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20 Hour Lactation Educator Training – LIVE ONLINE (Shavon Johnson)



June 8 @ 9:00 am PDT - 5:00 pm PDT
June 10 @ 9:00 am PDT - 5:00 pm PDT



Shavon Johnson, MPH, CLE
(951) 394-0885


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
  • Maternal/Infant Challenges
  • Pumping/Expressing Breastmilk
  • 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.

Regular Registration: $600.00
Late Registration: $675.00 (Paid one week prior to training material shipment date)

Registration Link: https://cappacletrainingjune2023.splashthat.com

About the Faculty

Shavon Johnson, MPH, CLE Founder and CEO of Mom’s Treasure Chest.  Her passion for “woman and child across the lifespan” lies deep. She believes that all families should be provided the proper education and services to have the birth experience they choose. Shavon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, she also holds a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in Maternal & Child Health. Later in her career she gained training with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) to become a Certified Lactation Educator, offering lactation education, services, and support. Wanting to offer more to her clients and community, she is certifying as a Certified Labor Doula with CAPPA. Shavon provides education and complete support to the birthing family during pregnancy, labor, birth, and immediately postpartum. She is a Social Worker specializing in transitional aged youth; her role as Program Coordinator  for the Maternal & Child Health program she developed offers birthing services, classes, and resources to expectant and parenting young adults.  Shavon holds a CAPPA Faculty Member position where she trains individuals for the Certified Lactation Educator program. Shavon is an active and financial member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; She is also a member of the SANKOFA Inland Empire Birth Workers Collective, the Riverside Coalition for Black Health and Wellness and the Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative. Shavon’s goal is to educate her community through health education and promotion.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for training’s. Registration may be transferred to another training with Shavon, within 12 months of the original training date with the approval from Shavon and by paying a $50.00 transfer fee. Failure to transfer to another training within the 12-month period results in forfeiture of all monies paid for the course. Tuition cannot be transferred to another person. Non-refundable travel plans should not be made until the course has been confirmed by the instructor 30 days from the training date. If the training is cancelled prior to 30 days before the training date, Shavon will be not responsible for any expenses incurred if non-refundable travel plans are made. In the event of hazardous weather/travel issues, Acts of God, or National Emergencies, a makeup option will be made available. Shavon is not responsible for expenses related to weather issues, including but not limited to airfare and hotel.

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