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.
This module does not currently offer CE credit.
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding consists of three tutorials. You are encouraged to enroll in the complete package of tutorials:
- Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Overview
- Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Birth Practices that Support Breastfeeding
- Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Prenatal and Postnatal Practices that Support Breastfeeding
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.
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:
- Determine how to promote patient-centered communication about breastfeeding.
- Given a case study, develop a collaborative health-care plan.
- Summarize the benefits and risks of different infant feeding methods.
- Employ recommendations to support breastfeeding after a mother returns to the workplace.
Please note this module expires on 11/16/2018.
This module was released on 11/16/2015.
Continuing Nursing Education
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded contact hour(s) of Continuing Nursing Education.
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Certified Health Education Specialists
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Certified Community Health Worker
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program has certified this course for contact hour(s) of continuing education for Certified Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors.
Certificate of Attendance
The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has designated hour(s) for attendance.
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- Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity. To receive continuing education credit the learner must successfully complete the following activities:
- Create a Texas Health Steps account.
- Complete on-line registration process.
- Thoroughly read the content of the module.
- Complete the on-line examination.
- Complete the evaluation.
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- Off-Label Use.
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- American Academy of Pediatrics Policy: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk, 2012
- Baby-Friendly USA
- Baby-Friendly USA Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Breastfeeding Resources
- Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care – 2011 Texas results / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The U.S. Surgeon's General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding - 2011
- Healthy People 2020 Mother, Infant, and Child Objectives
- Infant Risk Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- Texas Mother Friendly Program
- Texas Ten Step Program
- Star Achiever Training Modules
- Star Achiever Training Toolkit
- Texas Ten Step Scorecard
- World Health Organization / Global Health Targets 2025 Breastfeeding Policy Brief, 2013
- World Health Organization / Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, 2003
- World Health Organization / The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes
- U.S. Breastfeeding Committee
- Report on Breastfeeding in the United States: A National Agenda, 2001