Breastfeeding Curriculum

Background: Breastfeeding Promotion in Physicians' Office Practices was a 4-year grant.  An initiative of the grant was to develop residency curriculums for breastfeeding.  The curriculum was piloted at 14 residency programs. 

Objective: The objective of this curriculum is to prepare residents to better counsel patients on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as manage common situations associated with breastfeeding

  • Describe the anatomy of the breast
  • Describe the physiology of lactation
  • Counsel a pregnant woman about the advantages of breastfeeding
  • Learn the true contraindications of breastfeeding
  • Take a breastfeeding history
  • Learn to help a mother initiate breastfeeding after delivery
  • Manage breastfeeding problems that may occur in the mother

Breastfeeding Curriculum Toolkit Presentation

 Posted July 25, 2018 

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