0111_SHU_ Breastfeeding Education and Competencies_Live - August 19 & 23 Class

August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024

Course Description: 

This 2-day course was designed to educate maternity nursing staff to implement the 10 successful steps of breastfeeding as outlined by Baby Friendly USA to meet the criteria and competencies required by WHO and UNICEF. Staff will be given sufficient knowledge, competence, and skills to support breastfeeding from delivery of the infant to discharge. Didactic, hands-on skills, case studies, competency questions, and teach backs will be used to solidify concepts and demonstrate retention of knowledge.

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Registered Nurse (RN)

Other licensed healthcare team members


Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Appraise compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in one's health facility.

2. Explain a facility’s infant feeding policies and monitoring systems.

3. Demonstrate listening and learning skills whenever engaging in a conversation with a mother about infant feeding.

4. Use skills for building confidence and giving support whenever engaging in a conversation with a mother regarding infant feeding.

5. Recommend immediate and uninterrupted skin-to skin.

6. Prioritize breastfeeding within the first hour, according to feeding cues.

7. Discuss with a mother how breastfeeding works.

8. Support mothers getting a baby to latch using a variety of positions and techniques.

9. Educate mothers on how to identify and respond to feeding cues, manage milk expression, breastfeed a low-birth-weight or sick baby, and prevent or resolve difficulties with breastfeeding.

10. Apply strategies to help a mother whose baby needs fluid other than breast milk or a mother who is not feeding her baby directly at the breast.

11. Prepare families for discharge by providing resources for additional education and support related to infant feeding.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/19/2024 - 8:00am PDT
Event ends: 
08/23/2024 - 4:30pm PDT

Culturally Appropriate Care which is Free of Implicit Biases (AB 1195 & 241):

Learners are strongly encouraged to engage in self-directed learning related to the impact of implicit biases in this clinical area via the references provided below:

  • Kopp, S., Kelly, E., & DeFranco, E. (2023). Influence of social determinants of health on breastfeeding intent in the United States. Birth; 00:1-10. doi:10.1111/birt.12740.
  • Robinson, K., Fial, A. & Hanson, L. (2019). Racism, bias, and discrimination as modifiable barriers to breastfeeding for African American women: A scoping review of the literature. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health; 64(6): 734-742.
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Roseville, CA
United States
Auburn Faith

Disclosure of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support & Conflict of Interest

No one involved in the planning or presentation of this educational activity have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. No financial or in-kind commercial support was received to produce or promote this educational activity.   

– Provider Designee/Verification:  Kerri Maya, MSL, RN



In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

Sutter Health designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 14.50 continuing professional development contact hours for nurses, Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Other Disciplines: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit HOURS™ Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting the continuing education requirements for Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Care Practitioners. For other disciplines, please check with the regulatory board for your discipline to confirm what type of credits meet the continuing education requirements. Continuing education hours for nurses accredited by ANCC, via Joint Accreditation.

Attendance & Credit Claiming

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