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Lactation Education Resources provides online training for nurses and physicians for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

What is the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)?

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a worldwide program of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, launched in 1991 following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990.

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global effort for improving the role of maternity services to enable mothers to breastfeed babies for the best start in life. It aims at improving the care of pregnant women, mothers and newborns at health facilities that provide maternity services for protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, in accordance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

Health facilities that meet the criteria for Baby Friendly can apply for accreditation as Baby Friendly.


Training for individuals

Individual Healthcare Personnel Course (Nurse and LC)

Individual Healthcare Personnel Course (Nurse and LC)

This course covers all 10 steps of BFHI.

15 L-CERPs and 15 Nursing Contact Hours

Buy Now $149.00 USD

Individual Provider Course (MD, CNM, NP, PA)

Individual Provider Course (MD, CNM, NP, PA)

This course covers all 10 steps to BFHI geared towards providers.

Instructor is Dana Silver MD, FAAP, FABM

3 CME's

Buy Now $49.00 USD

Individual BFHI NICU Course

Individual BFHI NICU Course

This course provides training for the BFHI NICU.

20 L-CERPs and 20 Nursing Contact Hours

Buy Now $199.00 USD

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.

Lactation Education Resources is approved by the American College of Nurse Midwives to award 81.5 CEs and 3.5 RxCEs upon successful completion of the 95+ hour Lactation Consultant Training Program Enriched. ACNM Provider #2021/018

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 Resources (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