Background

The Breastfeeding Protocols for Health Care Providers (2013)**  were developed for use by health care providers to promote, protect and support effective breastfeeding for the families of healthy term infants. These protocols are currently being revised to reflect the current evidence-based research. These updated protocols will be released as they are completed.

Toronto Public Health has also developed e-learning modules based on the protocols. The modules are intended to support health care professionals and organizations in accessing education for the provision of evidence-based breastfeeding services and the creation of a Baby-Friendly environment.

**Updated June 17, 2019 – Information on gentian violet removed to reflect Health Canada’s warning of potential cancer risk associated with gentian violet

E-Learning modules FAQs:

  1. These e-learning modules are posted in the form of on-line quizzes.
  2. Module questions are based on the Breastfeeding Protocols for Health Care Providers.
  3. The questions are in either a multiple choice or true-false format.
  4. Relevant protocols are posted with each e-learning module as required reading to facilitate review of information prior to completing the quiz.
  5. Each e-learning module will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete. This includes review of the required reading and completion of the quiz.
  6. Once an e-learning module is completed, answers can be obtained and a certificate of completion can be printed.

E-Learning Modules

Note: Each individual on-line quiz must be completed in one sitting.

The 2013 e-modules are from the Breastfeeding Protocols for Health Care Providers 2013. These e-learning modules remain relevant however as the revised protocols are completed new e-learning modules will slowly be released to reflect the changes to the new protocols.

Module Readings and quiz
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  • Protocol #2 Positioning and Latching (See Revised Breastfeeding E-Learning Modules 2019)
  • Protocol #3 Signs of Effective Breastfeeding (See Revised Breastfeeding E-Learning Modules 2019)
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*Updated June 17, 2019 – Information on gentian violet removed to reflect Health Canada’s warning of potential cancer risk associated with gentian violet

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Disclaimer
*The terms breast milk/breastfeed/breastfeeding are also known as chest milk/chestfeed/chestfeeding respectively and can be used interchangeably. Though the term mother is mostly used, it is meant to be inclusive of parents, caregivers, and significant others.

The 2019 e-modules are based on the protocols currently being revised by the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Strategy for Ontario and Toronto Public Health to reflect the current evidence-based research. These updated protocols will be released as they are completed.

Module Readings and Quiz
Positioning and Latching
Expressing, Collecting, and Storing of Human Milk
Signs of Effective Breastfeeding
How the Breast Works

Disclaimer*The terms breast milk/breastfeed/breastfeeding are also known as chest milk/chestfeed/chestfeeding respectively and can be used interchangeably. Though the term mother is mostly used, it is meant to be inclusive of parents, caregivers, and significant others. 

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