We have cancelled Monday March 4th because of inclement weather.
The class will run for 4 weeks instead of the usual 5.
There is still space to sign up, class now starts March 11th!
This is a 45-hour training course, taught by Lea Rivera, IBCLC, that meets the clinical competencies for doulas, nurses, health care providers, and WIC nutritionists. Unlike other certification in lactation education, this course is taught through a combination of case study, research analysis, protocol development. Counselors finish the course with an understanding of the true scope of work and the ethics of being a breastfeeding counselor. CERPS and CMEs can be obtained. Counts for 45 hours of lactation specific education ( 25-30 hours 1-to-1 teaching + 10-15 hours of homework/observation).
|WEEK 1 CANCELLED||WEEK 1 CANCELLED|
|Monday, Mar 11, 2019||10:30 AM - 6:30 PM|
|Monday, Mar 18, 2019||10:30 AM - 6:30 PM|
|Monday, Mar 25, 2019||10:30 AM - 6:30 PM|
|Monday, Apr 1, 2019||10:30 AM - 6:30 PM|
The composition of Human milk
Anatomy and physiology
Infant Oral Anatomy
Initiating Breastfeeding: Best practices
Positioning and Latch-on
Assessment: Case study and develop a protocol for initiation
Changes in frequency and duration
Mastitis, Thrush, Plugged Ducts
Slow weight gain in the Breastfed Infant
Nutrition during Lactation
Assessment: Case study and research review
Cleft lips and palates, laryngomalacia
Late preterm infant
Assessment: Case study and develop a protocol for NICU admission and discharge
Breast Pumps and Manual Expression
Breastfeeding and medications
Breastfeeding and Sexuality
Assessment: Research review and develop a protocol for pump use
2 breastfeeding support groups or shadow an IBCLC on two home visits.
We understand Birth workers may be on-call. Therefore, one absence is permitted. If you are called to a birth, you will be able to schedule a makeup session with the teacher.