Training and Events

Reducing Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding

 Save the Date: 2015 Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Symposium

Keynote speaker: Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Medical Director, New Jersey Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Member, US Breastfeeding Committee                

Making Breastfeeding Easier -  Agenda  -  Making Breastfeeding Easier Class DatesJan-2015

A one-day class on basics of breastfeeding support for health care providers. Provided by the Oklahoma Hospital Breastfeeding Project of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Taught by Rebecca "Becky" Mannel, BS, IBCLC, FILCA. Approved for 7.5 nursing contact hours. There is no cost for the class. To register staff from your facility, contact Becky Mannel 

All courses are held from 0800 - 1630 at the Samis Education Center, Level B, Classroom C, at the Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City unless otherwise noted:
  • October 13, 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK ***CLASS IS FULL***
  • January 26, 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK
  • April 13, 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK
  • July 14, 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK
  • October 22, 2015 - Oklahoma City, OK




Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2011: Breastfeeding and Social Media

On-Line Breastfeeding Courses

Breastfeeding Basics is an academic, non-commercial, short course on the fundamentals of breastfeeding. It is geared primarily for the medical practitioner, although anyone is welcome to browse or take the course.

This Breastfeeding Training course will provide health professionals with detailed information regarding the theory and practice of lactation management. We hope to encourage health care professionals in all specialties to become teachers and supporters of breastfeeding and lactation management. 

Course materials are presented as a series of modules, each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. The first ten modules review the history and benefits of breast feeding, anatomy and physiology, and breastfeeding support for the full term infant. Three additional modules focus on the preterm infant, and the final module is a series of case studies. Each individual module is designated for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Please login to begin your training. (First time visitors to this site must register.)

*NEW!* 5 new Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative modules have been added to the Breastfeeding Training website. The original modules have also been revised to reflect new evidence-based standards of care. Prior participants may earn new credit for completing these updated modules.

WHO Growth Chart Training

From the CDC, a 45-minute on-line training for health care providers on using the WHO growth charts to assess growth of children 2 years-old and younger.

Physician-Focused Modules/Lectures

ACOG CME Article: Enabling Women to Achieve Their Breastfeeding Goals

Enabling Women to Achieve Their Breastfeeding Goals CME Post-test

Breastfeeding Curriculum for Physicians, 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Lecture Series

Speakers - Rebecca Mannel, IBCLC, FILCA
Breastfeeding is best for the health of infants and mothers. As more mothers are choosing to breastfeed, physicians need to be trained to successfully support these mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics developed this breastfeeding residency curriculum to help residents develop confidence and skills in breastfeeding care. This class is also designed to increase physician knowledge of breastfeeding management and competency to address common breastfeeding challenges.

Participants should create a free log-in for the course and can complete all 3 lectures at no cost. If a CME certificate is desired, there is a $25 fee for grading the post-test and issuing the CMEs. Providers who need a certificate of completion to submit to other organizations for continuing education credits, may print a certificate of completion.

La Leche League Podcasts (scroll down the page to find the following podcasts)

  • Dr. E. Stephen Buescher - The Anti-Inflammatory Characteristics of Human Milk, 3 Parts Dr. E. Stephen Buescher, MD, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, addresses the biologic importance of inflammation, the human milk components that are anti-inflammatory, and more.