To establish and maintain breastfeeding, women need education and support from a knowledgeable health care community
Core competencies for all health professionals
The Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals were developed by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. These provide health professionals with a guideline and framework to integrate evidence-based breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and attitudes into their standard health care delivery practices.
Baby-Friendly Hospital training
The Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium offers hospitals and health care professionals certified training and performance improvement tools for implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative's 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding.
A Self-Study Module in Lactation Management from Wellstart International. Wellstart’s mission is to advance the knowledge, skills and ability of health care providers regarding the promotion, protection and support of optimal infant and maternal health and nutrition, from conception through completion of weaning.
Regional in-person trainings