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“Essential Breastfeeding Assessment and Support Skills”

Presented by: Jeanne Kettles, MA, IBCLC                                   

International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant

Regional Breastfeeding Liaison

Alameda County Public Health Department


Planners expect learners to:

1. Recognize common clinician and/or patient/family biases in breastfeeding and the impact on disparities in maternal/infant health.

2. Identify 6 essential assessment questions to determine adequacy of breastfeeding and appropriate infant feeding plan.

3. Explain to parents/caregivers the importance of infant feeding cues as well as “on-demand” infant feeding to establish milk supply and adequate nutritional intake.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For CME credit, online evaluations must be completed by 12pm on the Friday after Grand Rounds.  Requests for the link to the current evaluation must be sent to by NOON on the day of Grand Rounds.

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