Support for Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Beginning


CEU Course Description

Research has shown that breastfeeding is recognized as the best source of nutrition for most infants.  This CEU course provides guidance for public health professionals on how to select strategies to support breastfeeding mothers and increase breastfeeding rates.

Article Author:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what mothers identify as the most important interventions the health care system could have offered to help them breastfeed.

2.  Enumerate maternity care practices that support breastfeeding.

3.  Explain how breastfeeding helps to protect mothers and infants.

4.  Investigate the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes guidelines.

5.  Examine which women may need extra breastfeeding support.

6.  Describe what the support from health care professionals may include if a mother chooses to breastfeed.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2017-07-02

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