Module #5 – Birth Practices and Breastfeeding


Module #5 will provide an overview of birth practices and breastfeeding. It will cover labor and birth practices to support early breastfeeding and strategies to help initiate breastfeeding. Additionally, Module #5 will provide details on how to support breastfeeding after a Cesarean birth.


  • Identify labor and birth practices that support breastfeeding.
  • Recognize birth practices that can interfere with breastfeeding.
  • Discuss the importance of early skin-to-skin contact.
  • Discuss ways to foster early initiation of breastfeeding.
  • Identify ways to support breastfeeding after a Cesarean birth.


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.