CAPPA LACTATION EDUCATOR
CERTIFIED LACTATION EDUCATOR WORKSHOP
20 HOUR COURSE IN SUPPORT OF BFHI
Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding and supporting both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices.
This course satisfies the following:
*The Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals as outlined by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (no endorsement by the USBC is implied). http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Portals/0/Publications/Core-Competencies-2010-rev.pdf
*The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.
*The CAPPA Lactation Educator certification step for workshop attendance.
Why become a certified lactation educator?
Certified Lactation Educators (CLEs) provide evidence based information to the community, families and professionals to encourage an increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. CLEs are found teaching community and hospital based breastfeeding classes, as peer breastfeeding counselors in hospital and public health setting, facilitation support groups, running pump rental stations and providing phone support.
The CAPPA CLE does not prescribe, treat, nor diagnose breastfeeding related conditions and is trained to refer clients facing circumstances that require this degree of intervention to a qualified professional. The CAPPA 20 Hour CLE course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA CLE training prepare a student to become an IBCLC.
CAPPA CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR
CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR WORKSHOP
Since the beginning of time women have shared their experiences about birth with other women. Viewed as a part of life, birth wisdom was passed from generation to generation by grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts and those who attended births. When birth moved to the hospital setting, much of this woman-to-woman education was lost. The advent of formal childbirth education classes in the 1960's allowed women and their partners to have an academic-style introduction to the birth wisdom that was once shared organically. Today, expectant parents need more than just academics. Today's birthing woman needs a place where connecting with her baby, other expectant families, her partner and herself is honored and supported. She needs access to an expert who can answer questions regarding information she's already acquired. Perhaps most importantly, she needs support and encouragement to acknowledge the inner wisdom her body provides to birth her baby in the manner that is best for her.
CAPPA childbirth educators are equipped and trained to provide such a place of connection, support and encouragement - changing the world one baby, one mother,one family at a time.
*Certified childbirth educators can be found facilitating classes in hospitals, private offices, community venues and privately. Becoming a childbirth educator is a journey of passion and dedication.
*The CAPPA Childbirth Educator certification steps can be found here, http://www.cappa.net/get-certified.php?childbirth-educator