Certified Lactation Educators are in high demand in WIC clinics, hospitals and Peer Programs.  The knowledge and skills taught during the three-day intensive aids the professional as well as the community advocate. Join our next 20 Hour Lactation Educator™ Course, and qualify to enter the CLE® Program with CAPPA. You will learn evidence-based information to prepare you to provide exceptional breastfeeding education.

Register Now and Turn Your Passion into Your Profession!

The CAPPA CLE™ three-day course is designed for anyone who works with prenatal or postpartum moms, wants to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education, or professionals looking for L-Cerps or CAPPA Contact Hours.  This course supports both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices and provides training for those seeking certification as certified lactation educators™ with CAPPA.

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 Lactation Educator™, CLE® or CAPPA Community Educator™, LE(C) certification steps for workshop attendance.

The CAPPA CLE Training gives a good overview of lactation including:

  • Goals/Roles of the Lactation Educator
  • Historical views of Breastfeeding
  • Anatomical, Physiological & Hormonal Aspects of Lactation
  • Latch and Positioning
  • Maintaining Milk Supply
  • Breastfeeding Counseling
  • The Adult Learner
  • Risks of Formula Feeding/Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Working with the Hospital
  • Maternal/Infant Challenges
  • When and who to refer breastfeeding moms to for additional help

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Staff of Hospitals Seeking Baby-Friendly Status
  • Labor and Postpartum Doulas
  • Midwives and Obstetricians
  • Labor and delivery and Mom/Baby Nursing Staff
  • NICU Nurses
  • Childbirth Educators
  • Dieticians
  • WIC professionals and Public Health Staff
  • Physicians
  • La Leche League Leaders
  • Those Supporting Mothers During Breastfeeding

Staff Training For BabyFriendly, BFHI

This course satisfies the 20 necessary hours for BabyFriendly staff training. Modeled after the WHO BFHI curriculum, this course is modified to meet the specific needs for US Hospitals. Hospitals can send staff individually, or we can come to you and train all or a portion of your staff at discounted rates. Laurel has taken specific training on Teaching the 20 Hour Course with Healthy Children. For a proposal, email us.

What is BFHI?

For more information about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, visit:

What You Will Learn

  • Goals/Roles of the Lactation Educator
  • Historical Look at Breastfeeding
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Benefits of BF
  • Hazards of Formula Feeding
  • Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Working with the Hospital
  • Maternal/Infant Challenges
  • Pumping/Expressing Breastmilk
  • Medications and Mother’s Milk
  • Fathers/Partners and Breastfeeding
  • Teaching To Adult Learners
  • Curriculum Development
  • Marketing Your Practice and more…

Host at Your Facility

Have a minimum of 15 staff who need the CLE Training? You may qualify for an on-site training. 

Hospitals and clinics have been able to effectively train their entire staff by scheduling an on-site training. Local trainings are well-attended and cost a fraction of the price of sending all staff to distant trainings. If you represent an organization and have a minimum of 15 staff to register for a CLE Course, please read the Organization Contract.  You are welcome to include individuals from other organizations to ensure enough attendees.

If this option seems right for your organization, contact Prinscilla Moore, CPD, CAPPA CLE Faculty.

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