BreastfeedLA’s Lactation Education Specialist course prepares community health workers, nurses, doulas, pediatricians, midwives, and others interested in working to promote health and wellness for families to become lactation educators.
This 45-hour LEAARC approved course covers basic breastfeeding management such as the basic anatomy/physiology of lactation, positioning and latch, common breast/chestfeeding challenges, counseling skills, early postpartum management, alternative feeding methods, creating a prenatal breastfeeding class, local and global public health considerations and more.
Upon completion of the course, graduates may use the title “Certificated Lactation Educator Specialist” (CLES). This designation is valid for 5 years from the date the certificate is issued. Renewal is offered by application only (email for details).