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Communication Course

Communication Course

LER has designed a five-hour, lactation-specific bundle specifically to meet your needs.
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Use of LARC Methods During Lactation

Use of LARC Methods During Lactation

As a lactation professional, you will field questions from clients about using Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC) while breast/chestfeeding. Are you prepared to answer with confidence? This class equips you with accurate, research-based information on the advantages and risks of LARC during lactation, as well as alternative methods. Your instructor, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, and doula Leslie Southard, has spent her career focusing on medication use during pregnancy and lactation. In her signature clear, engaging style, Southard covers hormonal IUDs, non-hormonal IUDs, hormonal implants, and hormonal injections.

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How much do you know about LARC – Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive methods? You are likely to field questions about them from your clients: Which ones are safe during lactation? Will they impact milk supply? What are the risks? Below, we share five reasons LARC can be a great choice for lactating families, as well as four potential unintended consequences you’ll want to know about before you counsel clients. This info is drawn from our course “Use of LARC Methods During Lactation,” where you’ll find much more–learners explore all the types of LARC, how they work, their use during lactation (including impact on milk supply), and more. Five Reasons to Choose LARC LARC methods include hormonal IUDs, non-hormonal IUDs, hormonal implants, an...
Does your client’s culture affect their lactation experience? You probably answered yes. Most of us are aware that factors like ethnicity, geography, and community powerfully shape the experiences of childbearing and infant feeding. But what if someone asked you: “How does culture impact lactation?” Would you have a ready answer? It’s a big question, and true understanding is the work of a lifetime. However, there are several common timepoints along the lactation journey when culture is especially important for many parents. Understanding these is a great place to start. Timepoint 1: Whether to Breast/chestfeed From the beginning, your lactation client’s decision to feed their milk took place in a cultural context. If breastfeeding is the n...

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

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  • 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!

  • 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!

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