woman breastfeeding

Back to Basics: Overview of the
Ten Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice

Originally presented on June 26, 2014

Megan Prokorym, MPH
New York State Department of Health

Deborah Gregg, MPH, RDN, CDN, CLC
New York State Department of Health

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the process to becoming designated as a New York State Breastfeeding Friendly Practice. The webinar will discuss the relationship between this designation and the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017, and will review the action steps that need to be taken over time to achieve this status, including participation in the virtual learning network. Participation in this webinar should be viewed as a first installment of the virtual learning network. 

Learning Objectives:
After this program participants will be able to

  • Illustrate the connection between being designated as a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice and the Prevention Agenda.
  • Identify at least 4 of the 10 Steps to create, encourage or support a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice.
  • Name three resources available to support a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice
  • Describe early adopters of Breastfeeding Friendly Practices in New York State.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until June 30, 2017.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until June 30, 2017.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until June 30, 2017. 

Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points (L-CERPs)

CERPs are allocated by IBLCE, Approval Number C1661263. This activity has been approved for 1.0 L-CERPs. 

L-CERPS available until June 25, 2017