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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 parent can offer 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 lactation support by taking advantage of training opportunities to further your knowledge.

Local Learning Opportunities

Community Lactation Access Project
Caring for and feeding babies is a learned art as much as it is a biological process. Skilled, kind, knowledgeable support is crucial in the early days. The Community Lactation Access Project is dedicated to training support people in every community, at multiple access points for parents.

Lactation Counselor Training Course
The Lactation Counselor Training Course is a comprehensive, evidence-based, college level, breastfeeding management course that includes practical skills, theoretical foundations and competency verification.

Basic and complex technical issues are explored within the context of problem solving and counseling strategies. This course prepares participants for professional work in the hospital and in public health and community settings. It trains participants in how to gain insight into clients’ problems with a strong focus on counseling skills.

At the end of the course, participants who have completed all competencies may sit for the CLC® examination, the premier national certification in lactation management for the United States, which is administered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP).

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 Login (, 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.
  • 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.
  • Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Setting
    This self-guided training gives informal child care providers, such as family, friends, or neighbors the basics for supporting breastfed children while in their care.

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.
  • Michigan Breastfeeding Monthly webinar series
    Michigan Breastfeeding Network presents the Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinars from 1-2 pm EST on the third Tuesday of every month.

Breastfeeding Trainings for Health Care

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.
  • 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 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.
  • Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery
    Learn how to assist breastfeeding mothers who are having difficulty with breastfeeding.
  • WIC Breastfeeding Support
    The Women, Infants, and Children program offers resources for families who breastfeed through their Loving Support resources.

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