Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Online Course

Course Description

The training will provide education on how to support breastfeeding families and create a breastfeeding supportive environment. Participants will learn how to properly handle, store and prepare breast milk, as well as learn the benefits of breastfeeding and helpful information on infant feedings.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the importance of breastfeeding and the benefits of breast milk.
  • To utilize strategies to create a breastfeeding supportive child care environment. 
  • To identify infant feeding cues.
  • To describe proper handling, storage, and preparation of breast milk.


  • Hours/Credits/CEUs: 1.5 Hours
  • Tier: Registered—Not for Career Pathways Placement
  • Course Type: Approved Clock Hours
  • Applies Toward: General Course
  • Core Competency Areas: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • CDA Subject Areas: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment

Who is this Course For?

  • Directors of child care facilities
  • Center staff of childcare facilities
  • Family/Group who care for children
  • Infant or toddler child care providers 

What Ages are Addressed in this Course?

  • Infants (0–18 months)
  • Toddlers (19–36 months)

Need Help? Contact Us.


            Phone: (701) 476-6677

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the course!
    • Introduction to this Course
    • Child Care Professionals Play an Important Role
  • 2
    Part 1: Benefits of Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Basics
    • Benefits of Breastfeeding
    • Basics of Breast Milk
    • Benefits of Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Basics
  • 3
    Part 2: Hunger Cues, Feeding Plans, and Paced Bottle Feeding
    • Feeding Babies
    • Identify the Hunger Cues Quick Review
    • The Feeding Plan
    • Download: Feeding Plan + Breastfeeding ND Toolkit PDF
    • Feeding Amount
    • Growth Spurts
    • Paced Bottle Feeding
    • Demonstration of Paced Bottle Feeding
    • Benefits of Paced Bottle Feeding
    • Feeding an Older Baby
    • Additional Foods
    • Feeding Babies Quick Review
  • 4
    Part 3: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Breast Milk
    • Receiving and Storing Breast Milk
    • Breast Milk Storage Guidelines Chart
    • Preparing Breast Milk
    • Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Breast Milk Quick Review
  • 5
    Part 4: Supporting Families and Being Breastfeeding-Friendly
    • Being Breastfeeding-Friendly
    • Become an Infant-Friendly Designated Business
    • Additional Resources
    • Breastfeeding ND Toolkit
    • Breastfeeding-Friendly/Infant-Friendly Quick Review
  • 6
    Closing Thoughts
    • Reflection and Final Word
    • Course Complete!

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