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Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) 20 Hour Course-Louisville, KY

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

Calling all nurses, midwives, physicians, dentists, dietitians, speech language pathologists, doulas, peer counselors or anyone working with or interested in supporting breastfeeding families. Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? This 20 hour CLE® Lactation Educator Course helps train professionals to offer evidence-based breastfeeding support, information and education.

Want to become a Certified Lactation Educator, CLE® ?
Need to train your staff for Baby-Friendly?
Need to train your WIC staff to become peer counselors?

Certified Lactation Educators are in high demand in WIC clinics, hospitals and Peer Programs. The knowledge and skills taught during the three-day intensive aids the professional as well as the community advocate. Join this 20 Hour Lactation Educator™ Course, and qualify to become a CLE® with CAPPA. You will learn evidence-based information to prepare you to provide exceptional breastfeeding education.

Offering 21.5 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and Nursing hours potentially available on request.

Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Lactation Educator™ with CAPPA.  This three-day workshop meets the first requirement of your CLE® program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding for perinatal professionals. Additionally, this course supports both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother-Friendly practices and provides training for those seeking certification as certified lactation educators™ with CAPPA.

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™, CLE® or CAPPA Community Educator™, LE(C) certification steps for workshop attendance. 

This course helps train professionals to offer breastfeeding support, information and education. It is not an IBCLE exam preparatory course, nor does attendance in this course or certification as a CLE® qualify a professional to perform lactation evaluation, assessment or diagnosis or lactation related conditions.  To understand the scope of practice for the CAPPA CLE®, click here.