Overview of basic lactation management related principles, and introductory material regarding teaching and instructional methods. Simultaneously satisfies staff education for facilities seeking Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)accreditation. See www.BabyFriendlyUSA.org for more info.
Childbirth Educators, Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Midwives, Physicians, Dieticians, WIC personnel, nurses, hospital staff, public health professionals, Maternity Support Services, La Leche League leaders, Social Workers, Human Services professionals, professionals working with and supporting families during the childbearing year.
This seminar is approved for 24 ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) contact hours CNTC 09-92. This seminar also satisfies the breastfeeding education which is necessary for DONA International Birth Doula certification candidates.
Increase your existing professional knowledge, skills, and abilities and enhance professional attitudes and values, as they relate to human lactation. Improve the value and credibility of your professional services. This course is designed to satisfy the Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals as outlined by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (no endorsement by the USBC is implied). View the USBC Core Competencies.
Seminar attendance and participation simultaneously satisfies both the workshop component that is required to certify as a Lactation Educator (CLE), through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, www.CAPPA.net and the education that is necessary for staff employed within facilities seeking Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accreditation. Learn more about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative here. CertifiedLactation Educators (CLE's) may be considered qualified to facilitate breastfeeding classes in a professional setting to expectant families and serve as a resource when consulted with issues related to the challenges and triumphs of the breastfeeding dyad.
The CAPPA CLE does not prescribe, treat, nor diagnose breastfeeding related conditions and is trained to refer clients facing circumstances that require this degree of intervention to a qualified professional. The CAPPA 20 Hour CLE course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA CLE training prepare a student to become an IBCLC. For information regarding steps to certify as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), please follow this link www.IBLCE.org. For information regarding the current steps to certify as a CAPPA Lactation Educator follow this link to www.CAPPA.net.
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~ Core Topics ~
Scope of practice of a CLE
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accreditation
Risks of formula
Anatomy and physiology of the breast
Biochemistry of human milk
Basic breastfeeding initiation
Birth practices and breastfeeding
Maternal and infant challenges
The late preterm infant
Professional referral resources
Illness and breastfeeding
Medications and mothers' milk
~ Course Schedule ~
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