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What you will learn

Course description: 

Breastfeeding plays many roles in the growth and development of a preterm infant. One of a nutritional agent, a therapeutic agent for protection from disease, a programming agent for the genetic and biologic pathways in development, and a powerful mechanism for bonding and attachment between mothers and babies.

Dr. Phillips will not only review the true benefits of human milk for preterm infants but present ways to improve the support offered for breastfeeding within the NICU.

The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050 for 1.0 Contact Hours.

This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 1.0 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-373785

This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 1.0 Contact Hours.




Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course the nurse will be able to:

  • List 5 benefits of human milk for preterm infants
  • List 4 ways to support optimal breastmilk supply in the NICU
  • Describe a Quality Improvement project designed to increase the use of human milk nutrition in the NICU
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

Raylene Phillips

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