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Certified Lactation Educator™ (CLE©) 3 day training course-Louisville, KY


  • The Forum 400 East Gray Street Louisville, KY, 40202 United States (map)

Why become a certified lactation educator?

Certified Lactation Educators (CLE©) provide evidence-based information to the community, families, and professionals to encourage an increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration, and support. CLEs are found teaching community and hospital-based breastfeeding classes, as peer breastfeeding counselors in the hospital and public health setting, facilitation support groups, running pump rental stations and providing phone support.

This course satisfies the following:

*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).

*The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

*The CAPPA Lactation Educator certification step for workshop attendance. Additional fees for certification.

Concepts covered over the three days includeLactation Professionals, History of Breastfeeding, Group Process, Learning Styles, Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding, The Importance of Breastmilk and Breastfeeding, Prenatal Support and Breastfeeding issues, Birth's Impact on Breastfeeding, the Hospital Experience, Latch and the Breast Crawl, Skin To Skin, Signs of Successful Feeding, Maternal and Infant Challenges, Medications and Breastmilk, Fathers and Partners, and Curriculum Development.

*Now offering a group discount for 3 or more from the same agency, $25 off the early bird registration price per person and a military discount. Please make note that if you need to register with a P.O. and pay by check through your employer, or have any questions, please email The Baby's Voice at info@thebabysvoice.com.

**This course helps to train professionals to offer breastfeeding support, information and education. 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. To learn more about the CAPPA CLE scope of practice, click here.