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We proudly work with hospitals and medical centers of all sizes, providing education for as few or as many staff members as required.

If there are two or more sister hospitals from the same health group working towards Baby-friendly accreditation, we encourage the combination of enrollment purchase, in order to take advantage of the greater discount we offer for larger orders. For more information please visit the multi-site health groups page.

Courses

Our core courses have been designed to meet the Baby-friendly education requirements of each staff member in your organization.

20 hours
19 L CERPs, 1 E CERP
20 CHs and 20 CPD points
$65-$100

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4 hours
4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
3 Mainpro+ Credits
$65-$100

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8 hours
8 CHs and 8 CPD points
$32.50-$50

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Short Presentation
FREE

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Pricing

Step 2 Education pricing for hospitals and medical centers is based on a sliding discount scale, where a larger order attracts a greater discount. We have created this discount system to help organizations of all sizes and budgets manage the costs associated with staff education.

Quotes and invoices are available in USD, CAD, NZD or AUD.
Number of Students Breastfeeding Essentials (20 hours)
Breastfeeding Essentials for Physicians (4 hours)
Breastfeeding for Allied Health (8 hours) All Continuing Education Lectures (1-2 hours)
2-9$100$50$25
10-49$87$43.50$21.75
50-99$83$41.50$20.75
100-199$78$39$19.50
200-299$72$36$18
300+$65$32.50$16.25

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Services

100% Online Courses

  • Cost effective with no setup fees or hidden charges
  • No special equipment or programs required to install or maintain
  • Flexible and accessible 24/7, 365 days a year!
  • Self-paced learning
  • Engaging content delivery for all learning types: visual, aural, physical
  • Uniform education delivered to staff for consistency of care

Online Staff Management

  • Nominate multiple education facilitators (up to 4 free*)
  • Independently manage staff education through the website
  • Order and purchase enrollments
  • Enroll new staff members
  • Manage staff progression

Spreadsheet Reports

  • Real time reports are downloadable 24/7, 365 days a year!
  • Access staff progress easily and accurately
  • Produce detailed or summary data required for Baby-friendly accreditation assessment

Technical Support

  • The Client Services team are on hand to assist with any questions
  • Staff can contact the Client Services team directly for assistance
  • An experienced Lactation Educator is available to support staff through their education process

Accreditation

  • L-CERPs and E-CERPs are awarded by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. (CERPs are recognized as accredited continuing education credits for Quebec Nurses).
  • Contact Hours (CHs) awarded by the California Board of Registered Nursing (USA Nurses).
  • CPD points (Australian Nurses and Midwives), 1 hour accredited CE credits (Quebec Nurses).
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Mainpro+ Credits (Canadian Physicians)

Re-accreditation and Continuing Education

Additional education courses to assist in the maintenance of Baby-friendly status after accreditation is achieved and can also be utilized to specialize in maternity care areas.

Pricing is outlined in detail above and is dependent on the number of students enrolled, ranging from $16.25-$25.

Continuing Education Courses

1 L-CERP, 1 E-CERP, 2 CH/CPD

Breastfeeding Policy Orientation is a short course for health professionals supporting women during pregnancy, birthing and for the duration of breastfeeding, who work in a Unit that is Baby Friendly accredited or striving for that accreditation. It is perfect for orientating all staff new to your Unit, as well as re-familiarizing staff prior to re-accreditation. The course focuses the participant’s attention on your Unit’s Breastfeeding Policy and how the Baby Friendly 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, or 7-Points in Community Settings, are incorporated into your Policy and the procedures that they will follow. Regular familiarization with the Policy will ensure high standards are maintained and prevent conflicting advice.

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Author: Denise Fisher. 6 month student enrollment period.

1 L-CERP, 1 CH/CPD

Supplementation of the breastfed infant has been steadily increasing over the years, reducing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding and increasing the likelihood of premature weaning. This presentation explores the reasons for necessary and unnecessary supplementation, as well as when, why and how to supplement if necessary.

Marsha is a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She maintained a large clinical practice at a major HMO in Massachusetts, is a published author and an international speaker. Consulting with hospitals, providing in-service presentations, speaking at conferences and workshops and advocating for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels occupy her professional time. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, Baby Friendly USA, Best for Babes Foundation, and the US Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA). She is a past president of the International Lactation Consultant Association and the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy.

