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Health Care Provider Training and Resources


Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative training

 Online training

·         GOLD Lactation online conference

In-person training


Core competencies for all health professionals

Developed by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. Provide health professionals with a guideline and framework to integrate evidence-based breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and attitudes into their standard health care delivery practices.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocols

Clinical protocols for a variety of lactation topics including supplementation, bedsharing, chest/breastfeeding promotion, substance use, pain, and more.

Drugs and Lactation Database, LactMed

Infant Risk Center, Breastfeeding

Medications during pregnancy and lactation

Lactation Support Toolkit for Home Visitors

The goal of this toolkit is to equip home visitors to support chest/breastfeeding. Resources identified are appropriate for a variety of health care providers. The toolkit includes:

  • evidence-informed operational policy recommendations
  • training resources
  • resources for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services
  • educational resources for clients

Breastfeeding Coalitions in Oregon

Feeding in Emergencies

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Toolkit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Community Preparedness Systems to Keep Babies Safe

Recorded webinar providing an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) toolkit and current research.

Infant and Family Support During Emergencies and Disasters, American Academy of Pediatrics

Tools for health professionals to support chest/breastfeeding families. Materials available in multiple languages.

HHS Maternal-Child Health Emergency Planning Toolkit

Provides guidance to address the needs of people who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or lactating and typically developing infants and young children in emergencies.