October 2021 Lactation Education Specialist Course
Calendar: United States Breastfeeding Committee Calendar
Type: Public
Title: October 2021 Lactation Education Specialist Course
Group: United States Breastfeeding Committee
Owner: Alyssa Marie Speece, MPH [United States Breastfeeding Committee]
Start: Oct 12, 2021 11:30 AM America/Eastern
End: Oct 12, 2021 03:30 PM America/Eastern
Recurrence: Weekly: Every 1 week(s) on: Tuesday till Nov 09, 2021
Description: BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist (LES) course prepares community health workers and others working to promote health and wellness for families to become lactation educators.
This 45-hour course covers basic breastfeeding management such as basic anatomy and physiology of lactation, positioning and latch, common breastfeeding challenges, counseling skills, early postpartum management, alternative feeding methods, creating a prenatal breastfeeding class, local and global public health considerations and more.
Upon completion of the course, graduates may use the title “Certificated Lactation Education Specialist” (CLES). This designation is valid for 5 years from date the certificate is issued. Renewal is offered by application only.

It is the position of BreastfeedLA that breast/chestfeeding must be addressed as not solely an individual choice, but an expression of culture. Therefore, our Lactation Education Specialist and Lactation Consultant Education courses, like all our programming, are committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity, inclusion, and equity; and grounded by the guiding principle of cultural awareness and relevancy.

BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education program is proudly taught by women of color Lactation Consultants within a framework of reproductive justice. Our curriculum is culturally responsive, intentionally inclusive, and tailored to the specific needs of our diverse communities.
Link: https://breastfeedla.thinkific.com/courses/october-2021-lactation-education-specialist-course