Breastfeeding Education, Support, and Training (BEST)

Breastfeeding Education, Support, and Training (BEST)
Funded by: PA Department of Health


The EPIC (Educating Practices/Physicians in their Communities) - BEST program is a statewide practice education program using office-based change as the key to promoting initiation and increasing the duration of exclusive breastfeeding. BEST is funded by the PA Department of Health and contractually administered by the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

This CME/CEU program helps practices :

Recognize misconceptions by health professionals that create barriers to breastfeeding
Develop office, hospital, and workplace policies to support breastfeeding
Provide anticipatory guidance to support mothers to successfully breastfeed
Assist women with breastfeeding problems, and help them utilize community resources
The EPIC- BEST team is comprised of pediatricians, obstetricians, Family Medicine physicians and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). A physician and an IBCLC will come to your practice.

EPIC-BEST presentations can be scheduled on site at practices, at grand rounds, monthly meetings and staff meetings.

Director: Dottie Schell, RN
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Pediatric Advisor: Debra Bogen, MD, FAAP