• English

    Google Translate Disclaimer

    The Maryland Department of Information Technology (“DoIT”) offers translations of the content through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, DoIT does not control the quality or accuracy of translated content. All DoIT content is filtered through Google Translate which may result in unexpected and unpredictable degradation of portions of text, images and the general appearance on translated pages. Google Translate may maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by DoIT and are not associated with DoIT’s privacy and use policies. After selecting a translation option, users will be notified that they are leaving DoIT’s website. Users should consult the original English content on DoIT’s website if there are any questions about the translated content.

    DoIT uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. Google Translate is a third-party service and site users will be leaving DoIT to utilize translated content. As such, DoIT does not guarantee and does not accept responsibility for, the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files like PDFs and graphics (e.g. .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).

    DoIT provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but DoIT does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution available to users. All site visitors may choose to use alternate tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use DoIT content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. DoIT is not liable for any loss or damages arising out of, or issues related to, the use of or reliance on translated content. DoIT assumes no liability for any site visitor’s activities in connection with use of the Google Translate functionality or content.

    The Google Translate service is a means by which DoIT offers translations of content and is meant solely for the convenience of non-English speaking users of the website. The translated content is provided directly and dynamically by Google; DoIT has no direct control over the translated content as it appears using this tool. Therefore, in all contexts, the English content, as directly provided by DoIT is to be held authoritative.

    Hospital Breastfeeding Policy Maternity Staff Training

    These instructional modules were developed as a collaboration between International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) at the Maryland Department of Health (Amy Resnik, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, IBCLC, RLC) and the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (Laurie Miele, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC),under the guidance of the Maryland Department of Health, Hospital Breastfeeding Policy Committee. The modules are intended to provide education which prepares hospital maternity staff to create an environment that is aligned to meet both the Maryland Hospital Breastfeeding Policy Recommendations and the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.  These modules were developed to meet the requirements outlined in Step 2 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, developed by UNICEF/WHO.

    Running times for each of the 15 training modules vary, however total time for each module is no longer than 1 hour.  With completion of pre and post-tests, and discussion with the lactation educator at each facility, this training meets the 15 hour didactic training (at time of development) required of those seeking Baby Friendly designation. Please note that Module #9 is part of Breastfeeding Friendly Hospital Initiative but not Maryland Hospital Breastfeeding Policies, thus those seeking to meet the Maryland Hospital Breastfeeding Policies may opt to skip Module #9.  Hospital staff can either complete the modules online here or can work with their hospital administrators to offer them for continuing education credits.

    Materials can be made available to those wishing to use the presentation slides to teach the materials in a traditional classroom setting. Please contact Amy Resnik for more information.

    If you have questions please contact the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at mdh.mchb@maryland.gov, and include “Breastfeeding” in the subject line.
    At the completion of each module, the attendee will be able to print a page that indicates his/her post-test score for that module and the date the post-test was taken.  The system will allow the attendee to add his/her name so that the printed verification page includes a name rather than an email address.  Scores of at least 4 out of 5 are considered passing. Verification pages with passing scores are confirmation of successful completion of the respective module.