BELLA Breastfeeding: Provider Training Copy

Course Price

$30 USD

Course Length

4 hours, 14 minutes

Jointly-Accredited Versions:

Course Director

Barbara L. Philipp, MD, FAAP, FABM

Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Medical Director/Mother
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center

About the Course


The purpose of the BELLA Breastfeeding: Provider Training Course on OPENPediatrics is to fulfill the Baby-Friendly USA requirement for provider education. As stated in the Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria Document, three hours of training are required for Physicians, Midwives, Physician Assistants, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).


At the end of the three hours, the provider will have a true understanding of:

•The benefit of exclusive breastfeeding
•The physiology of lactation
•How their specific field of practice impacts lactation
•How to find out about safe medication for use during lactation
•Know who to refer a mother to for help, if the health care provider does not teach the specific skill