CAPPA Community Lactation Educator Course - Costa Mesa, CA
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.
16 CAPPA Contact Hours, Nursing Contact Hours avaialble on request
MUST Register by October 10th to Avoid LATE FEES. If this event is sold out (which is highly likely) you can register for the January Event at this link:
Course runs over two days from 8:30-5:30 each day.
- You do NOT have to have lactation experience to take this course. It is a foundational course.
- Completion of the course provides a certificate of completion for the 20 Hour Course and enables you to register for CAPPA Academy to begin certification as a Certified Community Lactation Educator. You have 2 years to certify as a LE(C).
- There is a breastfeeding history chapter to read and a brief preworkshop study to complete prior to taking the course. In total it should take about 60 minutes.
- You do not have to qualify for the course. However, you will need to fill out a registration application to provide the instructor with information about your current lactation knowledge and expereince. Again, no experience is necessary.
Please make note that if you need to register with a P.O. and pay by check through your employer, please email MotherJourney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why become a certified lactation educator?
Certified Communty Lactation Educators, LE(C),s provide evidence based information to the community, families and professionals to encourage an increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. LE(C)s are found working as peer breastfeeding counselors in hospital and public health setting, facilitation support groups, running pump rental stations and providing phone support.
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 doula competencies in the first hours after birth
• Hone your postpartum doula skills
• Learn unique strategies for teaching breastfeeding to families
• Explore adult learning styles
• Enhance your communication skills
• Take the leap to explore new ways to work with families
• Connect with other women who love working with moms and babies
• Open your mind about new concepts surrounding breastfeeding
• Take the first step to becoming certified as a lactation educator with CAPPA
Concepts covered over the three days include: Lactation Professionals, 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, Maternal and Infant Challenges.
The CAPPA LE(C) 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 20 Hour CLE course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA Community Lactation Educator training prepare a student to become an IBCLC.
Laurel Wilson, BS, IBCLC, CCCE, CLE, CLD, CPPFE, CPPI owns and manages MotherJourney in Centennial, Colorado. She has her degree in Maternal and Child Health-Lactation Consulting. With over seventeen years experience working with women in the childbearing year, Laurel takes a creative approach to working with the pregnant family. So is co-author of forthcoming book, The Greatest Pregnancy Ever: The Keys to the MotherBaby Connection. Using journaling, birth art, visualization and experiential exercises, women connect with their inner resources to discover their true beliefs about themselves, their relationships, and their abilities to birth and parent their children. Laurel is certified as a lactation consultant/counselor and educator, childbirth educator, labor doula, Prenatal Parenting Instructor, and Pre and Postpartum fitness educator and prenatal yoga teacher. She serves as the CAPPA Executive Director of Lactation Programs and trains Childbirth Educators and 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 almost 20 years and has two beautiful teenagers, 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.