Breastfeeding is best for the health of infants and mothers. As more mothers are choosing to breastfeed, physicians need to be trained to successfully support these mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics developed this Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum to help residents develop confidence and skills in breastfeeding care.
This Web site is designed to help residency program directors and faculty incorporate breastfeeding education into existing curriculum through implementation and evaluation strategies, useful tools, and other trusted resources. It can be applied to Pediatric, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Obstetric/Gynecologic Residency Programs. The curriculum has been organized based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies. Included are goals and objectives as well as planning, teaching and evaluation tools, prepared cases and presentations, and suggested resources.