Certified Lactation Support Certification
Lea developed a unique curriculum for educating people interested in providing lactation support. The program is 45 hours of entry level instruction provided either virtually, self paced or in person. Unlike other courses this program reflects her belief that adults learn differently and that multiple modalities of education are important. To that end it is the only program currently offering Continuing Education credits from the IBLCE that does not require a test to pass.
So, how is learning assessed? By evaluating case studies, reading research and discussion. At the conclusion of the training students continues to have access to Lea via a Slack group to answer questions in real time as each person gains confidence in their learning and skills. Over the last 6 years over 125 people have taken this training. Some have gone on to doula work, extend their learning and become IBCLCs and midwifery school.
The topics that are covered include:
Adult Anatomy & Physiology of Lactation
Infant Oral Anatomy
Normal Milk Production Process
Challenges with Milk Production
Effects of Premature Delivery,
Effects of Trauma - Historical, Community and Individual
Consequences of Systemic Racism
Analysis and Evaluation Research
Documentation for Lactation Support
A two hour class that introduces methods for maintaining client privacy and the hows, whats and why's of documenting for lactation counseling and support.
Pumping Like A Boss
An overview of pumps, differences, similarities and how to support your client in their pumpng journey.
Insurance and Business Structures for Lactation Practice
A two hour introduction to choosing a business structure, liability insurance and insurance billing for lactation services.
Mentoring for Lactation Professionals
Whether you are starting out or have been in practice for awhile these mentor sessions are opportunities to discuss a challenging case or get guidance on your journey whether you plan on becoming an IBCLC or not.