AHS 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course

Course Overview

Alberta’s go-to online 20-hour breastfeeding course for healthcare professionals. This free CME-accredited course provides flexible, accredited learning to enhance your breastfeeding knowledge and support skills. The self-paced online modules have been developed for all health care providers working with expectant and breastfeeding families across the continuum of care.

Acknowledgement

 This course was co-developed with AHS Early Years Health Promotion team and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

Contact

Alberta Health Services
Online

Registration

FREE Self-registration

Create an ECME e-Learning Profile or login to an existing profile at https://ecme.ucalgary.ca.

Once logged in, go to 'e-Learning Courses' from the main menu. Find the module you want to register for in the 'e-Learning Courses' listing. After submitting your registration, you will be immediately redirected to the course. Please read the program information before you start the modules. 

You must register separately into each module.

Learning Objectives (by Module)

Positive Breastfeeding Support

After completing this module, you will be equipped to:

  • Recognize the importance and impact of positive breastfeeding support
  • Reflect on breastfeeding parent perspectives of breastfeeding support
  • Reflect on approaches to practice that are critical to promoting a positive breastfeeding experience
  • Apply the LEARN model to promote a positive breastfeeding experience

 

Informed Feeding Decisions

After completing this module, you will be equipped to:

  • Define an IFD approach
  • Identify when an IFD approach can be used
  • Identify and define the principles of an IFD
  • Recognize how the principles of an IFD can contribute to positive outcomes for families
  • Apply principles and actions to support IFDs

 

Including Partners & Supporters

After completing this module, you will be equipped to:

  • Recognize the influence and perspectives of partners and supporters on breastfeeding
  • Recognize the different ways partners and supporters can be responsive to the breastfeeding parent’s needs
  • Apply strategies that facilitate partner and supporter involvement in breastfeeding
  • Apply the LEARN model to facilitate partner and supporter involvement in breastfeeding