Training for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative


Lactation Education Resources has been providing lactation management courses for over 20 years.
BFHI training was developed specifically to meet the educational requirements of Baby-Friendly USA. Our courses cover all 'Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding' and will prepare your staff to care for breastfeeding mothers AND successfully achieve BFUSA accreditation.

Training for Direct Care Personnel

Fourteen hours of webcast lessons in our newly-designed Storybook format covering all of the 10 Steps to breastfeeding success. Most lessons are about 45 minutes in length. Students can work at their own pace. Also, each student gets a 12-month access period to the training from the date of their enrollment.

Training for Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers

Four hours of webcast lessons in the Storybook format as well; providing 4 CME credits upon completion.
Customize your Training with optional courses
  • Annual Update
  • Basics of Lactation Management
  • Becoming Baby-Friendly (for licensed and unlicensed personnel)
  • BreaSteps (for NICU staff)

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Clinical Competency Training

LER is committed to assisting Nurse Educators to improve the skills of their staff by providing support and clinical education recommendations as requested. If you feel a consultation might be necessary, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Consultations can be arranged with our Accredited Provider Program Director in one hour increments. Fee applies.

Some of the documents available in our Supervisor’s Resource folder for Group Managers

  • Tracking Staff Progress Instruction Sheet
  • Performance Indicators by Observation documents
  • Course Outlines and Learning Plans
  • Course enrollment templates

External Resources (at Lactation Education Resources)

  • Professional Handouts
  • Parent handouts in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Polish (duplicate as needed)
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    Lactation Education Resources has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) as a CERP provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE®’s endorsement or assessment of education quality. Long-term Providership #CLT 109-31.

    Lactation Education Resources is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Providership #P0519.

    The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "Lactation Education Recources (ANCC)"

    Requirements to receive Contact Hours/Criteria for successful completion includes viewing each lesson slide in its entirety and completion of quiz or post-test.

    All individuals in a position to control content have signed a Conflict of Interest Statement and have no conflicts to declare.

    Lactation Education Resources adheres to the World Health Organization Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes