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    We offer lactation specific training for everyone interested in breastfeeding!

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New Course!
Communication Course

Communication Course

LER has designed a five-hour, lactation-specific bundle specifically to meet your needs.
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Featured Course
When Breastfeeding Fails

When Breastfeeding Fails

Counseling a parent who is facing a lactation challenge that could lead to the cessation of breastfeeding requires a storehouse of information, skill, wisdom, and empathy.

By incorporating thoughtful insights from leading experts and authors (Diana Cassar Uhl, Diana West, and others) as well as the newest research, this course supports your practice with evidence-based information.

While “breastfeeding failure” is a concrete term, this course emphasizes that the scenarios lactation professionals encounter are never all-or-nothing. You’ll leave equipped to walk alongside parents and help them rescue the positives from even the hardest situations.

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Latest Blog Post

Imagine this: You’re sitting with a client you’ve been seeing for some time. Theirs has been a truly hard road. You’ve done your best, and your client has worked so hard. But the problems are still not resolved. And now, they’ve told you they think it might be time to quit. Maybe they're thinking of stopping breast/chestfeeding altogether. Maybe they’ve been triple-feeding to increase a low supply and are ready to stop pumping and accept the supply they have. Or maybe they’ve been struggling to woo a non-latching baby to the breast/chest and are weighing the decision to exclusively pump. As a lactation support professional, what can you do to help? Drawn from our course When Breastfeeding Fails, below are 10 steps for supporting a parent wh...
We all know the journey to the IBCLC is a passion-filled one. It can also be an expensive one. College classes, lactation coursework, clinical hours, text books, review courses, exam fees – the costs can add up quickly. And, at a time when the health of parents and babies depends on diversifying the lactation care field, these expenses also add up to a lack of ethnic and racial representation among IBCLCs. At LER, we are determined to be part of the solution. SCHOLARSHIP WINDOW NOW OPEN Our Rising Tide Lactation Equity Scholarship program is designed to remove financial obstacles for Black aspiring IBCLCs and increase the number of Black IBCLCs in the United States. A new round of applications for Rising Tide Scholarships opened on July 15,...

Guest Blog: Why Did I Become an LC?

We know you all have great stories about your experiences being or working toward becoming a lactation consultant. Now we've created a forum for you to share your stories with others. We invite you to write a maximum 100-word essay on who or what influenced you and what experiences encouraged you to enter the rewarding field of lactation consulting.

 Submit Your Blog Entry Here here to submit your essay, we can't wait to hear all about it!


How to Choose a Lactation Course

There are important considerations when choosing an educational institution. Here is a series of questions to help you choose a quality course. http://www.lactationtraining.com/questions-to-ask

What Students Are Saying

  • I did enjoy all of the course. It was the most helpful of ALL the courses that I studied. LER will be my only recommendation if I am asked.

  • I really enjoyed your online class and case studies. I will definitely suggest this class to others.

  • Thanks...this had been a truly wonderful program and I have learned much more than I expected.

  • I've really enjoyed this course and have learned a lot, and I am already putting it to use in my daily practice as a midwife. I'll definitely recommend it to others.

  • I am so pleased with how prepared I felt taking the IBLCE exam on Monday, 10/1. It is, in no small part, due to the excellent material in your Lactation Consultant Training Program (Enriched). Thank you!

  • I just wanted to post to say thank you for the incredibly helpful websites. The women I teach will benefit greatly from the information.

  • I just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the course, I'm finding it fascinating, and am recommending it to other nurses and midwives at my new job.

  • I've just successfully completed the final exam! What a fabulous class! Thanks so much for offering such a convenient and high quality option for obtaining lactation education!

  • May I say I am more than impressed with your on line course, great presentations and incredible support. I will highly recommend you to my colleagues.

  • Thanks for everything...you have a wonderful program and I really learned a great deal

  • I love the course offerings and can’t wait to do more. They are so varied and interesting!!!!! Melissa

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