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Staff Training

To establish and maintain breastfeeding, women need education and support from a knowledgeable health care community

Core competencies for all health professionals

The Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals were developed by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. These provide health professionals with a guideline and framework to integrate evidence-based breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and attitudes into their standard health care delivery practices.

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Baby-Friendly Hospital training

The Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium offers hospitals and health care professionals certified training and performance improvement tools for implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative's 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding.

Self-study module

Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE) has several educational offerings for health care providers. IABLE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to optimize the promotion and support of breastfeeding for families in the outpatient sector.

Regional in-person trainings