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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 "Lactation Education Counselors". The certification is valid for 5 years from the date of completion; we offer a quarterly online refresher course.
RN: 45 Hours of BRN CEUs

Note: This course must be taken for a letter grade.

This course is offered in-person in various locations and online every quarter. View the academic calendar here

Course Number: RMED-40029
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)

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