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Lactation Courses:

Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) and Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification

The Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice – Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification Program is accredited by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.

Upcoming Dates

  May 7 -11 Oceanside, CA
  December 3 - 7 Salt Lake City, UT


Contact Hours: RNs: 45; RDs: 34; CLCs: 45 Contact Hours; IBCLCs: 39L and 6E CERPs
This interactive course provides IBCLCs and CLCs with the opportunity to earn advanced certification in lactation management while verifying the insight, knowledge and skills essential to the development and implementation of management strategies for complex problems related to breastfeeding and human lactation. Participants will examine cases, and develop management strategies using knowledge of psychology, sociology, infant development, gender studies, professional interrelations and ethics. Purpose, Objectives and Criteria for Successful Course Completion are available here.

Who should attend?
Nurses, lactation professionals, breastfeeding and nutrition staff.

Pre-requisite:
For Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant Certification: A current RN license and either a Healthy Children CLC or an IBCLC.
For Advanced Lactation Consultant Certification: Successful completion of the Healthy Children course Maternal Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation and either a Healthy Children CLC or an IBCLC.

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Community Breastfeeding Educator

This foundation course for community workers in maternal child health focuses on providing services to pregnant women to encourage the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. Strategies for providing anticipatory guidance and support in order to prevent breastfeeding problems and to address barriers to breastfeeding, and to enable women to overcome any perceived or actual breastfeeding problems. Click to download registration form.

Upcoming Dates

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Contact Hours: RNs: 20; CLCs: 20; RDs: 20; IBCLCs: 20L CERPs

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Maternal Infant Assessment for the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation

This course examines assessment parameters and skills within the role of case finding, reporting, noting change and documenting the assessment. Major topics covered in the course are normal and gross anatomy of mother and infant, normal and abnormal development of the anatomy and physiology of the breastfeeding mother and baby, infant assessment scales, breast and maternal assessment, lexicon of assessment and documentation. Click to download  registration form.

Upcoming Dates

  May 2 - 4 Oceanside, CA  
  November 28 - 30 Salt Lake City , UT  


Contact Hours: RNs: 28.25; CLCs: 28.25; RDs: 28.25; IBCLCs: 28.25L CERPs

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Take the 20 Hour Course

Take the 20 Hour Course over 3 days. This course fulfills the UNICEF recommendations for those who work with mothers and babies, and the training requirement for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Based on the new 20 hour curriculum in support of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this course was developed with support from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the US Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Click to download  registration form.

Upcoming Dates

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Contact Hours: RNs: 20; CLCs: 20; RDs: 20; IBCLCs: 20L CERPs

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Applied Teaching Methods in Lactation Education

RNs: 44.5 Contact Hours; RDs: 44.5; IBCLCs: 44.5L CERPs; College Credit Recommendations: 3 credits. Can be used towards CLC recertification.
This course examines contemporary theories of adult education related to adult learning and develops health education skills with the goal of supporting the achievement of continuity of care in the maternal child health care setting. Course content provides a thorough grounding in adult learning principles for use in educating health care professionals and in fostering systems change through transformative learning. Students will engage in a variety of learning laboratory activities (including delivering a 45 minute lactation specific presentation to the class-topics will be assigned in class) Participants will gain experience in the design and delivery of educational offerings with a focus on supporting continuity of care in the area of breastfeeding and human lactation. These strategies may be useful for those who want to implement change such as implementation of the WHO/UNICEF 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Each participant will recieve a health systems copy of the Curriculum in Support of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as well as basic PowerPoint files to teach each of the 15 Sessions within the Curriculum.

Required texts: Cadwell, K., & Turner-Maffei, C. (2009). Continuity of care in breastfeeding : best practices in the maternity setting. Sudbury Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Cadwell, K., and Turner-Maffei, C. (2017). The Curriculum in Support of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: A 20-Hour Interdisciplinary Breastfeeding Management Course for the United States. (East Sandwich, Mass: Health Educational Associates, Inc.). Gawande, A. (2013, July 22). Spreading Slow Ideas. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/07/29/slow-ideas

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Upcoming Dates

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Contact Hours:RNs: 44.5; RDs: 44.5; CLCs: 44.5; IBCLCs: 44.5L CERPs

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Case Studies in Lactation Practice: Skills and Strategies

This course provides a new framework for evaluating and solving breastfeeding problems. Case studies will be examined through an 8 level process. Working in large and small groups, participants will gain insight and direction for solving lactation problems. Learn from the authors who wrote the book on Case Studies in Breastfeeding! 

Upcoming Dates

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Contact Hours: RNs: 13 , CLCs: 13; IBCLCs: 7 L CERPs & 6 E Cerps

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Working Together: Communication and Teamwork Strategies for Reclaiming Breastfeeding

This course explores the theories of team and group processes including the use of teamwork tools, participatory action research, data driven planning, quality improvement processes and evidence-based practice using a framework of breastfeeding promotion, protection and support. Breastfeeding coalitions, WIC programs, hospital staff and others can benefit from this training.
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Upcoming Dates

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Contact Hours: RNs: 13; RDs: 12; IBCLCs: 13L CERPs, CLCs: 13

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