Breastfeeding Best Practice: Teaching Latch & Early Management

Basic breastfeeding support.



The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and InJoy teamed up to create this up-to-date staff-training tool. Features expert lactation consultants modeling the essential, basic breastfeeding support practices that lead to increased initiation and duration rates.

Content Includes:

  • Communicating About Breastfeeding – evidence-based statements and positive body language, working with an interpreter, addressing cultural sensitivity issues
  • Breastfeeding Initiation – creating a supportive environment for breastfeeding as soon as the baby’s born, importance of skin-to-skin contact and early, frequent feedings, teaching parents about infant feeding behaviors, conducting the first postpartum visit after birth, indications for early pumping
  • Teaching Latch and Technique – lactation physiology, how to help mothers achieve an asymmetrical latch, optimal feeding frequency and duration, identifying milk-transfer signs
  • Anticipatory Guidance and Follow-Ups – discharge teaching and providing resources, long-term planning, reasons for recommending clinical follow-up care

This product is suitable for Baby-Friendly hospitals.

1.5 Contact Hours available from ILCA. Fees apply. CE forms available in free Facilitator’s Guide.

Baby-Friendly® is a registered mark of UNICEF. This product has not been assessed for compliance with the Baby-Friendly Health Initiative
and has not been endorsed by or affiliated with UNICEF or Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.


Additional information

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Closed Captioning


Release Year


Program Length

41 min.

Number of Volumes

Single Volume


  • This is an excellent piece of work, one that ILCA is proud to be a part of. I especially liked the ‘Evidence-Based Tips,’ the scenarios used for teaching, and the case studies for group discussion. ‘Teachable Moments’ offer great opportunities for group learning, and I particularly liked the visual comparison of the effective vs. ineffective latches.

    Kathy Parkes, RN, IBCLC, RLC
  • I am jumping up and down waving pom-poms after seeing the DVD! What a terrific job, and just what I will use to teach the nurses where I work. I love the correct, up-to-date information, including showing a lot of skin-to-skin contact.

    Terriann Shell, IBCLC, RLC, ICCE

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