Lactation Support Program | Clinician Resources

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Education Opportunities

· Orientation for Nurses and Clinical Assistants: Breastmilk Management is offered monthly – check Nursing Education Calendar or Net Learning for information.

· Breastmilk Competency can be completed through Net Learning.

· Breastfeeding Family education information sheets are available on many topics and in several languages (English, Spanish and Arabic) to print for use with your families.

Breastfeeding Committee – become a breastfeeding resource for your inpatient unit or clinical service! This group meets quarterly for education opportunities and collaborates via e-mail to distribute lactation information to staff throughout the hospital. Contact Kimberly.barbas@childrens.harvard.edu for more information or to participate. All are welcome.

Internet Resources:

Breastmilk donation: Mother's Milk Bank Northeast or Human Milk Bank Association of North America

Medication use while breastfeeding:

Drugs and Lactation Searchable database (Lactmed)

Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University telephone: (806) 352-2519

AAP Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

Neonatal Quality Improvement Committee Education Materials

The NEOQIC group from Massachusetts has developed four topics for families of premature infants and translated them into 8 languages. They are written at a 5-6th grade reading level and contain professional quality photos taken by a NICU nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

1) Breastfeeding is Best for Premature Babies
2) Making Milk When Your Baby is Premature
3) Skin to Skin Care for your Premature Baby
4) Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby in the Hospital and Home

The 8 languages include:
English
Spanish
Tagalog
Arabic
Chinese
French
Haitian Creole
Vietnamese
Portuguese
Haitian Creole

Click here to access the NEOQIC documents

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