Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Healthcare Providers - Live or Online
The Milk Mob’s one-day basic breastfeeding training for providers (curriculum here) instructs participants on prenatal breastfeeding education, intrapartum and early postpartum support, and differential diagnosis and management of the most common breastfeeding problems encountered by primary care providers. These problems include evaluation and management of low milk supply, breast/nipple pain, the use of medications during breastfeeding including contraception, complications in the early postpartum period, and breast pump counseling.
We have partnered with GOLD Learning to publish an online version of our accredited Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine for Healthcare Providers.
This is a 7 hour course designed for medical providers who care for breastfeeding mother/baby dyads in their OB/Gyn, family medicine or pediatric practices. It offers 7.25 CME credits and 7.25 CERPS in its entirety, and focuses on requisite knowledge needed to understand and execute management of common breastfeeding problems, such as mastitis, sore nipples, low/high milk supply, infant fussiness, breastfeeding infants who fail to gain weight, and medication concerns.
The material in this course should be considered fundamental knowledge for any medical resident or other health care provider-in-training who plans to work with breastfeeding dyads after graduation. Upon registration the course materials are available for 12 weeks. Individuals who complete this course are offered a free 3 year Milk Mob Trainee Membership.
Advanced Breastfeeding Medicine Training for Healthcare Providers
The Milk Mob’s 3-Day Advanced Breastfeeding Conference for Physicians & Other Medical Providers is designed for providers who would like to become breastfeeding medicine specialists. Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist providers play various roles including supervision of breastfeeding clinics, coordination of care with non-provider lactation consultants, provision of direct breastfeeding medical care, and education for medical students and residents. Most providers who become Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists work with breastfeeding mothers and babies in some capacity, such as in family medicine, pediatrics, neonatology, newborn nursery, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, population health, anesthesia, psychiatry, and emergency medicine.
Our 3-day advanced breastfeeding curriculum (available in the course brochure) is developed and taught by physician breastfeeding medicine specialists. The course focuses on approaches to evaluation and management of complex breastfeeding problems and controversial topics in breastfeeding medicine. Participants will have ample opportunity for individualized instruction, participate in small group learning exercises, and network with future mentors.
Attendance in this course requires knowledge of breastfeeding basics. Resources for basic breastfeeding education suitable for providers include:
1 - The Milk Mob Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine for Healthcare Providers. This course offers 7.25 CME credits. Upon registration the course materials are available for 12 weeks. Individuals who complete this course are offered a free 3 year Trainee Membership.
2 - The Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium Breastfeeding Training Course.
Upcoming Provider Courses are listed on our events page.