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An Introduction to Lactation Consultant (LC)/Primary Care Provider(PCP) Team-Based Care
Ann M. Witt, MD, FABM, IBCLC
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Team-based LC/PCP care acknowledges:
- Families want to breastfeed and health care provider support is important for successful breastfeeding.
- Families experience breastfeeding challenges and need a plan that addresses these difficulties.
- Education of the breastfeeding family takes time and breastfeeding knowledge.
First Weeks Course
Join other healthcare providers in providing timely, clinically relevant, practical support to your families.
- Instruction on fundamental skills
- Evidence-based evaluation and management of common lactation difficulties
- Clinically relevant, case-based presentations
- 4.75 hours of AAFP category 1 prescribed CME // 4.75 L- CERPS
Wondering how to get started? Check out our blogs on primary care breastfeeding support to learn about:
- Coding and billing for lactation care
- The Business Case for Breastfeeding
- Quality Improvement Initiatives in Primary Care
- 6-Point Practice Assessment
- What is a Breastfeeding Friendly Medical Office?
- + so much more