Lecturer: Marsha Walker. 2 month student enrollment period.

1 L-CERP, 1 CH/CPD

The late preterm infant is defined as being born between 34 weeks and 36 weeks 6 days gestation. The advantages of breast-milk feeding for premature infants are even greater than those for term infants: however, a large body of literature in the past 5 years documents the increased risk of morbidity and even mortality of the late preterm infant often related to feeding problems, especially when there is inadequate support of breastfeeding. This lecture defines the characteristics of the late preterm infant, noting their effect on early postnatal adaptation and outlining ideal clinical management and morbidity prevention.

Dr Kathleen Marinelli is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and a neonatologist and director of lactation Support Services at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, CT, USA. Her research interests focus on breastfeeding and the use of human milk in the neonatal intensive care unit, cup-feeding, donor milk and donor milk-banking, and the education of medical professionals.

Lecturer: Dr. Kathleen Marinelli. 2 month student enrollment period.

1 L-CERP, 1 CH/CPD

Pump-dependent mothers of preterm infants commonly experience insufficient production. In this lecture Dr Morton presents compelling research demonstrating the combination of two milk removal techniques: hand expression of colostrum, and hands-on pumping of mature milk, that increased mean daily milk volume to nearly 1L and maintained production at that level for at least 8 weeks despite pumping less frequently. This lecture is complete within itself, however CE38: Baby-Friendly Bedside Care for Low and High Risk Infants is supported by the application of these techniques.

Dr Jane Morton was the Director of the Breastfeeding Medicine Program at Stanford University, executive board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Breastfeeding and Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Her particular interest is preventing breastfeeding problems by training new mothers, their partners and their providers simple, doable but critical steps from the first day, no matter what the challenges may be.

Lecturer: Dr. Jane Morton. 2 month student enrollment period.

1 L-CERP, 1 CH/CPD

In this lecture Dr Morton discusses the most important actions to be implemented in the first few days following birthing that will guarantee successful, continued breastfeeding. She looks at how to apply these principles to the healthy, term baby, then how to adapt them to the special needs of the infant at risk of morbidity and re-admission to hospital. Finally, to achieve this goal, Dr Morton outlines a 5-point "Share the Care" plan that provides a proactive plan of care that will reduce the perennial staff problems of insufficient time, insufficient knowledge and skills, and lack of individual accountability that pervades many hospitals. This lecture is complete within itself, however CE37: Game-changing Research about Breast-milk Expression provides the background knowledge you will need for success.

Lecturer: Dr. Jane Morton. 2 month student enrollment period.

1 L-CERP, 1 CH/CPD

Dr Dumas will present the differences between kangaroo and skin-to-skin care practices at birth and what is meant by evidence. She will then explain the exhaustive evidence that is available for two Baby-friendly Steps: step 4 on skin-to-skin and step 7 on mother-infant togetherness. Presenting how these techniques are realized in Canada and in Sweden, she will prompt participants to reflect on their own clinical practice to ensure a safe transition for both mother and baby at vaginal birth and at caesarean section and also how to explain these important facts to parents.

Lecturer: Louise Dumas. 2 month student enrollment period.

1 L-CERP, 1 CH/CPD

In this presentation, participants will realize the importance of the documented risks of non-breastfeeding for both mother and baby. They will discover how to inform pregnant women and mothers on those risks. Participants will also recognize that most of the women’s difficulties with breastfeeding are often due to the non-respect of bases and criteria of Baby-Friendly Initiative (WHO/UNICEF). Dr Dumas will prompt participants’ reflection on their own practice by explaining the bases of Baby-Friendly Initiative (WHO/UNICEF) and how certain aspects of the Code (WHO/UNICEF) influence practices and services.

Lecturer: Louise Dumas. 2 month student enrollment period.

Breastfeeding Essentials is a 20 hour online course for primary carers, like nurses and direct care staff, who care for families during pregnancy, birthing and for the duration of Breastfeeding. The participant learns how to apply each of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, or the 7-Point Plan for the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding in community settings. The curriculum is based on the WHO/UNICEF requirements for Baby- friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. Available in French and English.

