MSU Denver


Breastmilk and Infant Formula Technicians are responsible for providing nutritional services through preparing and distributing human milk, formula feedings, and maintaining formula labs in NICUs and/or pediatric floors of hospitals.

This noncredit course provides specialized training for breastmilk and formula room technicians. Learners in this course receive training in aspects of proper human milk and formula preparation based on infant feeding guidelines from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including:

  • Basic mathematics
  • Medical terminology formula ratios
  • Calorie mix
  • Aseptic handling techniques
  • Inventory control
  • Customer service

The certificate is a self-paced online course over four weeks. Students may complete the course as quickly as possible, or take up to four weeks. The certificate curriculum includes discussion boards, reading, projects, and quizzes. There is no formal exam for completion.

After completing the certificate, students are eligible to receive 1.6 continuing education units.

The Breastmilk and Infant Formula Technician Training course was developed by Jennifer Bolton, Ph.D., RDN to meet the growing need for trained professionals in infant formula preparation. Dr. Bolton is currently in her 17th year of teaching for the MSU Denver Department of Nutrition.


  • Flexible schedule – the self-paced and online nature lets students control their schedule
  • Real-world applications – enhance your resume with in-demand skills


The four-week course is entirely online and self-paced. Students may complete the class anytime within the four weeks the course is available.

Spring 2023 course: February 1 – March 2, 2023. Students must register by February 6.


The course is $425, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. No textbooks are required.

About the instructor

Jennifer Powell Bolton, Ph.D., RDN, developed and instructs the course. She created the class to meet the growing need for trained professionals in infant feeding preparation. Dr. Bolton is an instructor for the MSU Denver Department of Nutrition, and has been a maternal and child nutrition profession and a clinical dietitian for over 20 years.

Photo of instructor Jennifer Bolton


For questions regarding registration, tuition, award documents, or refunds, contact Andrea Pazos at 303-615-1234 or [email protected]

For questions regarding course content, advising, or instruction contact Jennifer Bolton at 303-615-0990 or [email protected]

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