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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

The textbook for this class:

     Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care 1st
     by Campbell, Suzanne Hetzel
     ISBN / ASIN: 9781284111163

You may purchase textbooks via the UC San Diego Bookstore.

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)
Related Certificate Programs: Lactation Consultant: Pathway 2

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