BFHI education tools

Staff education requirements

The following tools are available to educate staff on BFHI and best practice breastfeeding standards.

2019 NEW PACKAGES AVAILABLE! 

Breastfeeding challenges is the previous version PDF - no certificate is provided.

All WNHS BFHI eLearning packages are now available within the NMHS Moodle site. Any difficulties please contact samantha.davies@health.wa.gov.au

WNHS/KEMH staff

Must log in to Moodle and then self-enrol into the required eLearning package. Some DNAMER professional development courses require a password which is provided in a welcome email.

Non KEMH staff

Access the packages using guest access and password. The password is available on the relevant Moodle site. 


For midwives, student midwives, lactation consultants (group one)

All Staff who assist mothers with breastfeeding (midwives and lactation consultants) are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours education, including at least three hours of clinical experience. Within the 20 hours of education there must be a minimum of eight hours of education covering the WA Health Baby Friendly health Initiative - hospital breastfeeding policy, supporting clinical guidelines and information flyer.

Group 1 staff must undertake a further eight hours of breastfeeding education every three years.

BFHI education tools


For doctors and allied health staff (group two)

All other staff who may provide breastfeeding advice but do not assist mothers with breastfeeding (e.g. most medical staff, some physiotherapists, speech pathologists and dietitians) are required to have a minimum of 2 hours education on the facility’s policy, relevant skills, the International Code of Marketing Breast milk substitutes and Acceptable Medical Reasons for the use of Breast Milk substitutes.

Group 2 staff are required to complete a minimum of 2 hours education.

BFHI education tools - Complete BFHI Introduction/Group 2

For ancillary, peri operative and recovery room staff and relevant non - clinical staff (group three)

All staff who have contact with pregnant women and mothers but do not give assistance and do not provide advice as part of their role are required to have a knowledge of BFHI and the WA Health BFHI hospital breastfeeding policy.

BFHI education tools - Complete BFHI Group 3


For any queries please contact samantha.davies@health.wa.gov.au at DNAMER.