Teaching Tools

​Teaching Tools

These teaching tools will help promote discussion, learning, and gathers proven materials for the development of a breastfeeding curriculum.

Observed Structured Clinical Examination Case Study:

This case study can be used to evaluate a learner's ability to communicate during a visit. This case is written as a role play exercise, but it could also be used as a live cumulative exam. If done as a role play exercise, you will need a volunteer/patient actor, newborn mannequin, and an artificial breast for the actor. This clinical examination case study has three resource tools.

Clinical Case Studies:

These cases highlight common breastfeeding issues and concerns typically encountered in the clinical setting. These case studies can be used during grand rounds, noon lecture, journal club, or 1-on-1 with residents. These cases could be discussed as a group to think about the possible solutions and courses of treatment. Alternatively, learners could be assigned to read and complete a written report, presentation, or poster about the case. Six case studies are included in this Clinical Case Studies PDF including:

  1. Use of anti-depressants and breastfeeding
  2. Slow weight gain and breastfeeding
  3. Low milk supply and breastfeeding
  4. Oversupply of milk and breastfeeding
  5. Jaundice and breastfeeding
  6. Food allergies and breastfeeding

Cultural Case Studies:

The Cultural Case Studies are designed to help the residents understand cultural humility when it comes to counseling people of different cultural backgrounds than their own. Four case studies are included in this Cultural Case Studies PDF including:

  1. Mrs Rust – an African American with gestational diabetes
  2. Mrs Martinez – a Latino women who is experiencing pain from childbirth
  3. Ms Ngugen – a Vietnamese teenager who recently immigrated
  4. Ms Weeks – an African American teenager with inadequate nutritional habits

Prepared Presentations:

These presentations can be used during class, grand rounds, noon conferences, or in any lecture-type format. Each presentation includes a slide set and notes for the speaker. The presentations may be copied for educational purposes and can be submitted to an institution's individual Continuing Medical Education administrator to apply for CME credits. Individual slides from the presentations may be extracted for use in other presentations without permission. Please credit this curriculum when these slides are used in this manner. Alterations made to the presentations are permitted, but mention should be made that the alterations were made by an individual. Presentation topics include:

  1. Basic breastfeeding assessment (15 slides)
  2. Management of common breastfeeding problems (47 slides)
  3. Management of common breastfeeding situations (40 slides)

The recommendations listed in these presentations, and cited, do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate. These presentations and the materials mentioned within them discuss titles published by organizations other than the American Academy of Pediatrics. Statements and opinions expressed in these publications are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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