Breastfeeding Training Topics


Whether you're looking for breastfeeding training for working moms or preparing exclusively pumping moms, you can find all of our current breastfeeding-related training here.

New Trainings Available!

We are so excited to offer 4 new training units including Supporting Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building Connection During Unsettling Times. Learn more about all of our training modules below!

{NEW} Supporting Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Breastfeeding matters...especially during a pandemic. Up-to-date look at the vital importance of breastfeeding and ways to support breastfeeding among vulnerable populations who are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Length: 1-1.5 hours 


{NEW} Building Connection During Unsettling Times

Practical ways to stay connected and provide breastfeeding support for new families when social distancing and unease are the new normal. Includes tips to maintain our own mental health and ways to build a strong team of support.


Length: 1 hour

{NEW} Activities, Analogies, and Stories, OH MY!

Breastfeeding education should FUN...and memorable! And it can be done without blowing your budget. This lively session addresses adult learning techniques for new parents and a treasure trove of creative ways to teach breastfeeding concepts in both individual and group education settings.


Length: 1-1.5 hours


{NEW} Plan for Grands: Engaging Grandparents for Breastfeeding Support

Practical ways to engage grandparents during prenatal, in-hospital, and postpartum periods to improve breastfeeding support for new families. Includes tips for addressing tough counseling situations with grandparents.


Length: 1 hour

Answers for the Anxious: Tips For Getting Through the First Week

Helping moms build confidence when facing common challenges in the early days of breastfeeding, including infant latch, making plenty of milk, and adjusting to the emotional ups and downs of the first week.

Length: 1.5 hours


Beyond the Basics: Preventing and Managing Common Breastfeeding Problems

Strategies for helping mothers who face common breastfeeding challenges in the early weeks, including sore nipples, breast pain, infant latch, and weight gain, as well as preparing moms for separation from baby when returning to work or school. 

Length: 1.5 hours


Breastfeeding Matters

Fascinating look at the crucial role of breastfeeding in infant and maternal health. Explores what truly matters: the impact of the milk, how we talk to mothers about breastfeeding, and how we offer support. 

Note: an additional 30-minute session, “Nursing Mammals,” can precede this talk. This engaging presentation provides insights on nursing habits of various mammals on water and land, and the species-specificity of each mammal’s milk of their young. Includes interactive polling to engage participants, and serves as an excellent lead-in to why human milk also matters for human babies.

Length: 1.5 to 2 hours   


Community Connections WORKSHOP

Community-based training to engage health professionals, coalitions, grassroots organizations, and Federal and State programs that reach new mothers.

Includes strategic planning time for networking and relationship-building, and addresses topics of health care, provider engagement, employment, and communications strategies to enhance support for new families.

Length: 6 hours


High Five for Success: Preparing Moms for Their Hospital Experience

Addresses five crucial early practices that can help improve the ability of new families to reach their breastfeeding goals. Includes: the first hour, skin-to-skin care, staying close to baby, early infant feeding cues, and ways to calm a fussy baby.

Length: 1.5 hours


Making it Work: Supporting Employed Moms at Work

Practical, effective ways for counseling women returning to work.

Addresses establishing and maintaining milk production, solutions for time and space to express milk at work in varied settings, and empowering mothers to work effectively with supervisors, coworkers, and family members about their needs.

Length: 1.5 hours 


Making it Work: Supporting Low-Wage Earners with Breastfeeding

Counseling women who work in low-wage and hourly jobs, particularly in non-office settings (such as retail stores, restaurants, manufacturing, and outdoor jobs).

Includes research on the impact of the low-wage environment on breastfeeding outcomes, solutions for common challenges, and ways to garner support.

Can be tailored to specific work environments of the community. 

Length: 1.5 hours


Mother Knows Breast: Helping Moms Gain Confidence in Their Milk Production

Simple explanations and visuals to increase understanding of the highly complex process of milk production.

Includes creative visual tools that can be used in classes and counseling to help build new mothers build confidence they can make plenty of milk.

Length: 1.5 hours


The Power Hour: The Magic Moments After Birth

Scientific findings on ways babies use their senses and inborn instincts and reflexes in the first hour after birth, and ways mothers can welcome their baby softly to their new world. 

Length: 1-1.5 hours


Pump it Up: Ramping Up Support for Moms Who Exclusively Pump 

Supporting moms who choose to exclusively pump their milk. Factors that affect decision-making, strategies to establish and maintain lactation when exclusively pumping, and ways to build confidence and empowerment. 

Length: 1 hour


Returning to Full Breastfeeding after Formula is Introduced

Helping moms return to breastfeeding after formula supplements have begun, including milk production overview, clinical assessment, safe transition to full breastfeeding, and counseling strategies.

Length: 1.5 hours


Supporting Moms Who “Do Both” (Breastmilk and Formula)

Supporting moms who choose to both breastfeed and use formula for their infant.

Reasons women supplement, impact of supplementation on breastfeeding, strategies to address insufficient milk, and helping women maintain lactation when doing both to reach their goals.

Length: 1 hour


Talking the Talk with Teens

Emotional and physical challenges of adolescent mothers, and effective counseling strategies to help build confidence to breastfeed.

Includes strategies for assisting adolescent mothers returning to school and gaining support from family and friends.

Length: 1-1.5 hours


When Disaster Strikes: Breastfeeding in Emergencies

Impact of a disaster on breastfeeding, and impact of breastfeeding on infants in a disaster in improving health outcomes.

Working with emergency relief workers and agencies in your community to improve breastfeeding support. 

Length: 1 hour 

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