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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).
RN: 45 Hours of BRN CEUs

Other Credits: 4 CE units in Reproductive Medicine BRN: 45 CE hrs. RD: 35 CE hrs. Partial credit not awarded. 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)

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

Course Number: RMED-40006
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Lactation Consultant: Pathway 2

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