Building Skills for the CPA: Conducting a Breast Pump Assessment

Determining which breast pump meets a breastfeeding mother’s needs requires an assessment using a participant-centered approach. This training is designed for professional staff to understand the role breast pumps play in supporting breastfeeding and which pump is most appropriate based on a mom’s situation. The CPA will learn how to conduct a breast pump assessment, practice participant-centered counselling when issuing a breast pump and explore resources available to support the breastfeeding mother.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how breast pumps can support breastfeeding
  • Describe the importance of teaching hand expression
  • Identify key components to conducting a breast pump assessment
  • Select the most appropriate breast pump for a breastfeeding woman
  • List resources to support breastfeeding mothers when they return to work or school

Target Audience: WIC Coordinators, CPA+, Qualified Nutritionist, CPA, Breastfeeding Coordinators, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinators