Birth & Beyond Lactation is a California initiative to provide hospital staff training to become BabyFriendly™
What is the BabyFriendly™ Initiative? Birth and Beyond is based on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative launched in 1992 in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF. The goal of this initiative is to recognize hospitals that implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and also provide a positive environment for breastfeeding mothers. Lastly, completing this course is valuable for students who want to work in hospitals that either have or are trying to achieve BabyFriendly TM status.
Research continues to prove that breast milk remains the gold standard. As a result, the AAP has declared infant nutrition a public health issue rather than a lifestyle choice. See what hospitals are BabyFriendly. List of USA Baby Friendly Hospitals
About the Class: This two-day training discusses the advantages of breastfeeding for the infant as well as the mother. Additionally, this class details how you, as a healthcare provider, can introduce and promote techniques to new mothers that will guarantee a successful and memorable mother-baby experience. This training will also discuss delve into some historic data that reviews the reasons new mothers stopped breastfeeding, including the introduction of formula.
This course is sanctioned by Birth & Beyond, CA Public Health Initiative.