JHL 36(1) Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Among Women with Gestational Diabetes

Independent Study Module for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants®

Title: Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Among Women with Gestational Diabetes

Author(s): Shaline Modena Reinheimer, MSc, Maria Ines Schmidt, MD, PhD, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, MD, PhD, Michele Drehmer, PhD

Source: Journal of Human Lactation 36(1) 2020

After completing this study module, the learner will be able to:

1. List one factor related to women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) not initiating or not maintaining breastfeeding

2. Explain two benefits of breastfeeding for women with GDM

3. Describe an intervention that can lead to early initiation and longer duration of breastfeeding, especially in women with GDM

1 L-CERP and contact hour(s)

You will have two attempts to achieve a passing score of 70% on this module.


1. Be sure to read the article more than once.

2. Read key messages and charts within the article.

3. Reference the article as you answer the questions.

4. Pay attention to keywords in the question prompt to help in locating the article section which contains the answer.

5. Reference the learning objectives of the study module in order to answer questions.


Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare.

The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.


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5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
8 Questions
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available