Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding and Lactation in Health Care Settings

Prenatal Settings

Presented in March 2022

Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG ​
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology​
Interim Fellowship Director, Gynecologic Oncology​
Professor, College of Medicine & School of Public Health​
Downstate Health Sciences University

This webinar will review the recommendations for health care providers to support breastfeeding/chestfeeding in prenatal settings, including the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and evidence-based strategies in hospital/birthing centers to successfully support the establishment and maintenance of breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

Learning Outcome
As a result of attending this training, learners will increase and enhance knowledge and competence on how to articulate culturally appropriate education and practice strategies for supporting breastfeeding/chestfeeding/human milk feeding for pregnant and parenting people in the prenatal period.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Summarize national expert recommendations for breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
  • Explain the benefits of human milk feeding on infant and maternal health.
  • Describe culturally appropriate, inclusive breastfeeding/chestfeeding education by trimester.
  • Identify strategies to promote, support, and protect breastfeeding/chestfeeding (including Breastfeeding-Friendly Practices).

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits:
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

None of the other planners or presenters have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

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 Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2023.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

University at Albany School of Public Health is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2023.

Certified Health Education Specialists

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at 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 Competency credits available are 1.0. Provider ID# 99086.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2023. 

Certified in Public Health

This event is sponsored by School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

This offering is approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2023. 

Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points (L-CERPs)

CERPs are allocated by IBLCE, Approval Number C2022044. This activity has been approved for 1.0 L-CERPs. 

L-CERPs will be available until March 31, 2023.