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

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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

Important Notice to Our Students

We recently performed a software update that has resulted in a change in your percent completion report status.  Please be sure that your actual lesson completion status is not affected. The percent complete information has no bearing on your actual course completion status.  Please go to the Gradebook (the large magnifying glass icon) and review your lesson status. If you completed a lesson but do not show a green checkmark, then please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will mark it complete.

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. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12237878.htm

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