Breastfeeding resources for health care providers

September 26, 2018
Topics: Lactancia

Standards and guidelines
Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services (U.S. Breastfeeding Committee).
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocols: Guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants.
Training
Online and self-paced training.
4th Trimester Project: A Critical Transition - Dr Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG. 
Presentation | Handouts.
Q & A session.
Breastfeeding Update - Three hour training for medical professionals (Baby-Friendly). 
Presentation | Handouts.
UNC Breastfeeding Pain Management Protocol.
UNC Medication and Lactation Counseling Guide.
Breastfeeding training sources. 
Regional/classroom training
International Lactation Consultant Association course providers directory: Search Directory of Course Providers.
Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Lactation Counselor certificate course.
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association Lactation Educator 20-hour course.
Lactation Journal Club, meets monthly in Denver.
Lactation Exam Review.
Position and policy statements
Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on breastfeeding and human milk. 
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine position on breastfeeding.
Family physicians position on supporting breastfeeding.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 
American College of Nurse-Midwives position statement on breastfeeding. 
National Association of Neonatal Nurses position statement.
American Public Health Association.
Breastfeeding protocols
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine clinical protocols.
Colorado Breastfeeding Update newsletter
Winter/spring 2014.
Fall 2013.
Summer 2013.
Winter 2013.   
Other resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Colorado Can Do 5 initiative. 
Colorado Can Do 5 crib cards. 
Colorado Hospital self-assessment. 
Medications and human milk. 
National Institute of Health Drugs and Medications Database.
University of Rochester Lactation Study Line: 585-275-0088 (inquiries from health professionals only).
Thomas Hale’s Breastfeeding and Medication Forum (for health care professionals).
Print materials
Getting It Right report.
Colorado Can Do 5 crib cards.