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Is Your Facility Seeking Baby-Friendly Designation or Ready for Re-Designation?

Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding is an essential course for educating staff to reach Baby-Friendly status.

About the Course

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course is structured in 16 modules and maps directly to the updated 2018 WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly objectives and Baby-Friendly USA Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria, Sixth Edition. This competency-driven online course will ensure that all staff are prepared to work with parents and newborns to establish optimal feeding habits and provide appropriate care in the first critical days of the baby’s life.

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course earns 15 Contact Hours, which can be completed at one’s own pace, 24-hours a day. As a user progresses through the course, they will encounter Knowledge Checks that measure their understanding of the subject matter. After completing the course, they can print out a completion certificate that grants the earned Contact Hours.

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Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Competency Mapping

Maps directly to the updated 2018 WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative objectives and takes the user through each step and associated performance indicators demonstrating competency required for US criterion evaluation.

15 Contact Hours

Provides the documentation that this requirement has been satisfied for the hospital to hand directly to the designation committee.

Dynamic Learning

Offers a dynamic and interactive learning experience enriched with photos, videos, and knowledge checks. Modules break down each step and include performance indicator reflection opportunities so users can feel confident in demonstrating their competency.

Fully Supported

We provide all the technology to administer the course to staff, including hosting, student management resources, record keeping*, and tech support.

The Authors

Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, IBCLC, ANLC

The Healthy Children Project, The Center for Breastfeeding, Harwich, Massachusetts, USA

Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANLC, IBCLC is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker, researcher and educator in the field of health communication and maternal child health. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and a PhD in health policy. She has worked in hospitals and in public health settings and as university faculty in health communication and maternal child health. She convened Baby-Friendly USA, implementing the UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the US. Dr. Cadwell served on the IBLCE Panel of Experts to develop the first certification exam. Her extensive clinical experience includes hospital and community practice, and she continues to counsel nursing mothers on Cape Cod.

She is currently a member of the faculty of the Healthy Children Project and was a member of the faculty of Union Institute and University’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in maternal child health. She was Visiting Professor and chair of the Health Communication Master’s Program at Emerson College (a joint appointment with Tufts University School of Medicine and Public Health) where she taught courses in health behavior change, risk communication and health communication.

She is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of nutrition and maternal child health.

Karin Cadwell
Cindy Turner-Maffei

Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC

Cynthia (Cindy) Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC is a former lead faculty member at the Healthy Children Project, Inc., where she developed and conducted training programs and research projects. A frequent speaker on the national and international level, she served as national coordinator of Baby-Friendly USA for 14 years, overseeing the assessment and designation of more than 100 U.S. Baby-Friendly maternity facilities. Cindy has worked as a nutritionist and breastfeeding educator in WIC and other maternal child health programs, in clinical and private practice settings as a nutritionist and lactation consultant, and as a professor at Union Institute and University. A member of breastfeeding coalitions on the regional and national level, including the US Breastfeeding Committee, she is also the author of several articles, monographs, and books, including Continuity of Care: Best Practices in the Maternity Setting. She has had the honor of collaborating in research into the impact of education and practice on maternal child health outcomes in the U.S. and in Latvia, Egypt, Sweden, and is currently developing research on the impact of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices on dietary diversity in later life.

  • Introduction

  • Performance Indicators

  • Breast Milk Substitutes

  • Knowledge Check

  • Communication Skills

  • Step 9

Individual Access


  • ISBN: 9781284259889
  • 365-Day Access

Visit the single-user purchase page to order or call 1-800-832-0034 and a course access code will be emailed to you.

Multiple Users

Bulk Discounts

Special pricing is available for bulk orders. If you are considering this course for staff training, you can view the course in its entirety with a complimentary** password.

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Free Preview

A module is available for you to preview. Complete a brief form to contact us for a complimentary** review access code.

Connect with us to preview the course and discuss how Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course can help prepare your staff in achieving Baby-Friendly Designation.