Breastfeeding Training Course & MOC Knowledge Self-Assessment Course

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The online Breastfeeding Training Course & the MOC Knowledge Self-Assessment Course cover 6 topics ranging from Current Trends in Infant Feeding to Prenatal Nutrition and Breastfeeding Education to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. 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.

Which is right for you? If you are a physician and need MOC points, please be sure to enroll in the MOC Knowledge Self-Assessment Course ($129) in order to receive appropriate credit. This course includes pretest and posttest exercises, so that in addition to earning 20 CE credit hours, pediatricians can earn 10 MOC Part 2 points. Upon completion, your MOC Part 2 points will be directly reported to the American Board of Pediatrics.

If you do not need MOC points, please enroll in the Breastfeeding Training Course ($99). In this course, learners may earn up to 20 credits. Credit designation varies according to the length of the module and credit is earned at the completion of each module. Learners may choose from AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, L-CERPS, AAFP Prescribed Credit, Virginia Nurses Association contact hours, CPE dietitian credits or a Certification of Participation.

All coursework is self-paced. The system remembers where you stop in an exercise and returns to that place when you next log on. The Course Home Page provides a status reminder next to each exercise to alert you to your status for that exercise. Completed exercises can be reviewed as often as desired. Each exercise is followed by a brief course evaluation with an opportunity for user feedback. Please note: Currently, the evaluation form must be completed at the completion of each exercise. We understand that this is an inconvenience but this is necessary for accrediting purposes and we thank you for your understanding. Course content is appropriate for all healthcare providers. Exercises specifically recommended for physicians have been marked with **.

Within each exercise, content is presented in an easily read format with no scrolling. Beautiful imagery draws the reader in. Navigation arrows on the bottom of each page allow for easy back and forth movement within an exercise. The page counters at the top left of the content page provide a visual guide to content completion. Clicking the Exit Exercise link at the top right closes the exercise window and returns the user to the Course Home Page.

The Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium – Breastfeeding Training registration fee is $99 and includes access to all exercises and a choice of certified credit. The MOC Knowledge Seelf-Asseessmeent is $129 and includes all of the content mentioned above, plus a Pre-Test and Post-Test opportunity to meet the Maintenance of Certification requirement. Users have access to the course for 12 months following registration.  An Institutional Package with volume discounts is available for organizations with greater staff training needs.

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Breastfeeding Training Course Outline:

Section 1: Current Trends in Infant Feeding (2.5 total credits)Section 4: Preterm and Late Preterm Infants (2.25 total credits)
  • Overview: Current Trends in Infant Feeding
  • **National Breastfeeding Goals, Policies and Trends
  • Historical International Breastfeeding Initiatives
  • Cultural and Religious Influences
  • Infant Feeding and Obesity
  • Overview: Preterm and Late Preterm Infants
  • The Preterm Infant Definitions and Problems
  • Breastfeeding the Preterm and Late Term Infant
  • Pumping and Follow-Up
Section 2: Prenatal Nutrition and Breastfeeding Education (3 total credits)Section 5: The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (5 total credits)
  • Overview: Prenatal Nutrition & Breastfeeding Education
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Weight Gain Part 1
  • Prenatal Nutrition and Weight Gain Part 2
  • **Healthcare Providers Role and Responsibility in Breastfeeding Promotion
  • Counseling Strategies
  • **Benefits of Breastfeeding and Health Risks Associated with Not Breastfeeding
  • Overview: The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
  • Step 1: Written Breastfeeding Policy
  • Step 2: Staff Training
  • **Step 3: Breastfeeding Education for the New Mother
  • **Step 4: Initiate Breastfeeding in the First Hour
  • **Step 5: Maintaining Lactation
  • **Step 6: Exclusive Breastfeeding
  • **Step 7: Rooming-In
  • **Step 8: Breastfeeding on Demand
  • **Step 9: No Artificial Nipples or Pacifiers
  • **Step 10: Breastfeeding Support after Discharge
Section 3: Labor, Delivery and Immediate Postpartum Period (5.75 total credits)Section 6: Feeding the Older Infant and Young Child (1.5 total credits)
  • Overview: Labor, Delivery and the Immediate Postpartum Period
  • **Breast Anatomy and Physiology
  • **Labor and Delivery
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Infant Stomach
  • **Breastfeeding Initiation and Maintenance
  • Latch and Positioning
  • Special Needs Infants
  • Multiples, Relactation and Adoption
  • **Solving Breastfeeding Problems
  • **Perinatal Depression
  • Overview: Feeding the Older Infant and Young Child
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Complementary Foods and Beverages
  • Common Feeding Concerns

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