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Online Breastfeeding Education for Parents

May- ENRICH

(ABOVE FLYER IN SPANISH)

 

Ready, Set, Baby

This interactive, online resource allows expectant parents to plan for successful breastfeeding through a self-paced experience. It is an important resource when in-person classes may not be available. Created by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in partnership with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

Global Health Media,– instructional breastfeeding videos from latching and hand expression to nipple pain and engorgement, available in several languages –

The Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE)  – instructional videos showing paced bottle feeding, finger feeding and cup feeding are publicly available in English

 

 

In-Person Prenatal Breastfeeding Class for Parents

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, in partnership with Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Family Health (Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Program) has created a FREE two (2) hour class for parents.  The high-quality, highly visual, infant feeding class is available for FREE to anyone in Kansas and can be integrated into health departments, hospitals or community-based prenatal education classes.  It is an evidence-based curriculum designed to educate families in a prenatal class setting about safe and optimal infant feeding and aligns with WIC, High 5 for Mom and Baby, and the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network messages and education related to parenting and maternity care practices

The class curriculum addresses the following:

  • Establishing and maintaining sufficient and safe breast milk supply
  • Breast anatomy and physiology
  • Maternal diet and lifestyle choices (substance and alcohol)
  • Prescription and nonprescription medications
  • Infant stomach capacity
  • Baby behavior feeding cues
  • Breastmilk expression, both hand and pump
  • Safe handling and storage of breastmilk
  • Returning to work
  • Safe preparation of infant formula
  • Biologically appropriate bottle feeding (quantity and technique)
  • Local community breastfeeding resources

In Kansas? To access the class curriculum, including a PowerPoint presentation, speaker notes and class handouts, please submit a request to Brenda Bandy at bbandy@ksbreastfeeding.org with the following:

  • Organization who will be responsible for teaching the class, including location
  • Name(s) and credentials of individuals who will be teaching the class
  • Schedule of class offerings to include dates, times and locations
  • Estimation of the number of families who will take the class annually
  • The following statement:  “[Insert name of organization] agrees to use the breastfeeding class curriculum in its entirety without modifications.”

Outside of Kansas? Program materials and implementation assistance are available for a fee. Contact Brenda Bandy at bbandy@ksbreastfeeding.org for more information.

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