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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 "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).

Other Credits : 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.

  • NOTE  This course must be taken for a Letter grade. Please visit the instructors website for required textbook and more in depth program details. (www.breastfeeding-education.com)

  • COURSE NUMBER  RMED-40006
  • CREDIT  4.00 unit(s)


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