Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Prenatal and Postnatal Practices that Support Breastfeeding

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Welcome to the training on Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Prenatal and Postnatal Practices that Support Breastfeeding provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). This training includes three tutorials that can be taken individually or in sequence. We urge participants to begin with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Overview tutorial before taking the other modules.

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to protect, support, and promote breastfeeding in accordance with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Texas Ten Steps Program.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers, nurses, and other health-care providers who work at hospitals or birth facilities or have direct contact with pregnant women or new mothers.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Determine how to promote patient-centered communication about breastfeeding.
  2. Given a case study, develop a collaborative health-care plan.
  3. Summarize the benefits and risks of different infant feeding methods.
  4. Employ recommendations to support breastfeeding after a mother returns to the workplace.

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding consists of three tutorials. You are encouraged to enroll in the complete package of tutorials:

  1. Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Overview
  2. Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Birth Practices that Support Breastfeeding
  3. Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Prenatal and Postnatal Practices that Support Breastfeeding

Please note this module expires on 11/16/2018.

All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

This module includes a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation. You must take the pre-test before beginning the course. After completing the course, you must take a post-test and score at least 75 percent to pass. After passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate of completion.


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