Pricing is dependent on the number of students enrolled, ranging between $65-$100. Click Here to view detailed pricing information.

12 month student enrollment period.

Accreditation

Breastfeeding Essentials was written by Denise Fisher, AM, MMP, BN, IBCLC, edited and maintained by Carole Dobrich BS, RN, IBCLC, ANLC. On successful completion participants will receive a certificate with the following educational points noted:

  • 19 L CERPs, 1 E CERP awarded by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
  • 20 hours pre-exam education (IBLCE)
  • 20 Contact Hours (CHs) awarded by the California Board of Registered Nursing (USA Nurses)
  • 20 CPD points (Australian Nurses and Midwives)
Curriculum (View as PDF)

Breastfeeding Essentials for Ancillary Staff is suitable for non-clinical staff who come into contact with parents and infants, yet do not provide direct breastfeeding education or support. Example: Administration Staff, Audiologists, Photographers, Ward Assistants or Janitors/Cleaners.

This short presentation will provide the participant with an understanding of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative® by outlining the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

This course is free for clients who purchase additional courses.

Presentation Options

As a free course (conditions apply) there are two options for presentation to your ancillary staff:

Enrollment

Each staff member is enrolled individually under the organization account and assigned a username and password which is emailed to their nominated email address.

The staff member is then responsible for logging in to their student account, watching the video presentation and collecting the completion certificate. Students have 12 months to access the video and are able to be included in all organization reports.

Group Viewing

If you have a large group of ancillary staff or your ancillary staff do not have access to an email address, a link to the presentation can be supplied for your organization to host group viewings of the video presentation. Baby-friendly accreditation requires accurate records of all staff education therefore there must be a sign-in sheet kept on file for group viewings of this nature.

Accreditation

Author Carole Dobrich, BS, RN, IBCLC, ANLC.
Reviewed by Melanie Gingras, BScN, IBCLC & Lenore Goldfarb, PhD, CCC, IBCLC, ALC.
Voiced and video presentation by Abel Algeria-Vagas, MA, JD.

Key Points
  • Outline each of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Major points of the World Health Organization’s International Code of the Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes explained
  • Outline advantages of breastfeeding
  • Discuss support of mothers within the scope of their role
Curriculum (View as PDF)

Breastfeeding Essentials for Allied Health Professionals is an 8-hour online course that meets the educational needs of clinical staff who provide secondary or supportive care to parents and babies. A short video introduces participants to the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative followed by course modules addressing relevant Baby-friendly concepts to assist the participant in providing the appropriate level of care within the scope of their role.

Pricing is dependent on the number of students enrolled, ranging between $32.50-$50. Click Here to view detailed pricing information.

12 month student enrollment period.

Accreditation

Breastfeeding Essentials for Allied Health Professionals was written by Denise Fisher, AM, MMP, BN, IBCLC, edited and maintained by Carole Dobrich BS, RN, IBCLC, ANLC. On successful completion participants will receive a certificate with the following educational points noted:

  • 8 Contact Hours (CHs) awarded by the California Board of Registered Nursing (USA Nurses)
  • 8 CPD points (AUS Nurses and Midwives)

Curriculum (View as PDF)

Breastfeeding Essentials for Physicians is a 4 hour online course for physicians who support and care for families during pregnancy, birthing and the duration of breastfeeding. The in-depth content is presented across ten modules and covers essential topics for providing best-practice breastfeeding and maternity care. Upon completion the participant will be well prepared for Baby-friendly accreditation.

Pricing is dependent on the number of students enrolled, ranging between $65-$100. Click Here to view detailed pricing information.

12 month student enrollment period.

Accreditation

Breastfeeding Essentials for Physicians was written by Dr. Anjana Srinivasan MDCM, CCFP, IBCLC. Carole Dobrich BS, RN, IBCLC, ANLC and Lisa Graves MD, CCFP edited the course and co-authored certain sections. Kathleen Marinelli MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP was the course development evaluator. On successful completion participants will receive a certificate with the following educational points noted:

  • 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 3 Mainpro+ Credits (Canadian Physicians)

Curriculum (View as PDF)
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