Breastfeeding: Promoting and Supporting

Breastfeeding gives infants a healthy start! Learn what you can do to promote and support breastfeeding for families and staff members in early education and child care programs. On March 17, 2016 ECELS presented this live webinar. Presenters included: Dr. Debra Bogen, MD, AAP,FABM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Nickki Lee, RN, BSN, IBCLC, CCE, CIMI, ANLC, CKC, Lactation Consultant, Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

This professional development session is designed for MIECHV and other home visitors, child care program directors, family child care providers, Head Start staff, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, Regional Key staff and instructors.
Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for participating and submitting an evaluation. PA Key and Act 48 professional development credit will be available for the recorded version.  To listen to the recording click here There are minor technical issues with a portion of the webinar.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Identify reasons to support breastfeeding
• Describe the rationale and practice for paced bottle-feeding
• Explain benefits to your program when staff are supported to breastfeed
• Identify breastfeeding resources in your community