Local Learning Opportunities
Community Lactation Access Project
Caring for and feeding babies is a learned art as much as it is a biological process. Skilled, kind, knowledgeable support is crucial in the early days. The Community Lactation Access Project is dedicated to training support people in every community, at multiple access points for parents.
Lactation Counselor Training Course
The Lactation Counselor Training Course is a comprehensive, evidence-based, college level, breastfeeding management course that includes practical skills, theoretical foundations and competency verification.
Basic and complex technical issues are explored within the context of problem solving and counseling strategies. This course prepares participants for professional work in the hospital and in public health and community settings. It trains participants in how to gain insight into clients’ problems with a strong focus on counseling skills.
At the end of the course, participants who have completed all competencies may sit for the CLC® examination, the premier national certification in lactation management for the United States, which is administered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP).