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CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator Training – LIVE ONLINE (Lori Cowx)



October 24 @ 9:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
October 26 @ 9:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT



Lori Cowx, RN, IBCLC, CLE
(226) 342-5003
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Ontario, Canada
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Training Dates and Times:
October 24, 25, 26 9:00 Eastern Standard Time 5:00 Eastern Standard Time

Early Bird $ 600
Regular $650
Plus applicable taxes if registering in Canada

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.


Lori Cowx is a passionate and experienced Registered Nurse of nearly three decades working directly with families. As an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in a bustling private clinic, Lori has a specialized focus on lactation consultancy and has dedicated her career to supporting families on their breastfeeding journey.

Lori’s inspiration to become an IBCLC stemmed from her daughter’s challenging breastfeeding journey, igniting a fervent dedication to assisting families in achieving their breastfeeding goals. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge is mirrored in her commitment to ongoing education, ensuring she stays at the forefront of best practices and advancements in lactation support.

As a CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), her prenatal classes have been instrumental in equipping parents with the knowledge and tools necessary to get breastfeeding off to a great start, navigate common early challenges and meet their feeding goals. Lori’s commitment to education is evident in the positive feedback received, underscoring the value of her classes in facilitating successful breastfeeding experiences for new parents. Now, as CAPPA faculty, she is excited to empower professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of breastfeeding to do the same.

Known for her unwavering dedication to families, Lori believes in providing not just a service but an experience that goes beyond mere assistance. Her genuine love for babies and their parents drives her mission to offer compassionate and effective guidance. Her personal experiences as a mother of four daughters, two sons, and two grandsons provide her with a deep understanding of the nuances and challenges families face.

But wait, there’s more! Outside of work, Lori’s a huge bookworm, a green-thumbed gardener, and an adventurous hiker. She’s the kind of teacher who’s not just about the textbooks but about making sure you feel confident and supported.

Lori embodies a multifaceted professional with a wealth of experience, a commitment to education, and a genuine desire to support and educate those striving to make a difference in the lives of breastfeeding families. If you’re eager to dive deep into the world of breastfeeding and support families in a meaningful way, Lori Cowx is your guide. Join her on this amazing journey!

As a bonus, Lori continues to be supported by her IBCLC mentor Attie Sandink, RN, IBCLC, CLE who will be enhancing Lori’s trainings with her decades of expertise in the fields of labour, delivery and lactation.


TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT: https://birthwisewellness.com/for-professionals/


Details of Refund Policy:
1. If the training is cancelled by Lori, a full refund will be provided.
2. There will be no refunds given if you cannot attend. Your registration can be transferred to another CLE course being facilitated by Lori within one calendar year.
3. You may substitute another registrant for your spot if needed. If enough time has been provided, we will mail the manual to the new registrant. If not, it will be your responsibility to get the manual to them and at your expense.

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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