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20 Hour Certified Lactation Educator™ Training – San Diego, CA (Christy Jo Hendricks)



April 11 @ 8:00 am PDT - 5:00 pm PDT
April 13 @ 8:00 am PDT - 5:00 pm PDT



Gwynne Knap, CLD, CPD, CCCE, CLE


San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA United States
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Training Dates and Times:
April 11-13 8AM – 5PM PST

Course Investment:
Early Bird Rate (at least 3 weeks in advance): $585, Regular Rate: $635, Alumni Rate: (second training with Christy Jo): $525.
Students have the option of paying a deposit of $255 to guarantee their spot and paying the balance of $340 a week before the training ($595 total). Limited Military and BIPOC Scholarships are available ($535).

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.

Offering 21.25 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

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 Lactation Educator™, CLE® or CAPPA Community Educator™, LE(C) certification steps for workshop attendance. Ideal for anyone wanting to become a Certified Lactation Educator™, CLE®.


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.


Faculty: Christy Jo Hendricks, IBCLC, is an international speaker, teacher, inventor and author. She has made a career of teaching in ways that simplify learning and keep audiences engaged.

Her career has allowed her the privilege of serving families in hospital settings, public health programs, WIC clinics, support groups and through her private practice. Her students enjoy continued mentoring and counseling in their practice. She has been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Award, Who’s Who among Teachers, Phyllis Klaus Award for Positive Impact on Parent/Infant Bond, Above and Beyond Award for Innovative Practice by the Department of Public Health and Lactation Faculty of the Year from CAPPA. She has also been recognized for her publications.

Christy Jo created an IBCLC prep course that earned state-wide distinctions. Her IBCLC prep course has been successful in preparing hundreds of students to become Lactation Consultants. She resides with her family in California where she continues to serve her community as an IBCLC, CLE, CCCE and birth doula. Christy Jo also works part time for the Department of Public Health and serves as faculty for the CAPPA CLE© and Childbirth Educator Programs.

Her goal is to help you reach yours!


TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT: https://www.birthingandbreastfeeding.com/certified-lactation-educatortrade.html


Details of Refund Policy: There are no refunds if a student needs to cancel, but prospective students can transfer to another course with Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding within 12 months of the original course date with approval from Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding. A $50 transfer fee will be applied. Non-refundable travel reservations should not be made until Christy Jo has confirmed the class (usually at least three weeks prior to the class start date). If the class is cancelled by Christy Jo, attendees have the option of receiving a full refund or transferring to another Lactation Educator Training with Christy Jo. Certificate of training completion is given only if the entire training is attended, the Pre-Workshop Study Guide is completed, and training fees are paid in full.

NOTE: Each student must be in attendance during the entirety of the training provided in order to receive a certificate of attendance for this Training Class.

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