Breastfeeding Basics: News

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Breastfeeding Benefits & Barriers
Anatomy & Physiology
Growth & Development
Breastfeeding Around the World
The Breastfeeding Couple
The Term Infant with Problems
Breast Milk and Drugs

Apr 8, 2012
Replaced References to the 2005 AAP Policy Statement on Breastfeeding with the new 2012 Statement.
Apr 24, 2011
Updated HIV information and references in the Breastfeeding Around the World module.
Feb 8, 2011
Updated information and references in the Growth & Development module.
Jan 24, 2011
Updated Information and References in The Term Infant with Problems module.
Jan 24, 2011
Updated references in the Anatomy & Physiology section to refer to the 7th edition of Lawrences' Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession rather than the 6th.
Jan 20, 2011
Updated Information and references in The Breastfeeding Couple module.
Dec 30, 2010
Updated Information and references in the Breastfeeding Benefits & Barriers module.
Dec 12, 2010
Updated information and references in the Breast Milk and Drugs module.
May 29, 2010
Updated information and references in the modules Anatomy & Physiology and Breastfeeding Around the World.
November 11, 2009
Fixed broken links to the protocols of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the FDA.
January 15, 2009
The section titled The Term Infant with Problems has been updated with new information and a new reference.
January 13, 2009
The Breastmilk and Drugs module has been updated with new information and references. Minor updates to the Anatomy and Physiology and the Breastfeeding Around the World modules.
December 30, 2008
Code has been added to send e-mail to instructors when their registered course is near expiration. Three e-mails are sent - 14 days prior to removal, 7 days prior and 3 days prior. A final e-mail is sent if the module is actually removed. These e-mails provide a link for updating the registered course.
December 23, 2008
Score sending should be working again, as of Sunday 12/21.
December 21, 2008
Our hosting company "upgraded" their servers and we were moved to new hardware, a slightly different operating system, a significantly altered web server environment, and a new IP address. Thanks to an alert user we were informed that the site was not working on Thu 12/18. By the afternoon of 12/20, we had most things working again, although completion scores are not being sent. We are still working on that problem.
October 19, 2008
The modules on The Breastfeeding Couple and Anatomy & Physiology have been updated with new information and references.
October 18, 2008
The module on Benefits and Barriers has been updated with new information and references.
March 16, 2008
The module on Growth and Development has been updated with new information and references.
March 12, 2008
The module on Breastfeeding Around the World has been updated with new information and references.
June 25, 2007
A long standing bug in the course score sender was found and fixed. Courses in which students had x days to complete the course were not having their scores sent after x days. They would only be sent when the student completed all 7 modules.

December 18, 2006
Programming changed to disallow registering without choosing a Personal-ID and password because this caused problems. Also modified the 2nd page of the registration form (demographic questions form) to make it clearer that you need to click the button to complete registration even if you don't want to answer the questions. This has also been a source of problems. Also improved the weekly cleanup program to help with these matters. Ran the cleanup program manually to, well, cleanup.

June 11, 2006
Added a link to LactMed.

Dec 27, 2005
The learning objects were updated.

Nov 13, 2005
The module on The Breastfeeding Couple has been updated with new information and references.

Oct 29, 2005
The modules on Growth and Development and The Term Infant with Problems have been updated with new information and references.

Sep 24, 2005
The module on Breastfeeding Around the World has been updated with new information and references.

Sep 5, 2005
The module on Breast Milk & Drugs has been updated with new information and references.

May 1, 2005
The module on Breastfeeding Benefits & Barriers has been updated with new information and references.

Apr 30, 2005
The module on Anatomy & Physiology has been updated with new information and references.

Apr 17, 2005
CME credit is no longer available for completing this course of study. We are working on obtaining sponsorship for CME credit through another institution.

Nov 14, 2004
The old email link for webmaster has been replaced by a link to email to prevent spam. Sigh.

Nov 14, 2004
A technical problem has been fixed. This prevented registrations, logins, score sending, etc. The problem was caused by the hosting company upgrading the installed version of perl from 5.8.0 to 5.8.1. Without notification of course. Sigh.

Apr 16, 2003
The section titled "The Term Infant with Problems" has been updated with new information and references.

Apr 14, 2003
The section titled "Breast Milk and Drugs" has been updated with new information and references.

Apr 13, 2003
The sections titled "The Breastfeeding Couple," and "Breastfeeding Around the World" has been updated with new information and references. Some pages have been combined.

Apr 12, 2003
The Breastfeeding Basics web site was moved to a new server. Please report problems to the administrator.

Feb 16, 2003
The section titled "Growth and Development" has been updated with new information and references.

