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Onsite Inpatient Breastfeeding Specialist

Onsite Training

This course focuses on the skills necessary to assist mothers to initiate breastfeeding and problem solve common difficulties in the first 5 days of baby's life. Join our experienced instructors as they present content designed to promote breastfeeding and provide the student with the information and skills necessary to assist in most common breastfeeding challenges. This course is perfect for those who work with breastfeeding families in this critical time period.

Learn to help families get breastfeeding off to a great start and address the most common lactation difficulties.

Class meets the training requirements for aspiring doulas.


The 1 Day course grants:
  • 7 CERPs
  • 7 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7 CPEs
The 2 Days course grants:
  • 14 CERPs
  • 14 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 14 CPEs

Course Topics

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Medications in breastmilk
  • Infant conditions that can impact breastfeeding
  • Impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding
  • Skin to skin
  • Positioning and latch-on
  • Anticpatory guidance
    • Jaundice
    • Engorgement
    • Second night syndrome
    • Nipple Pain
  • Late pre-term and NICU babies
  • Support the mother separated from her infant
    • Hand expression
    • Use of breast pump
    • Supplementation methods
    • Amount to supplement
  • Frequency and duration of feedings
  • When to use devices
  • Case studies

**Some facilities may modify the topics covered.

Course Objectives

  • Describe two hormones that affect lactation
  • Demonstrate and assist mothers in baby led and mother led latching techniques
  • Appraise milk transfer from mother to baby
  • Benefits of skin to skin
  • Describe three characteristics of the pre-term baby and how it can impact breastfeeding
  • Recognize medical reasons for supplementation
  • Identify three causes of engorgement
  • Define medications that are contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers

Course Instructors

Angela Love-Zaranka BA, IBCLC, RLC Angela Love-Zaranka has been a La Leche Leader since 1990 and a Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1997. She has served on several non-profit boards as a member of the finance committee and/or treasurer. She received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Washington DC and her graduate work, also at Trinity, is towards a Master’s of Science in Administration, specializing in non-profit management.

She is an IBCLC in private practice in Alexandria, VA and is the lead Lactation Consultant at DeWitt Army Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.


Nancy McAlduff RN BSN IBCLC RLCNancy McAlduff has been a registered nurse for 20 years and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for 10 years. Her work experience includes inpatient labor and delivery, postpartum, special care nursery, and outpatient settings as a breastfeeding peer counselor, an educator, and private practice lactation consultant.
She continues to work as an inpatient lactation consultant on the mother-baby unit and volunteers with her state breastfeeding coalition.

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