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2022 North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program

Dec 14, 2021 7:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Three Webinars
Feb. 16-17, Apr. 6-7, May 18-19
Plus two clinical days to be scheduled

LactationEducatorProgram 2022

This course targets health care professionals who work with breastfeeding mothers, and offers necessary knowledge and skills for providing basic breastfeeding management and support. These skills focus on basic prenatal and postpartum counseling, and the management of common concerns and clinical problems. 

The interactive training involves five days of didactic sessions, two days of clinical rotations and an independent study assignment. The clinical days will be scheduled to occur between the first two days and last 2 days of the program. 


  • Discuss factors that contribute to the breastfeeding decision.
  • Explain the importance of optimal positioning and latch-on.
  • Identify common considerations and causes of issues with milk supply.
  • Describe hospital policies which contribute to successful breastfeeding.

Who Should Participate
Health care professionals including lactation consultants, physicians, midwives, health educators, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and others who provide care to mothers and infants in any health care setting are encouraged to participate.

Find out all the details for this upcoming training on our website

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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