Created for all child care 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.
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; explain ways to support the needs of breastfed infants and safe handling and storage procedures for breast milk; describe and apply the four goals that breastfeeding support policies should address to create a welcoming environment for breastfeeding families; and identify and summarize strategies that can be used to create and implement a breastfeeding-friendly program.
Attention Maryland Students: This course has been approved by Maryland and can be used to fulfill the breastfeeding support requirement.
Topics Covered in Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care:
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written 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