Module # 12 – If the Baby Cannot Feed at the Breast


Module # 12 discusses the indications of when the baby is unable to feed at the breast and provides techniques for breast milk expression as well as alternative feeding methods to support breastfeeding.


  • Identify indications and provide techniques for breast milk expression.
  • Identify medical reasons for supplementation and provide alternative feeding methods.
  • Provide teaching tips on breast milk hand expression and milk storage guidelines.
  • Promote using milk from another mother (donor milk).
  • Provide techniques for breast milk expression.


Be sure to complete the pre-test prior to watching the module and the post-test after completion to document that you have completed the training.