Professional Training, Doula, Childbirth Educator
Date(s) - 06/08/2018 - 06/10/2018
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


L*exact location is given after registration is complete and paid.

Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Lactation Educator™ with CAPPA. This twenty four hour training 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.

Offering 21.25 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours.

The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA Lactation Manual, resources, and unique give-aways to enhance your practice.

The training covers the following topics:
Goals/Roles of the Lactation Educator™
Historical Look at Breastfeeding
Anatomy of Breast and Lactation Physiology
Importance of Breastfeeding/ Hazards of Formula Feeding
Counseling the Postpartum Family
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding – BabyFriendly Information
Working with the Hospital
Maternal/Infant Challenges
Pumping/Expressing Breastmilk
Medications and Mother’s Milk
Maintaining Milk Supply
Teaching To Adult Learners
Latch and Positioning
Working with the Hospital
When and who to refer moms to for additional help
And much more!

The CLE Training 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). Ideal for labor and postpartum doulas, WIC staff, public health employees, and anyone looking to offer lactation education.

*The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Ideal for hospital staff, pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, and PAs specializing in maternity care.

*The CAPPA Lactation Educator™, CLE® or CAPPA Community Educator™, LE(C) certification steps for workshop attendance. Ideal for anyone wanting to become a Certified Lactation Educator™, CLE®.

This training also fulfills the requirements for:
Peer Counseling Lactation Education
WIC Staff Lactation Training Hours
Welcome Baby Breastfeeding Education
Doula programs Breastfeeding Education Requirements


Bookings are closed for this event.