Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment. Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles. Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios. CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA certification programs. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.
The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator™ Training
Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Lactation Educator™ with CAPPA. This twenty-four-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLE® program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding for perinatal professionals. Additionally, 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). Ideal for labor and postpartum doulas, WIC staff, public health employees, and anyone looking to offer lactation education.
*The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Ideal for hospital staff, pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, and PAs specializing in maternity care.
The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA Lactation Manual, resources, and unique giveaways to enhance your practice.
The training covers the following topics:
Goals/Roles of the Lactation Educator™
Historical Look at Breastfeeding
Anatomy of Breast and Lactation Physiology
Importance of Breastfeeding/ Hazards of Formula Feeding
Counseling the Postpartum Family
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding – BabyFriendly Information
Working with the Hospital
Medications and Mother’s Milk
Teaching to Adult Learners
And much more!
Why Certify as a CLE®?
Certified Lactation Educators™ (CLE®s) provide evidence based information to the community, families and professionals to encourage an increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. Lactation Educators™ are found teaching community and hospital based breastfeeding classes, as peer breastfeeding counselors in hospital and public health settings, facilitating support groups, running pump rental stations and providing phone support.
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, such as an IBCLC. The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator™ course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA CLE® training prepare a student to become an IBCLC.
Faculty: Train with a Midwife who’s supported more than 1,400 families over 25 years! Heather is also a Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner & Parent Educator, an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, and a Hypnobabies® Instructor. https://www.hmbirth.com/
Registration Link: https://www.hmbirth.com/lactation-educator-trainings
*discounts available for people of color, military families & past attendees of a CAPPA training with Heather McCullough
Details of Refund Policy: Refund in full if training is canceled by instructor. Once student is registered we count you as attending and purchase and prepare materials for your spot. If a student changes their plan to attend, payment can be used for future training (any training with Heather McCullough within 1 year of training date, or next scheduled training in the area within 18 months), or transferred to another person. There is a $50 transfer fee to move to another training or to transfer to another person (waived if training doesn’t fill and taking the next available option) or training is canceled (no fees apply if training doesn’t fill). NO refunds for no-shows, partial attendance, or last minute cancellations. No certificate given if attendee is not present for 100% of the workshop. Transfers must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance from the first date of training, as last minute cancellations will forfeit payment. (This is done to not risk cancelling the training for all other participants if the minimum is not met to a last minute transfer). Non-refundable travel reservations should not be made until Heather has confirmed the class (usually by two weeks prior to the class start date).