Training for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

BFHI Training

Lactation Education Resources has been providing lactation management courses for over 15 years.
The Baby Friendly Hospital Training has been developed  Becoming baby friendlyspecifically to meet the educational requirements of Baby-Friendly USA.  The course covers all 'Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding' and will prepare your staff to care for breastfeeding mothers AND successfully pass the BFHI site visit. View a full proposal!

Training for nurses and other direct care personnel

Fifteen hours of webcast lessons (video of power point presentation with instructor’s audio) covering all of the 10 Steps to Breastfeeding Success. Lessons range from 20 – 45 minutes in length. If you allow staff to complete modules during work hours, this would allow them to squeeze a lesson or two during down time. Request a Quick Quote!

Healthcare Providers meeting regarding BFHI Training

Training for Physicians

Three hours of training are required for physicians. These are available in webcast format as well and provides 3 CME's.
View particulars of Provider Training

Do you have your own Learning Management System?

Our courses are SCORM compliant and we can provide files for you to load onto your own LMS. We will work with your technicians to assure it is compatible.

Thinking of creating your own Training Program? View our Cost Comparison

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 Collateral materials

  • Skills self-evaluation prior to and after training
  • Marketing in the workplace worksheet
  • Parent handouts
  • Sample scripts for staff
  • Quick Tips posters
  • In-patient Breastfeeding Care Plan
  • Discharge Breastfeeding Care Plan
  • Posters to announce BFHI training in your hospital
  • Parent handouts in English, Spanish and Chinese (duplicate as needed)
    • Prenatal (15 documents)
    • In-hospital (33 documents)
    • Post discharge (41 documents)

Clinical Competency Training

A format for the 5 hours clinical practicum is included. You may choose for your staff to accompany your staff lactation consultant on unit rounds, or set up a skills fair day. Talking points for each station are included.

Customize your Training with optional courses

  • Public Health Nurse Modules
  • Obstetric Clinic/office
  • Pediatric Clinic/office
  • Ancillary Staff
  • Military Module

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Baby Friendly Hospitals

Baby Friendly Hospitals

Hospitals using FirstLatch and LER’s training program range from Port Townsend, WA to Homestead, FL. From Palm Springs, CA to St Johnsbury, VT. From Waimea, HI, to Beijing, China.

Check out our map to view hospitals designated Baby Friendly. Our Logo designates Healthcare centers that have used our training for the BFHI initiative.