Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

Online Module

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Community-based family physician working in British Columbia

Course Format: Online - available anytime, anywhere, on any device
Anytime, anywhere, on any device

Online Module from Vancouver BC

Overview

Latching on: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

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Breastfeeding is important for the lifelong health and wellbeing of both parent and baby. As a care provider you have an important influence on a parent's infant feeding decisions. Check out our redesigned and updated online modules to learn more about how you can best support breastfeeding families. There are two modules available, with content that has been tailored to your specific needs as a primary care provider or specialist physician. This course is tailored content for primary care providers. If you are looking for specialist physician focused education please go to: https://ubccpd.ca/course/breastfeeding-sp

Course Content

  • The background of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative and its relevance to family physicians.
  • The importance of breastfeeding and risks associated with human milk substitute.
  • The identification and management of common breastfeeding challenges.
  • Specific resources and services for breastfeeding support and medical management, including when and where to refer.

How to access the eLearning course

STEP 1: Login to http://elearning.ubccpd.ca

  • Click “Login in” top right or go directly to http://elearning.ubccpd.ca/login/index.php
  • If you already have a login for the UBC CPD eLearning site you can use the login that you had previously, otherwise:
  • Create an account by clicking  “Create new account” and follow the steps (you will receive a confirmation email)

STEP 2: Now that you are logged in, access the course

Skills Gained

At the end of the module, you should be able:

  1. To recognize the important influence of the community-based family physician on parent’s infant feeding choices, and to become a family physician advocate for breastfeeding.
  2. To describe the two major components of the Baby-Friendly Initiative in relation to family physicians.
  3. To be able to explain the key risks of human milk substitute use to parents of newborns and infants.
  4. To be able to identify and manage common breastfeeding problems.
  5. To identify and make use of resources for breastfeeding support and medical management, including when and where to refer patients for further assistance with breastfeeding.

Cost

Free

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, obstetricians, nurse practitioners, midwives, dietitians, and health care providers offering perinatal care in Canada.

Location:
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
UBC CPD
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada
Target Audience:

Medical and surgical specialist physicians working in British Columbia. In particular, specialists that do not provide direct breastfeeding support but see women who may be breastfeeding.

Location:
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
UBC CPD
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada

Contact

UBC CPD eLearning, cpd.online@ubc.ca

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