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Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium is your resource for implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative®’s 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding.
Our comprehensive online breastfeeding education program offers certified training and fosters performance improvement through Maintenance of Certification approved activities and practice monitoring tools.

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Certified Training
The content offered on this website has been provided by the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education in conjunction with the Virginia Dept. of Health and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The content offers valuable continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, dietitians, IBCLCS, and midwives, including up to 20 hours of continuing education credit as well as MOC Part 2 and Part 4 opportunities. Be sure to explore more about our credit offerings on our Accreditation page.
News & Announcements
CDC Offers Guidance on Breastfeeding and COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidance on breastfeeding for women with COVID-19. The agency says it remains unknown whether COVID-19 can be transmitted through breastmilk. However, they recommend breastfeeding women with confirmed COVID-19 or symptoms take precautions to avoid infecting her infant, such as washing hands before touching the child and wearing a face mask while the child is at the breast.
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Should Infants be Separated from COVID-19-Positive Mothers?
In new commentary, Alison Stuebe, MD, President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, addresses the risks and benefits of separating infants from COVID-19-positive mothers following birth. Although multiple public health organizations recommended keeping mothers and infants together, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises facilities to consider separating mothers and babies temporarily until the mother is no longer contagious, and recommends that the risks and benefits of temporary separation should be discussed with the mother by the healthcare team.
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ABM’s COVID-19 Resource Page
In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has compiled resources for healthcare professionals to best serve their patients. The pandemic has changed lives at work and at home, and continues to do so with each day. Information about COVID-19 transmission is emerging daily and the ABM encourages consulting resources such as the CDC and the WHO for the most recent guidance. Also included on the ABM’s resource page is ABM’s Statement on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), which is available in a English, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish.
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Training for Individuals
Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium is your resource for implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative®’s 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding. Our certified education programs foster performance improvement through Maintenance of Certification-approved activities and practice monitoring tools.
Training for Institutions
Discounts available for training your entire newborn and pediatric staff on the latest screening protocols and best practices to meet your state’s regulations.

Tools include software and training solutions that for enrollment, tracking, communication, and reporting.
What Learners Say About Our Courses
This training will help make sure we are giving all breastfeeding mothers the support they deserve.
Tennessee providers and hospitals have benefited greatly from the online lactation education course.
I am more confident in using my new breastfeeding knowledge in discussions one-on-one with patients.
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