Feb 9, 2003
The sections titled "Benefits and Barriers" and "Anatomy and Physiology" have been updated with new information and references.

Jun 23, 2002
Version 3 of the pre- and post-evaluations has been added. Version 2 will continue to be used by existing registrants. This clarifies a few of the questions and choices.

A bug in the evaluation processor that caused 60 second delays in seeing evaluation results has been fixed.

Apr 20, 2002
The sections on Growth and Development, The Breastfeeding Couple and The Term Infant with Problems have been updated with new content, corrections and references.

A page of "Hints for Usage" has been added.

The baby rotator has been sped up slightly, and two new baby photos were added.

Mar 27, 2002
The section on Drugs has been updated with new content and references.

Mar 11, 2002
The section on Anatomy and Physiology has been updated with new content and references.

Dec 17, 2001
The section on Breastfeeding Around the World has been updated with new content and references.

Dec 9, 2001
The Introduction section has been renamed Breastfeeding Benefits & Barriers and has been updated with new content and references.

Sep 5, 2000
The last three modules of the site have been updated with learning objectives, corrections and some additional references. These modules are The Breastfeeding Couple, The Term Infant with Problems and Breast Milk and Drugs.

Aug 13 to 19, 2000
Sometime during this week the site was moved to a new server. As a result, some information may have been lost, such as memorized citations, bookmarks or exam scores. Also, the site was incapable of doing any more than displaying pages for a few days. As far as we know, all of these problems have been fixed and the site is back in full operation.

March 23, 2000
The Anatomy & Physiology, Growth & Development and Breastfeeding Around the World modules have been updated with learning objectives, some new material and some new references.

February 1, 2000
The Introduction section has been updated with some additional material and some new references. The CME registration page has been updated with learning objectives, the $25 fee, and the accreditation statement.

November 11, 1999
Continuing Medical Education credit is now available through the CWRU Continuing Medical Education Office.

We have added support for teachers and instructors who want to assign Breastfeeding Basics as an exercise for their students and receive their student's evaluation scores by E-mail (see the new menu on the Register page).

And, evaluation scoring has been corrected to eliminate those discouraging -1's for selecting wrong answers. Now you get a point for each correct answer, whether actively selected or not.

May 18, 1999
A page on Returning to Work has been added to the Breastfeeding Couple section.

Two additional patient information brochures have been added. One on Returning to Work, and the other on the use of breast pumps.

April 13, 1999
The Breastfeeding Couple section has been added to the site. This completes the seven module course. We will be making updates and corrections as required in the future. If you have a question about the site, or see an error or an omission, please send email to the site maintainer.

April 6, 1999
The Breastfeeding Around the World section has been added to the site. Six of the seven sections are now completed. These are: The last section, "The Breastfeeding Couple" is under development.

A Patient Information Brochure, "Breastfeeding Your Premature Infant" has been added to the Growth module.

March 18, 1999
The Term Infant with Problems section has been added to the site. Completed sections now are: Two other sections are under development.

The gallery of photos of breastfed children now includes nine beautiful children. A few more are on the way.

Two patient information brochures pertaining to breastfeeding have been added, courtesy of the Nursing Department of University Hospitals of Cleveland. These are in Adobe PDF format to facilitate printing. Several more will be added soon.

February 28, 1999
The Anatomy and Physiology section has been added to the site. Completed sections now include: Three other sections are under development.

February 16, 1999
The Breast Milk and Drugs section has been added to the site! Yippee! (only 4 modules to go). The opening page has been streamlined by moving the site usage instructions to a new page.

January 25, 1999
A gallery of small photos of breastfed children has been started. These are selected at random to appear on roughly 20% of the pages of Breastfeeding Basics. If you want to contribute a photo, please contact the site maintainer.

January 23, 1999
The registration process has been improved to support the use of shared computers and accounts (eg: library computers), and to support visitors that may want to access their "accounts" on this site from different computers, including their own private computer and shared computers.

This support is implemented by new "log in" and "log out" procedures that allow a visitor to regain access to their account by entering a Personal ID and a password that are specified upon registration.

This change is compatible with existing accounts on private (non-shared) computers. If you registered prior to January 23, 1999 and were not asked for a password then don't log out!. If you want to add a Personal ID and password to your account, simply click on the Register button. By adding a Personal ID and password you can now access your existing account from other computers simply by logging on. It also becomes safe to log out - you can log back in using your Personal ID and password.

Notice the new Status: line that now appears just below the navigation bar on every page. This tells you whether you are logged in or not.

January 23, 1999
This news page was added to the site.



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