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Activate Epigenetics


How human milk and breast/chestfeeding activates our genes through epigenetics.

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Price: $24.00 USD

Prepare to be amazed by the power and importance of human milk like never before. This course, taught by leading expert and international lecturer on the topic Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE, takes you behind the scenes to discover the unbelievable impact of human milk at the individual level, the societal level, and across generations. 

You’ll learn about the powerful role receiving human milk or infant formula plays in determining which genes are silenced and which are activated, directly leading to health outcomes. You’ll also learn about how these effects persist beyond the individual to future generations, who can inherit these genetic changes. In addition, you’ll learn about the fascinating changes that occur for parents at the gene level when they nurture, hold, and breastfeed or chestfeed their infant. Lastly, you receive a full explanation of the concept of weathering and how access to human milk — or lack of access — is a key determinant in either healing or perpetuating the cumulative effects of oppression, racism, and marginalization.

Human milk matters, and the groundbreaking information in this course will leave you inspired to continue working toward access for all infants like never before.

This Course Awards:
  • 1 R-CERP - from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - IBLCE

Price: $24.00

Primary Topics Covered
Development and Nutrition
Physiology and Endocrinology
All Topics Covered
Physiology and Endocrinology
Development and Nutrition