Course Description

This course is an excellent starting point for those interested in learning about the process of breastfeeding, and educating new parents about breastfeeding. 

This course teaches the anatomy and physiology of the breast, changes during pregnancy and lactation, and prepares the student to assess and provide anticipatory guidance regarding maternal nutrition, initiating and establishing successful breastfeeding, recognizing and managing common breastfeeding problems, and referral to community resources and breast feeding products.

Lactation Educator Certification

Our training partner, Childbirth Concierge, will supply you with the requirements and forms needed for certification through CCI. Upon completion of the approved training program, including the certification requirements (internship hours, reading list, project, and more), you can apply for CCI Lactation Educator Certification here.

Kathy Bradley, IBCLC, CCE, CD

and the Childbirth Concierge Team

Spanning a 30 year career in the maternal health field, Kathy is the visionary and owner of Childbirth Concierge. The Childbirth Concierge team of instructors brings vast experience to the classroom. Education is focused on strongly supporting women no matter how they choose to birth or feed their babies. As a mother of 5, Kathy understands the challenges families face preparing for birth and caring for their newborns. A born educator, she is in her element teaching new parents and health professionals. She worked 14 years in Maternal Health at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando. She is strongly motivated to support women no matter how they choose to birth or feed their babies.

Course Objectives

  • To increase the student’s awareness of the need to promote and support breastfeeding

  • To increase the student’s knowledge of breastfeeding basics, including anatomy and physiology

  • To be able to identify common and complex problems with breastfeeding

  • To be aware of breastfeeding devices and their uses

  • To promote consistency of information given to breastfeeding mothers

  • To encourage a positive approach to breastfeeding promotion

  • To encourage adoption of policies that promote and support breastfeeding

  • To increase the student’s skills in supporting the breastfeeding mother

  • To increase awareness of other groups who are promoting and supporting breastfeeding

  • To encourage communities to work together to promote and support breastfeeding

  • Learning Materials and Resources

    Counseling the Nursing Mother A lactation Consultant’s Guide- Fifth Edition Judith Lauwers & Anna Swishers

  • Prerequisites

    High school diploma, GED or certificate from an institute of higher education

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This program will give you the information and tools to provide excellent breastfeeding advice and support.