Breastfeeding Basics

Comprehensive overview that covers latching, positioning, troubleshooting, nutrition and more



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Course Overview

Taught by a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Lactation Consultant.

Topics Include:

  • Health benefits for both mothers and babies from breastfeeding
  • Anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding
  • Explanation of how our bodies make milk
  • Breastfeeding in the first hour of life after delivery
  • Skin-to-skin contact with your baby after delivery and beyond
  • Initiating and sustaining a successful latch
  • Positioning your baby during breastfeeding
  • Pumping and safe storage of breast milk
  • When to bottle feed or supplement for your baby
  • How to troubleshoot common breastfeeding challenges

Review our complete curriculum listed below for a full list of topics.


Course Curriculum


  Welcome to Breastfeeding Basics
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  Breastfeeding 101
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  Getting Started
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  Knowing When to Breastfeed
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  Most Common Breastfeeding Questions
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  Pumping, Bottle feeding and Supplementing
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  Troubleshooting Common Problems
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  Health, Wellness & Support
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