BFHI Training

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  • Nurses and direct care personnel - 20 hours
  • Physicians CNMs NPs PAs - 3 hours
  • Public health nurses and clinic nurses - 5 hours additional

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Benefits for you

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  • Accessibility to all staff members at convenient times (24/7/365)
  • Behavior changing training
  • Cost Effectiveness


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How it works

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  • Listen to the instructor,
    view the powerpoint slide
  • Each lesson is 20-45 minutes
  • Self paced, start anytime


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Baby Friendly Training


FirstLatch provides online education to hospitals working to obtain Baby-Friendly Hospital certification.
Review the actual course!  Click here to request trial access to the Baby Friendly Training Course. View the Baby Friendly Hospital video

News FotoliaLactation Education Resources has been selected to work with Abt Associates, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Baby-Friendly USA and the Center for Public Health Quality to work with the second group of 100 hospitals funded by the CDC to achieve Baby-Friendly designation. Read LER Partners with Others To Make Hospitals Baby Friendly.

Interested in becoming a Board Certified Lactation Consultant?

To learn more click here!


Feedback from our Clients:

Our staff really are enjoying the program and it is so wonderful to hear consistency between the nurses
in patient education and plan of care. The course has been very instrumental in that process for us.

I have taken the 15 hour course and reviewed the 1 hour course and am working my way through the physician
course. It is great education, I'm so glad this was the program our hospital chose.


 Our 10,000th Baby Friendly Student!

vergieLactation Education Resources has successfully trained over 10,000 nurses and physicians to provide excellence in hospital breastfeeding support.  Our 10,000th student is from Northeast Georgia Health System, Gainesville, GA!

Hospitals using LER’s training program range from Port Townsend, WA to Homestead, FL.   From  Palm Springs, CA to St Johnsbury, VT.   From Waimea, HI, to Beijing, China.

LER’s Baby Friendly Hospital Training program is 15 hours of online training that is accessible 24/7/365 at the student’s convenience.  Five hours of hands-on training is also required and templates for accomplishing that locally are included.

Congratulations and best wishes to over 250 hospitals that are using Lactation Education Resources/FirstLatch to achieve their Baby Friendly Hospital status.

Our program director is Vergie Hughes RN, MS, IBCLC, FILCA. She has been a lactation consultant for over 25 years, has served on the IBLCE Board of Directors and exam writing committee and has taught classes for both professionals and parents. She has worked in a variety of settings including labor and delivery, post-partum, hospital breastfeeding centers, private practice and milk bank as a clinician, researcher and teacher. She started the first Lactation Consultant Training Program on the East Coast in 1990. To learn more about us, click here or view the Baby Friendly video