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Course Overview

For nearly all infants, breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition and immunologic protection. Breastfeeding offers physical and psychological health benefits to infant and mother as well. Despite the overwhelming benefits of breastfeeding, the rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration in the United States fall short of the recommended six months to two years. Barriers to breastfeeding include negative attitudes of mother or family toward breastfeeding, lack of assistance and support, certain cultural beliefs and practices, inadequate healthcare and education, and lactation issues, among other things. Despite these positive aspects, breastfeeding is sometimes contraindicated. Promoting breastfeeding as the exclusive feeding method for infants is a public health priority. Many associations are involved that can educate healthcare professionals on optimal breastfeeding practices, encourage information exchange and research, and expand knowledge of human lactation.

About the Course Author

Crystal C. Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, is a registered dietitian and certified lactation consultant in private practice. Crystal C. Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 105065 Learning Need Code(s): 4140 CPE Level: Level II

    Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; QualityCPE@eatright.org, or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

    Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool
  • Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

    1.00HOURS

    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD37
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the benefits of breastfeeding to patients and clients; Discuss the infant and maternal health conditions in which breastfeeding is contraindicated; Explain breastfeeding trends and barriers
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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