Color-Filled Breastfeeding:

Clinical Lactation Training Program

The Color-Filled Breastfeeding: Clinical Lactation Training Program was developed by the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition to increase the number of highly skilled lactation consultants available to serve Kansas families. The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to partner with local healthcare facilities as well as community partners to train the future of lactation in Kansas! Color-Filled Breastfeeding is open to all Kansans but will focus on providing scholarships to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) lactation consultants in Kansas, who are greatly underrepresented in skilled lactation professions.

 

By providing clinical placement opportunities to qualified lactation students, Kansas IBCLCs and their facilities can make an important contribution to health equity for families in their community who will benefit from having access to culturally congruent lactation care now and into the future.

Clinical Site Locations:

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Topeka
  • Wichita

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Further clinical lactation training from KBC

 

 

Breastfeeding 101

Our introductory course covers the basics of making milk, latching, and positioning. Lactation supporters will learn everything needed to know about effective breastfeeding from birth and how to return to work or school.

August 2024

December 2024

 

 

Breastfeeding 201

This course goes into more detail about overcoming common breastfeeding hurdles, how to identify them, and possible solutions. Designed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of staff, this course builds on the basics of breastfeeding health education in Kansas.

August 2024

December 2024

 

 

 

List of Lactation Certification Programs

Interested in becoming a lactation consultant? You might start with a certification course. Here is a listing of over 10 courses that will help you get started on your lactation career.

Courses

Who We Serve

For Healthcare Providers
For Employers
For Childcare Providers
For Families
For Lactation Support Providers
For Physicians

Join a section to get more involved with the KBC

Through our coalition sections, we advance change to create a Kansas where breastfeeding is not only normalized but celebrated. Each section meets regularly to discuss issues that impact breastfeeding families in Kansas, including legal policy, accessible healthcare, and building communities that support breastfeeding.

We welcome and encourage participation from anyone interested in making breastfeeding and human milk feeding more accessible and equitable in Kansas through advocacy and leadership.

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Get connected with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition regularly advocates for necessary support through breastfeeding resources and lactation support in Kansas!

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