Maximizing Breastfeeding Outcomes in the Outpatient Setting Online Training

Faculty:  Glenda Dickerson, MSN, RN, IBCLC; Gayle Whatley, RN, WHNP-BC

The Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics is pleased to offer this three-hour training as an on-demand, CME-approved "enduring materials" module in conjunction with the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee.

Please note that effective July 1, 2011, enduring materials are required to provide an assessment of the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objectives of the activity.  Upon completion of this activity, you will be directed to the 12-question post-test.  To receive your CME certificate, you must score a minimum of 75% on the test.

Please review the information below and follow the instructions in order to view the training, complete the online evaluation form, and successfully pass the online post-test, which will automatically submit for CME approval.

Continuing Medical Education Information


Glenda Dickerson, MSN, RN, IBCLC.  See biosketch here
Gayle Whatley, RN, WHNP-BC.  See CV here.


Disclaimer Statement

This enduring material does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or procedures of the Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, its staff or representatives.  Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of any information.


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s of Alabama and the Alabama Chapter-AAP.  Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

Children’s of Alabama designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 3.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Speaker Disclosure

Please note that the speaker, Glenda Dickerson, and moderator, Gayle Whatley:

a.  Do not intend to discuss commercial products or services

b.  Do not intend to discuss non-FDA approved uses of products/providers of services

c.  Do not have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations related to this topic.


Planner Disclosure

Please note that the planners, Glenda Dickerson, Gayle Whatley and Linda Lee, do not have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations related to this topic to disclose.


Content Reviewer Disclosure

Please note that the content reviewer, Linda Lee, does not have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations related to this topic to disclose.



All three steps are required:

1.  Video Training

Click HERE to view all sessions.*  You will be instructed to return here after Part 4 for the following links:

2.  Post-Test

To take test (which includes questions from all parts of educational activity), choose physician post-test or non-physician post test (test is the same but CME certificate is different).  You must click through and complete entire test (75% pass rate) in order for your test results to be submitted for CME credit.  On the last screen you will see your test score and if passing, will be prompted to download your CME certificate.

3.  Evaluation

Click HERE to take/submit CME activity evaluation.


Commercial Support

 This activity receives no commercial support. 


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this internet Enduring Material, participants will be able to:

a. Demonstrate knowledge in the following area: informed choices, physiology of lactation, medical contraindications to breastfeeding, and the risk of artificial feeding

b. Identify the essential elements of in-patient and out-patient care of the breastfeeding dyad, and the physician’s role in supporting this care and formulate strategies to address issues that are experienced by the dyad, following discharge  

c.  State the Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for duration of breastfeeding and the importance of tracking breastfeeding initiation and duration rates in the practice setting.


AAP Breastfeeding page with policy statement links
Article: The Breastfeeding Mother and the Pediatrician Journal of Human Lactation 2008 24: 335

ABM Clinical Protocol #14: Breastfeeding-Friendly Physician’s Office: Optimizing Care for Infants and Children, Revised 2013 Breastfeeding Medicine, Volume 8, Number 2, 2013

AAP Policy on Breastfeeding and Use of Human Milk

Additional references


Enduring Materials Information

Formats Available: Streaming*
On-Demand Release Date: December 26, 2014
On-Demand Expiration Date: December 26, 2017


Approved Credit

Physician: 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Non-Physician: 3.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

IMPORTANT:  In order to receive credit for the lecture watched, you MUST take and pass the post-test and complete the online evaluation (see below).





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