November 1, 2017

Preconference Course Basic Breastfeeding

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Preconference Course Basic Breastfeeding – In cooperation with the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

“What every Physician Needs to Know about Breastfeeding” is a full-day course that aims to fill in the knowledge and clinical skills gaps that many physicians report in their training. The course will be team taught by physician specialists in breastfeeding medicine. Content is predominantly based on the protocols of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, as well as the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding”.

Basic Breastfeeding Course Physicians, May 17th,  at Erasmus Medical Center, 120.00 €, students 60 €. Employees and students of Erasmus MC can register for free using their work- or student-email.


Continuing education credits for physicians:

6 CME credits have been awarded by the European Union of Medical Specialists.



This is the program of the course:

8:50 am – 9:00 am OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am – 9:30 am Why Breastfeed? Risks of Not Breastfeeding

9:30 am –10:00 am The Process of Breastfeeding: Anatomy & Physiology

10:00 am – 10:30 am Management of Labor


10:30 am – 10:45 am Break

10:45 am -11:15 am Skin-to-Skin: The Sacred Hour

11:15 am – 11:45 am How Babies Learn to Breastfeed

11:45 am – 12:15 pm The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Management of Breastfeeding




2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Managing Maternal Complications

3:15 pm–3:45 pm Managing Infant Complications


(Rotate every 30 minutes through each station)

Preconceptional/Prenatal Care

Sore Nipples/Sore Breasts


5:00 pm Pre-Conference Course Adjourns