This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
The Academy's 2015 Position and Practice Papers on Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding highlight the importance of skill-building in the area of prenatal breastfeeding counseling for RDNs and NDTRs. This is an often overlooked skill that dietitians can utilize to support breastfeeding, a global public health priority. Prenatal education is core to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute has created a free, evidence-based curriculum for those who counsel pregnant women. The materials consist of a patient booklet and a corresponding educator flip chart with suggested text for facilitation of the booklet content. Pilot data from the curriculum will be shared that reveal significant improvements on all outcomes measured. In North Carolina, the state Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program hosted four regional trainings to roll-out the materials. Learn how clinics, hospitals and WIC programs are using these materials and develop your strategy to support breastfeeding.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4130, 4140, 6020
- Describe the importance of counseling women prenatally about breastfeeding.
- Utilize the provided, freely-available evidence-based materials to aid counseling
- Develop a strategy for integrating prenatal breastfeeding counseling into current settings.
- Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND
- Kathy Parry, MPH, IBCLC, LMBT
Moderator and Program Planner
- Lisa Akers, PhD, RDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND