Lactation Support in Kansas

The Future of Lactation Support In Kansas

Educational support for lactation specialists

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to partner with local healthcare facilities as well as community partners to train the future of lactation support in Kansas!

The “Color-Filled Breastfeeding: Clinical Lactation Training Program” was developed by the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition in an effort to increase the number and diversity of highly skilled lactation consultants available to serve Kansas families.

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Courses for Lactation Support Specialists in Kansas

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Breastfeeding 101 & 201

Our breastfeeding classes cover the basics of making milk, latching, and positioning. Lactation supporters, community health workers, home visitors, and anyone who supports families in the postpartum period will learn everything will learn everything needed to know about effective breastfeeding from birth and how to return to work or school.

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Lactation Education Specialist

6-week online class with weekly live lectures and self-paced, self-study modules. Live lectures are held weekly on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 2 pm CST. Upon completion of the course, graduates may use the title “Certificated Lactation Educator Specialist” (CLES). Course dates for 2023 TBD

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Becoming the Lactation Support Provider You Want to Be

The Becoming program aims to increase the number of breastfeeding peer counselors, certified breastfeeding counselors, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) available to provide culturally congruent breastfeeding support and clinical care.

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Providing support, advice, and guidance to Kansas parents

  • Lactation consultants are key to breastfeeding success
  • Overcoming breastfeeding challenges is easier with lactation support providers
  • There are a variety of lactation support providers from counselors to clinical consultants.
  • Lactation support is an important part of a well-rounded healthcare system

Lactation resources for Kansas physicians

Get Connected With the KBC

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is a central hub for breastfeeding resources in Kansas. We are working to build a culture of breastfeeding support. Join us in breaking down barriers to breastfeeding!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the importance of breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is important for both children and their parents. Not only is breast milk uniquely designed for infants and toddlers, but breastfeeding is also shown to prevent certain illnesses in both the mother and child.

How long should a child be breastfed?

U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. After that, it’s important to continue breastfeeding while incorporating other appropriate foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization, along with other credible health organizations, recommend breastfeeding from birth to 2 years or beyond.

I'm a student, am I eligible for the Color-Filled Breastfeeding Clinical Lactation Program?

All students accepted into the program have completed 95 hours of lactation education in addition to 14 college-level health science requirements. Prior to entering the program, students are vetted with a complete criminal background check, and will possess general and professional liability insurance coverage.