Participants will recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies and explore ways supporting breastfeeding can enhance their program or family child care home. Content will provide specifics on the correct ways to store, handle and feed breastmilk. Participants will be exposed to multiple strategies that improve the breasting environment in their program or family child care home. Reflective activities will challenge participants to utilize training content to identify strategies, practices and policies to improve the breastfeeding environment at their work site and identify possible challenges and supports needed to incorporate changes.
Clock hours: 1.5
Core Content Subject Area: Health, Safety and Nutrition, Level 2
CDA Subject Area: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
Target Audience: All early care and education staff
- Understand the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies
- Explain and Describe paced bottle feeding
- Identify 2 strategies that support breastfeeding in the early care setting