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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
Annual Update 2023

Annual Update 2023

This course features a rich discussion of more than 30 key lactation-related research studies, protocols, and position statements published in 2022. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP,-BC, IBCLC, Accredited Provider Program Director and Instructor at LER; and Julie Grimes, IBCLC, Instructor and Administrative Coordinator at LER and a lactation care provider since 2009, combed through the latest publications and brought back their findings for you to enjoy. However, they don’t just report the results. They also draw clear connections to how each new finding relates to practice and explain how you can update your care based on the most recent scientific evidence.

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Latest Blog Post

The American Academy of Pediatrics has 67,000 members — 67,000 physicians who serve the same new families you serve as a lactation care provider. Do you know what the AAP is telling its members about lactation? We’re here to bring you up to speed. This past year, for the first time in a decade, the AAP issued a new Policy Statement on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. Below, we’ll give you the key take-aways from the new AAP policy statement and explore how they apply to your lactation practice today. Does phototherapy mean supplementation? Not necessarily. When a newborn needs phototherapy for jaundice, it’s common for healthcare providers to start considering supplementation as well. But does a need for phototherapy equal a need fo...
How common is cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation? Recent studies indicate that it is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances during both. One in 20 pregnant people and 6.6 percent of lactating people report using cannabis, and experts believe these numbers are underestimates. And in both groups, cannabis use is on the rise. The result: chances are you are already encountering clients in your role as a lactation care provider who use cannabis, or you will in the future. Will these clients feel comfortable asking for your advice on this potentially sensitive issue? If they do ask, will you know how to answer? Below, we share four keys to counseling lactation clients about cannabis use — with expertise, awareness, respec...

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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