Physicians, physician-assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and dentists who care for breastfeeding dyads often recognize the need for further training in breastfeeding medicine.
IABLE has Several Educational Offerings for Physicians & Other Providers
1) The One Day Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Healthcare Providers - Live or Online
IABLE’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.
2) The Annual Five Day Comprehensive Clinical Breastfeeding Medicine Course
This is the one and only comprehensive breastfeeding medicine course geared towards physicians and other providers who want to elevate their support for breastfeeding dyads in their office, and/or who are developing the knowledge and skills to practice breastfeeding medicine as a subspecialty. This event is usually held in June each year.
Registration for 2023 Coming Soon! Recordings will be available for 12 months after the course.
3) The Annual Clinical Breastfeeding Medicine Conference
This symposium is designed for health professionals who currently practice breastfeeding medicine, or who plan to in the future. Its learning format will allow for in depth discussions among participants on innovative strategies to manage various complex breastfeeding medicine problems. We also build in social time to hang out together and connect on a deeper level to form long lasting friendships. It really has been a blast! This event will be held in Phoenix, AZ - Nov 3-5, 2022, registration is pending.
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4) The 2nd Sunday Breastfeeding Medicine Case Discussion Series
(Accredited, No Charge)
These monthly webinars feature a presenter who will lead a discussion on a breastfeeding medicine topic centered around a clinical case. This learning format will allow participants to share their experiences and ideas on strategies to evaluate, diagnose, and /or manage various complex breastfeeding medicine problems.
5) The Little Green Book of Breastfeeding Management for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers
6) Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast
The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast is a free monthly podcast which highlights recent and intriguing research about human milk and clinical lactation.
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7) Clinical Question & LactFacts App
Every other week IABLE reviews a recent policy statement or other major article that has an impact on best practices in the care of breastfeeding/lactating families. Reading these are not only quick and easy, but will help you feel more confident when counseling on breastfeeding. These are available on our website, and also sent via our newsletter. We also send a periodic newsletter with information about our activities and new resources as they become available.
LactFacts Mobile App
LactFacts are very short summaries of our Clinical Questions. Each week we publish a LactFact along with the Clinical Question.We also provide the LactFacts mobile app as a great way to stay current on the move and find clinical evidence you need while with patients or clients. Need a fact to prove your point? Just whip out the LactFacts App! Available on Android and Apple.
Install the LactFacts App for Android on Google Play
8) Become an IABLE Member
How many CERPS can I earn thru IABLE, to sit for the IBCLE exam?
IABLE’s goal is to have a 90 hour course designed for physicians at some point. In the meantime, here is an outline of the credits you can obtain from IABLE from now thru 2022:
- Our monthly research series- 1 CERP per month
- Our monthly case discussion series- 1.5 CERPS/month
- Our e-course on NICU/PICU in the eCourse list- 5.5 CERPs
- Our May 31-June 4th Comprehensive Breastfeeding Medicine Course – approximately 26 CERPs (registration will be ready in about a month)
- Clinical Breastfeeding Medicine Conference each September- approximately 14 credits
We have a variety of other topics in our eCourses as well, and we add other special webinars from time to time, that all provide CERPs. For example, we are planning on a Beyond the Basics NICU/PICU course in the spring, that will probably be 15-20 CERPs.