Global Health Media
    Click on the Breastfeeding tab to access videos containing simple visual demonstrations for initiating breastfeeding and solving common breastfeeding challenges.
  • Ready, Set, Baby
    Video series designed for new parents to understand the basics of baby care and breastfeeding.
  • Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
    Learn how to assist breastfeeding mothers who are having difficulty with breastfeeding.
  • WIC Loving Support
    The Women, Infants, and Children program offers resources for families who breastfeed through their Loving Support resources.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    The United States Breastfeeding Committee hosts this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its efforts to “create and model a culture of inclusion, diversity & equity.”
  • Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
    Learn how to assist breastfeeding mothers who are having difficulty with breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding Grand Rounds
    This annual webcast is sponsored by the School of Public Health in partnership with the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs.

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