October 2021 Lactation Education Specialist Course
||United States Breastfeeding Committee Calendar
||October 2021 Lactation Education Specialist Course
||United States Breastfeeding Committee
||Alyssa Marie Speece, MPH [United States Breastfeeding Committee]
||Oct 26, 2021 11:30 AM America/Eastern
||Oct 26, 2021 03:30 PM America/Eastern
||Weekly: Every 1 week(s) on: Tuesday till Nov 09, 2021
||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.