The Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion eCourse
Includes access to the eCourse for 1 year and a copy of the OBC reference booklet. There are additional shipping charges for sending the OBC book sent outside the US.
The IABLE Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Course is a basic, clinically-focused course for any person who is a medical or community breastfeeding supporter. The course provides instruction on how to answer the most common breastfeeding questions that a lactating parent and their family have throughout the course of lactation, into toddlerhood and beyond.
A wide variety of community breastfeeding supporters have found this course rewarding and relevant to their work, including office nurses, medical assistants, nutritionists, public health nurses, home visitors, doulas, midwives, peer counselors, social workers, health professional students (nursing, medicine, pharmacy), medical interpreters, and medical providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants).
Attendees will gain knowledge and confidence in evidence-based care for common lactation questions and concerns.
- Identify the nutritional and immunologic properties of breastfeeding and the risks of artificial milk.
- Discuss care plans for common breastfeeding problems, such as sore nipples, poor weight gain, and latch difficulties.
- Use in-person and telephone breastfeeding triage tools that aid in increasing positive breastfeeding outcomes.
- Special Properties of Human Milk
- The Entero-Mammary Pathway
- Risks of Not Breastfeeding
- Contraindications to Breastfeeding
- Healthy People 2030 Breastfeeding Objectives
- Breastfeeding Demographics
- Barriers to Breastfeeding
- Prenatal Counseling
- Communication and Counseling the Breastfeeding Mother
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Positioning for Breastfeeding
- Infant Latch
- Defining a Feeding
- Feeding Frequency and Duration
- Infant and Maternal Signs of Adequate Milk Intake
- Breastfeeding in the Immediate Postpartum Period
- Lactogenesis II
- Supporting Dyads during the First Week Postpartum
- Maternal Infant Separation
- The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
- The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
- Hospital Discharge & Follow Up
- Sore Nipples- The Most Common Causes
- Proper Positioning and Latch to Prevent and Resolve Sore Nipples
- Managing Nipple Sores
- Breast Swelling and Engorgement
- Acute Mastitis
- Infectious Causes of Breast/Nipple Pain
- Non-Infectious Causes of Breast/Nipple Pain
- Infant Biting
- Pump Trauma
- Nipple Piercing
- The Baby Who is Not Gaining Well
- Pre/Post Feed Weights
- Maternal Low Milk Production
- Supplementing the Breastfed Baby
- Night Time Feedings
- The Non-Latching Baby
- Infant-Led Latch
- The Baby who Prefers One Side
- Nipple Shields
- Pacifiers and Nursing Infants
- Infant Fussiness at the Breast
- Complementary Feeding
- Parental Diet and Breastfeeding
- Induced Lactation and Re-lactation
- Milk Expression
- Breast Pumps
- Fitting Breast Shields
- Operating and Cleaning a Breast Pump
- Storage of Expressed Breastmilk
- Use of Expressed Breastmilk
- Returning to Work and Breastfeeding
- Maternal Medications and Breastfeeding
- Health Equity and Breastfeeding
- Role-Playing Exercises
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved for 14.5 Contact Hours by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Expiration Date: May 26th, 2023.
This course has been allocated 14.5 L CERPs by IBLCE Long Term Provider #CLT 117-04.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration has awarded Prior Approval of 14.5 CPEUs for this education activity.
Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM
Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM, is a clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In addition to family medicine, she has been practicing breastfeeding medicine since 1994.
Dr. Eglash is a cofounder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the Medical Director and cofounder of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, and the Medical Director of the University of Wisconsin Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic. She has published many peer- reviewed articles on breastfeeding medicine, has been the lead author on several Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols, and has been an associate editor for Breastfeeding Medicine Journal.
She co-hosts and produces a free bimonthly breastfeeding medicine podcast series, called The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast.
Dr. Eglash is founder and president of The Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of breastfeeding-knowledgeable medical systems and communities.
Conflicts of Interest
The Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion eCourse