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Provider Training

Advanced practitioners (MD/DO, CNM, NP) who care for expecting or breastfeeding mothers are required to attain three hours of breastfeeding-related CME to maintain our Baby Friendly USA® Designation. We are counting any relevant CME acquired since September 2009.

There are two different online options available for all providers to get breastfeeding-related CMEs.

Do you like to learn by reading?

  • Go the Wellstart.
  • Read the PDF and complete the online exam found on the webpage.
  • Once you receive your certificate, forward it to Judy Gould at the Women & Infants Medical Education Office. (3 CME hours*)

Do you like to learn by watching videos?

  • Go to our online Grand Round video recordings at the links below and successfully complete the accompanying five-question quiz. These results will automatically be forwarded to Judy Gould.
  • You will earn one one CME hour for each video.
  • If you received credit for attending the original Grand Rounds, then you will not receive credit again.

Online Grand Round Videos:

Breastfeeding and Maternal Health - Heart Disease, Diabetes and More
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Not Like Mom Event
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Best Fed Beginnings - The Maternal Care Providers Role in Breastfeeding Support (8-8-13)
View video

Best Fed Beginnings - The Pediatric Care Providers Role in Breastfeeding Support (8-9-13)
View video


  1. Click on the hyperlink above.
  2. Click on "Launch Presentation" and watch the video.
  3. Click on the icon on the bottom right that looks like a piece of paper. You will then see a link under Resource Links that says "Click here to access quiz."

*Women & Infants Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Women & Infants Hospital designates these online activities for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the Wellstart Certificate and 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each video module. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.