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Breastfeeding: biological dialogues

Online from:Sept 15 – Dec 31, 2022

Estimated time to complete activity: 20.25 hours

Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Neonatologists, Pediatricians, GPs, IBCLCs, Nurse practitioners, Registered Nurses, Midwives, Registered dietitians, CLCs, Peer supporters, Doulas, and Childbirth educators.

Conference Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe and integrate important breastfeeding counselling & communication skills.
  2. Identify some factors which can facilitate or interfere with early initiation of breastfeeding.
  3. Outline the impact of some breastfeeding challenges, and how to assist the parent-infant dyad in overcoming these.
  4. Discuss new research into impacts of aspects of neonatal anatomy and function on breastfeeding and infant health.
  5. Recognise the ongoing importance of awareness and understanding of the WHO Code in lactation practice.

Accreditation and Designation:
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 Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association and iLactation. The IPMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as AOA Category 2 credit.

For information on how this activity fits in the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, please visit the Royal College’s website.  For more personalized support, please contact the Royal College Services Centre (800-461-9598) or your local CPD Educator.

IPMA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 6971, for 19.5 contact hours.

Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This activity is jointly provided by the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, and iLactation.

Commercial Support: None

For questions about the accreditation of these web modules, please contact the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association at: +1 866.446.3424 or