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Lactation Education Specialist Training 2018 – July 9, 12, 19, 23, 26
Early Bird Special: On or before June 25th, 2018 $495
Cost AFTER June 25th: $550
You are invited to join BreastfeedLA for our new Lactation Education Specialist Training in 2018! Like all other 45-hour courses, our course provides the learner with a background in basic breastfeeding management in preparation for providing education and counseling to breastfeeding families and for the IBCLC® exam.
**Attendance is mandatory for all 5 class dates including July 9,12,19, 23, 26
45-Hour Course Description
This lactation educator training series touches on all areas of the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (for those preparing to sit for the IBCLC® Board Exam) and meets the Step 2 Baby-Friendly USA Staff Education Requirements, 2016 Edition.
Lactation educators work in many settings in our community, including WIC offices, hospitals, providing education alongside doula and midwifery services, and as volunteers. While lactation educators do not provide hands-on breastfeeding support without supervision, the scope of practice for a lactation educator does position the individual to provide prenatal breastfeeding education to groups and individuals, facilitate breastfeeding support groups, and to advocate for breastfeeding in the community and the public health realm.
Prerequisites for this course include a high school diploma or GED and a passion for elevating breastfeeding as a public health strategy to imrove disparities in health outcomes.
This 45-hour course in lactation education covers basic breastfeeding management techniques such as Positioning, Attachment, Physiology & Hormones of Breastfeeding, Milk Production, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Counseling Skills, Creating a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, Adult Learning Techniques, plus more.
BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist Training was created to provide opportunities for the lactation-specific education required for all individuals aspiring to pursue board-certification as IBCLCs and to supplement the training and education of existing healthcare professionals in the area of human lactation. All concepts, skills, and education in human lactation are taught in accordance with the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline (www.iblce.org) and meet the standards for supporting, breastfeeding practices advised by the World Health Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Baby-Friendly USA.
Following the didactic presentations and skills competency demonstrations, participants will:
Possess the necessary skills to educate prenatally about breastfeeding in both group and individual settings, including teaching a prenatal breastfeeding class;
Possess sufficient education in basic breastfeeding management to independently provide information and support to a breastfeeding parent via telephone or in a group setting, and while supervised by an IBCLC in a clinic or hospital environment;
Possess the necessary counseling skills to provide sensitive and culturally appropriate care to the breastfeeding parent and family;
Possess clinical judgment sufficient to refer breastfeeding parents appropriately to other healthcare providers including, but not limited to, IBCLCs in cases where medical issues or complex cases of lactation are present; and to
Recognize and discuss solutions to alleviate common barriers to supporting a parent’s choice to exclusively breastfeed.
Completion of this course does not confer a hands-on breastfeeding support certification and participants should be supervised by an IBCLC or working under a separate healthcare credential if providing hands-on lactation care.
BreastfeedLA prefers to accept payment via PayPal. If you need to pay by check, your check must be received by June 25, 2018.
Digital files containing the curriculum will be emailed to registered participants by June 15, 2018. Curriculum must be printed and put in a binder prior to the first day of class. No printed copies of the curriculum will be provided.
No refunds will be granted after June 25, 2018.
Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, your check MUST be received no later than June 25, 2018 in order to honor the Early Bird rate.
Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge) – Total Number to be Determined
Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers contact hours in continuing education will be offered. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. CERPs will be awarded.
Registered Dietitians: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate of attendance for CPEs for your professional development portfolio.
Application has been submitted for approval of this course by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (www.learrc.org)
This course is co-sponsored by California Advanced Lactation Institute
Please join us for this special day-long seminar with Dr. Nils Bergman, focused on the role of neuroscience in birth, bonding, and breastfeeding.
Early Bird Registration is $130 and Ends July 16th! After July 16th: $165
Kangaroo Mother Care has been proven to significantly impact the survival and positive outcomes of premature and very low weight babies. Skin-to-skin contact for full term babies has also been shown to contribute to better outcomes for breastfeeding and neurodevelopment.
Dr. Bergman will share his research on how Kangaroo Mother Care and other biological practices contribute to better outcomes for all infants and especially the most vulnerable neonates. Attendees will leave with concrete tools to improve outcomes in their facilities and practices.
Dr. Bergman graduated at the University of Cape Town, and has worked in South Africa, Ciskei and, Sweden, before working seven years as Medical Superintendent and District Medical Officer at Manama Mission, Zimbabwe. Here he, together with Midwife Agneta Jurisoo, developed and implemented Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for premature infants right from birth. He now researches and promotes KMC fulltime. He was for 6 years Senior Medical Superintendent of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital (7000 deliveries per year) and five Midwife Obstetric Units (11000 deliveries per year). Dr Bergman continues to live and work in Cape Town, as a Consulting Public Health Physician. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:
Summarize principles from various disciplines that impact breastfeeding.
Describe the relevance of neuroscience to the early neonatal period.
Apply neurobehavioral techniques to support breastfeeding, in preterm and full term infants
Link sleeping behavior with feeding behaviorStart applying healthier principles in maternal-infant care
When registering for this event you give your consent to be interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed for use by BreastfeedLA. By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this photography policy and consent that you will use the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.
Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.
Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.” No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.
Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)
Registered Nurses: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
Lactation Consultants: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 5 L-CERPs will be awarded.
“Increasing Skin-to-Skin Contact to Improve Perinatal Outcome and Breastfeeding Success”
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Increasing Skin-To-Skin Contact to Improve Perinatal Outcomes and Breastfeeding Success
August 2, 2018, 8:30 – 10:30 am ET
For a full description of this program please visit our website.
All of our programs are available On Demand 2 weeks after the live webcast.
Call us at 518.402.0330 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Join the Orange County Lactation Consultant Association general meeting on the 2nd Monday of February, May, August, and November.
6650 Alton Pkway
Medical Office Blding 2 5th Floor, Conference Rm 1
Subscribe to our newsletter to get Orange County lactation news at www.oclca.org
(Informal coffee meetups happen every intervening month.)
Meetings are open to lactation professionals including IBCLCs, CLEs, CLECs, LLL leaders, and students of these professions.