Training Tools, Clinical Guidelines, and Professional Education Materials
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocols
These protocols serve as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants
Baby's Perspective by Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP- For doulas and infant postpartum care providers (baby nurses), lactation consultants, or anyone who is interested to learn more. Offers 18 IBCLC CLE units. The course teaches breastfeeding from the baby's perspective for those who care for the mother and baby in the early postpartum period. The class discusses how to meet the mother's needs as well as the infant's needs in preserving breastfeeding goals for the family.
Case Western Reserve University: Web based "Breastfeeding Basics" course directed at health professionals.
California Department of Public Health-Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in California's Hospitals This training was designed for all hospitals and birthing centers in California to guide them increasing their exclusive breastfeeding rates.
California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)
Their mission is to create a system for benchmarking and performance improvement activities for perinatal care throughout California.
Continuing Education Module
Toolkit Revision Summary
CDC Healthy Worksite Initiative
Includes a lactation support program
Clinical Care Path for Breastfeeding
A University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey guide providing information on important questions to ask mom, concerns that may arise, and guidance and intervention for those concerns in the prenatal, peripartum and postpartum mother and child.
LactMed- Drugs and Lactation Database
A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
Physician Lactation Education Collaborative
A resource of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, focusing heavily on lactation education for physicians
Texas WIC Training Material-How to Support a Breastfeeding Mother
This learning center will provide everything needed to train health care workers to support breastfeeding moms.
UCSD Lactation Training
The Lactation Educator Counselor program is held thru out California. The CLEC is a 40 hour course that typically meets for 3 days and then for 2 days about 6 weeks later. This format allows for maximum retention of information and makes it easier to schedule time from work to attend. This course is also available online for those who cannot travel to attend the course. For complete description of the course and dates please visit the website.
Union Institute and University BS in Maternal Child Health/Lactation Consulting
The major in Maternal Child Health/Lactation Consulting provides an evidence-based program for the lactation professional. Graduates will be qualified to counsel expectant mothers and mothers of young infants about best practices for the care and feeding of the young infant, and may also be qualified to provide instruction for and/or make presentations to the medical profession and community, governmental, and non-profit agencies.
Virginia Department of Health and the University of Virginia Health System Breastfeeding Training
This online Breastfeeding Training Course will provide health professionals with detailed information regarding the theory and practice of lactation management.The course hopes to encourage health care professionals in all specialties to become teachers and supporters of breastfeeding and lactation management.
Wellstart International's Lactation Management Self-Study Modules
The New Revised 3rd Edition of Wellstart's Lactation Management Self-Study Modules, Level 1 is a complete educational tool that is downloadable without charge.