Lactation Management Training: From Novice to Expert

Online Webcast Self Learning Modules

Listen to the instructor while you view the powerpoint slides. Just like attending the lecture in person but you can review at your leisure anything that you missed the first time around. These online self learning modules are presented by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience. They provide the basics of lactation management for those with little previous experience or training as a breastfeeding counselor and meet the requirements for breastfeeding support training required for DONA doula training.

The Basics of Lactation Management Self Learning Program consists of 3 chapters:cont_ed_01

  •  Starting Out Successfully
  •  Difficulties Breastfeeding Mothers May Encounter
  •  Breast Pumps and Breastmilk Storage

Complete Self Learning Program consists of the above chapters, plus:

  • Breastfeeding the Premature Infant  
  • Alternative Feeding Methods for Breastfeeding Babies

DONA students are required to take the Basics set, Chapters 1, 2 and 3 which is $39.95.

Chapters 4 and 5 are optional and are included in the Complete package for $69.95.

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Chapter I - Starting Out Successfully

Reviews the 4 most common positions for breast-feeding, correct latch-on and the importance of timing of feedings. Covers all the information you need to get mothers off to a good start in breastfeeding.

Chapter II - Overcoming Breastfeeding Difficulties

Describes common breastfeeding problems, their causes, and suggested remedies.

Chapter III - Breast Pumps and Breastmilk Storage

Discusses the various types of breast pumps available and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Also describes hand expression. Freezing, thawing, and storage of breastmilk are included.

Chapter IV Breastfeeding the Premature Infant

Guidance for those instructing mothers of premature infants how to establish a milk supply, determine readiness for breastfeeding, transition the baby to the breast and prepare for home care.

Chapter V Alternative Feeding Methods

Alternatives when babies temporarily cannot breastfeed. Includes determining when extra feedings are needed, cup and spoon feeding, finger feeding, and complementary feeding at the breast.

Chapter VI - Talking to Mothers

Effective communication methods whether you are counseling a mother to choose to breastfeed or instructing her in the first few critical days on initiating lactation


We also offer bundles of courses from 15 to 20 credits.

Check out our enriched 90 hour course and 45 hour bundles, get all of your required hours in one place!

L-CERPs and E-CERPs are awarded by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Lactation Education Resources, Long-term Providership CLT 109-31.

Lactation Education Resources is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, VNA # 16-03-03P.

CPEs are awarded at the completion of the program.  Lactation Education Resources is an approved provider by the Commission of Dietetic Registration #LA002

Lactation Education Resources adheres to the World Health Organization Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes