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Breastfeeding Module for PostPartum CNA’s (2 CEU’s)

There is no doubt that breastfeeding is fundamental for the health and development of children. According to the WHO estimates, over one million children die each year from diarrhea, respiratory and other childhood infections because they are not adequately breastfed. Many more children suffer from unnecessary illnesses that they would otherwise not have if they were breastfed, WHO reports.

There are several barriers to adequate breastfeeding. Most mothers return to work only six to eight weeks after giving birth. The separation of mothers and babies during the workday poses a logistical obstacle to continued breastfeeding. In order to encourage breastfeeding to working mothers, many employers have implemented many options to maintain lactation, ranging from on-site child care to established lactation rooms with breast feeding pumps at the workplace with designated regular breaks for pumping. However, there’s no doubt that employment represents a HUGE societal barrier to successful breastfeeding

Student Objectives

The purpose of this course is to enable Nurse Assistants working on Mother-Baby and other postpartum units to.

  1. Discuss the benefits of breastfeeding
  2. Describe potential barriers to breastfeeding
  3. Describe the physiology of lactation and contraindications to breastfeeding
  4. Identify what healthcare professionals can do to support breastfeeding
  5. Describe techniques for successful breastfeeding that are based upon current research



Instructions for taking the course

To complete the course successfully, you must go through all the lessons below. You MUST mark each lesson as complete by clicking the MARK COMPLETE BUTTON. If you do not click the mark complete button, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next lesson. Please notice that all lessons have a minimum set amount of time that you are expected to spend on each lesson. You will not be allowed to Mark the Lesson Complete until the timer resets to zero; that is, until the minimum time set for the course has passed. For example if lesson A has an allocated minimum time of 10 minutes, you will have to wait 10 minutes before you can mark Lesson A complete. The Mark Complete button for lesson A will be grayed out and will not become active until 10 minutes are over.

WARNINGIf you forget to click the Mark Complete button done, you will be prompted to go back to that lesson again and have to wait till the allocated timed minutes resets to zero again before the Mark Complete button becomes active. After all lessons are completed and they are Marked Completed, you will then be allowed to take the post test. If you successfully pass the quiz, you will earn CEU’s for this course and you can proceed to print out your certificate.