Online: Lactation Educator Counselor Course

UC San Diego Extension Lactation Education Program

Spring Online: April 3 - June 17, 2017

This program prepares health professionals and other interested individuals to become lactation educators. It furnishes the basic information necessary to promote breastfeeding and to interact in the breastfeeding situation by assisting and encouraging the breastfeeding triad of mother, baby, and support person.

Topics include basic anatomy and physiology of lactation, early attachment of the baby, hospital care, support during the postpartum stage, common concerns and solutions, and appliances and apparatuses used in breastfeeding.

This 45 hour program meets the prerequisite requirement for the LEAARC Approved Lactation Consultant training program. At completion of the course students are "Certificated Lactation Educator Counselors."

This course is the required prerequisite to the Lactation Consultant course.

Other Credit: BRN, RD: 45 CE Hrs.  IBLCE CERP’s: 45

Credit: 4 units

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-On the web:

-By Phone: (858) 534-3400

Section 119954 Cost: $695


Email: or call: (858) 534-9262

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