This program prepares health professionals and other interested individuals to become lactation educators. It furnishes the basic information necessary to promote breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother, baby, and support person. Topics include basic anatomy and physiology of lactation, early attachment of the baby, hospital care, support during the postpartum stage, common concerns and solutions, and appliances and apparatuses used in breastfeeding. At completion of the course students are "Certificated Lactation Educator Counselors". The Certification is valid for 5 years from the date printed on the certificate. To renew your certificate you will need to complete the Refresher:Lactation Educator Counselor Training (Course# RMED-40026).
Note: This course must be taken for a Letter grade. Please visit the instructor’s website for required textbook and more in depth program details. (www.breastfeeding-education.com)
Other Credit: 4 CE units in Reproductive Medicine BRN/RD: 45 CE hrs. BRN does not award partial credits. Course must be taken for a letter grade option.
Course Number: RMED-40006 Credit: 4 units in Reproductive Medicine
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