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New Funding Opportunity for Aspiring Lactation Support Providers:

  • Submission deadline – 8:00 AM, July 15, 2022
  • Announcement of awards – Aug. 12, 2022

In alignment with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s (KBC) commitment to addressing disparities in breastfeeding, the KBC is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support aspiring lactation support providers from communities with low breastfeeding rates. The KBC, with support from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, has committed $5,000 to this funding opportunity, with a maximum individual award of $1,000.


To be considered for funding, eligible applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Self-identify as one or more of the following – Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander; OR –
  • Reside or support breastfeeding families in Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties, the nine (9) counties of Southeast Kansas, or the 19 counties of Southwest Kansas (Map of eligible counties)

Details and online application HERE

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 13-14, 2022 for the 2022 Kansas Breastfeeding Conference to be held in person in Wichita, KS.

Clinical Lactation Training Program – to earn clinical lactation hours required to become an IBCLC

NEW – List of Certificate courses to become a Breastfeeding or Lactation Counselor

Lactation Education Specialist – 6-week online class with weekly live lectures and self-paced, self-study modules. Live lectures are held weekly from Oct. 11 – Nov. 15 on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 2 pm CST. Upon completion of the course, graduates may use the title “Certificated Lactation Educator Specialist” (CLES). Registration. Cost $550 or $495 if registered by 9/27.

High 5 for Mom & Baby online training – 15 1-hour modules, FREE, search “Kansas Breastfeeding Education” on K TRAIN

Physician Education and Training to Support Breastfeeding

List of online breastfeeding education compiled by IBCLE

Kansas Breastfeeding Education Event Schedule

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM Education Center

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Podcasts

AAP Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum

AAP Breastfeeding Resources for Health Professionals

Anatomy & Physiology of Lactation “Badge” course from Wichita State University

Breastfeeding Conferences

Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium

Breastfeeding Webinars (Free, one-hour videos. CEUs and CMEs not available.)

Breastmilk Solutions: Dr. Jane Morton

Breastfeeding | Human Medicine Interprofessional Education (IPE) – 3 hours of FREE education for physicians and others who care for families

Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

EMPower Training Digital ToolComprehensive training materials to implement skills-based competency in maternity care and breastfeeding

International Lactation Consultant Association Knowledge Center

Jones and Bartlett Learning

Kansas Breastfeeding Education Event Schedule

Lactation Support Provider Training Directory (USBC) 

Making it Work: Improving Worksite Support for Breastfeeding Mothers (School of Public Health, University of Albany)
Part 1: Assisting & Empowering New Mothers
Part 2: Engaging and Assisting Employers

Michigan Breastfeeding Network – FREE monthly Breastfeeding Education webinars.  Offered 3rd Tuesday of every month 1-2pm, past webinar recordings available

Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice (School of Public Health, University of Albany)

Together for the Duration – 15 L-CERPs from Arizona Department of Health Services, AZ Health Zone, and the Arizona WIC Program)

Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, and Lactation in Health Care Settings  – four-part webinar series, on-demand viewing. Continuing medical education, nursing contact hours, health education contact hours, certified public health, and L-CERP continuing education credits are available at NO COST.

USBC – Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals

Using “Baby Behavior” to Support Informed Early Infant Feeding Decisions (School of Public Health, University of Albany)
Part 1: Overview
Part 2: Research-Based Counseling Techniques


Journals – Lactation Professionals


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