Breastfeeding Support and Promotion

$24.00 | CE Hours:8.00 | Beginning

CEU Course Description

This intermediate level continuing education course describes how supporting mothers and babies who are breastfeeding will increase the public health impact of everyone’s efforts, reduce inequities in the quality of health care that mothers and babies receive, and improve the support that families receive in employment and community settings. Topics include health risks of formula feeding, global benefits of breastfeeding, lactation problems, working and the breastfeeding mother, and the role of the W.I.C. program and lactation consultant in breastfeeding promotion.

CEU Course Objectives

1. List the health risks associated with formula feeding and early weaning.

2. Understand the psychosocial effects and global environmental benefits of breastfeeding.

3. State the national objectives for Healthy People 2010.

4. Explain how knowledge and support affect breastfeeding rates, and discuss the role of the Lactation Consultant.

5. Identify various lactation problems and how returning to work influences the duration of breastfeeding.

6. Examine the recent expansion of the W.I.C. program in breastfeeding promotion and how the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative promotes breastfeeding.

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: 2013-04-11

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