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20 Hour Lactation Educator Course -P/SL


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM (MDT)

20 Hour Lactation Educator Course -P/SL

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CAPPA Community Lactation Educator Course - P/SL

This is a private training. It is only open for those staff at P/SL who been approved by Regina Minert to participate.

Course will be offered from September-November. The course is three days in total. You will need to select which days you will attend for each of the course days.  Day One will be offered on Sept 2 and 18. Day Two will be offered on Oct 7 and 16th. Day Three will be offered on Nov 4 and 13th. You are also being given the opportunity to certify as a CLE (Certified Lactation Educator) through CAPPA. You will have short homework assignments precourse and between each class. The goal is for you to only have to complete your open book exam online after the final day of the course to certify.

Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding and supporting both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices. Additionally, this course begins the coursework to become a certified lactation educator with CAPPA.

Offering 24 CAPPA Contact Hours.

Questions, email info@motherjourney.com or call 720-515-BABY.

This course satisfies the following:

*The Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals as outlined by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (no endorsement by the USBC is implied).

 *The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

*The CAPPA Community Lactation Educator certification step for workshop attendance. Additonal homework will be required beyond the course to certify.

Transform your understanding about what breastfeeding/breastmilk really is:

                An irreplaceable relationship

                A brain developer

                An immune system

                An organ system

                A living tissue


Transform your professional skills

                Increase your nursing competencies in the first hours after birth

                Hone your breastfeeding support skills

                Learn unique strategies for teaching breastfeeding to families

                Enhance your communication skills


Transform yourself

                Take the leap to explore new ways to work with families

                Open your mind about new concepts surrounding breastfeeding



Concepts covered over the three days include: History of Breastfeeding and BFHI, Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding, The Importance of Breastmilk and Breastfeeding, Prenatal Support and Breastfeeding issues, Birth's Impact on Breastfeeding, the Hospital Experience, Latch and the Breast Crawl, Skin To Skin, Signs of Successful Feeding, and Maternal and Infant Challenges, Ilk and Medications, and Curriculum Development.

The CAPPA CLE does not prescribe, treat, nor diagnose breastfeeding related conditions and is trained to refer clients facing circumstances that require this degree of intervention to a qualified professional. The CAPPA Lactation Educator course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA CLE training fully prepare a student to become an IBCLC.


Your faculty:

Laurel Wilson, BS, IBCLC, CCCE, CLE, CLD, CPPFE, CPPI owns and manages MotherJourney in Colorado. She has her degree in Maternal and Child Health-Lactation Consulting. With over twenty years experience working with women in the childbearing year, Laurel takes a creative approach to working with perinatal professionals.  She is co-author of new book The Attachment Pregnancy and bestselling book, The Greatest Pregnancy Ever: The Keys to the MotherBaby Connection. She is also the creator BOND University, which trains and certifies Perinatal Bonding Facilitators. Laurel's workshops are known nationwide for being fun, informative and transformative.  Laurel is board certified as a lactation consultant and is also a certified lactation educator, childbirth educator, labor doula, Prenatal Parenting Instructor, Pre and Postpartum fitness educator and prenatal yoga teacher. She serves as the CAPPA Executive Director of Lactation Programs and trains Lactation Educators for CAPPA certification. Offering education and movement classes to families in private and hospital settings, Laurel has created teaching strategies that facilitate better understanding of the change processes during the childbearing year. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than 20 years and has two amazing sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences.  She believes that the journey towards and into motherhood is a life changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.

Have questions about 20 Hour Lactation Educator Course -P/SL? Contact MotherJourney

When & Where

P/SL - Professionals Plaza West
1719 E 19th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM (MDT)

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