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Certified Lactation Educator

Course Description

The Certified Lactation Educator Counselor program is a five-week workshop with many subjects and topics covered. Below is a list of some of the topics that will be explored, in no particular order.

Subjects Covered

  • History of Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition Counseling for Women
  • Surgeon General’s Call to Action
  • Positions of Breastfeeding
  • Supplementation
  • Healthy People 2010 & 2020 Goals Increase
  • Maternal Concerns and How to Help
  • Alternative Feeding Methods
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Insufficient Milk Supply
  • 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Supporting Breastfeeding and Pregnancy
  • Baby Wearing
  • Augmentation vs Reduction
  • Cesarean Section
  • Perception of Low Milk Supply vs Insufficient Milk Supply
  • Teens and their Challenges
  • Breastfeeding Benefits
  • Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia)
  • Weaning
  • Breastfeeding Hormones
  • Birth Control and Breastfeeding
  • Cleft Lip and/or Palate & Down Syndrome
  • Managing Early Feedings
  • Medications and Breastfeeding
  • Going Back to Work and Pumping
  • Feeding Frequency and Duration
  • Latch & Signs of Correct Latch
  • Guidelines for Pumping

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