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Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
Course Description: 

Written for all childcare providers who work with parents of infants, this course describes the importance of breastfeeding, best ways to support breastfeeding mothers, how to store and handle breast milk, how to create a comfortable environment for breastfeeding mothers, sharing your support policy with families and staff, and current state laws regarding breastfeeding.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care, you will be able to list and explain the benefits of breastfeeding for both the child and the mother; describe and apply the four goals that breastfeeding support policies should address to create a welcoming environment for breastfeeding families; identify and summarize strategies that can be used to create a breastfeeding-friendly program.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
SBC-13N9 CourseBook English20.2 $18.00
SBC-23N9 Online Course English20.2 $18.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either  CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

Attention Maryland Students: This course has been approved by Maryland and can be used to fulfill the breastfeeding support requirement.

Additional information for Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

Topics covered:
  • benefits of breastfeeding
  • advantages of human milk over other foods
  • benefits of breastfeeding for children with special needs
  • hints for bottle-feeding the breastfed baby
  • supporting families who are breastfeeding and families who are not breastfeeding
  • safe handling guidelines for breast milk
  • individualized plans for infants who are breastfeeding
  • components of a breastfeeding friendly program
  • select state regulations regarding breastfeeding
  • includes self-appraisal questionnaire for evaluating your program's breastfeeding policies
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

Instructional methodology:
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Final Course Multiple Choice Quiz and Short Essay Assignments.


Comments on Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care:

“I absolutely loved this Supporting Breastfeeding course! I enjoyed the videos and audio. It helped to reinforce important points that I'd read or was reading.” - Gwynn Oak, Maryland

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

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