Helping Mothers Initiate Breastfeeding

Please note: this course has Prerequisites

Fee: $0.00

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

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This 45-minute module will give home visitors who work with pregnant women and families information they can use to support mothers who have chosen to breastfeed. The module offers anticipatory guidance to help mothers prepare for breastfeeding, including information on latch, positioning, foods to avoid, and baby's hunger and sleep signals. Participants learn difficulties a mother may encounter as she initiates breastfeeding, along with possible solutions. The module includes "red flags" to watch for that indicate that a mother may need additional help and resources that may be available to support breastfeeding mothers.


Please contact the HEDG Training Coordinator at 540-568-5251 or at if you have any questions. She will respond to your message within two business days through phone or email. Thank you and enjoy your training!

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