Lactation - Supporting Your Breastfeeding Client

Lactation - Supporting Your Breastfeeding Client

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This class gives all of the basic knowledge needed to start supporting your breastfeeding client.
It goes through what to expect during the prenatal period through the 2nd week postpartum.
Topics included are how the birth can affect breastfeeding, the importance of skin-to-skin,

establishing a good milk supply, and how to know if baby has a good latch, and more.

This class is appropriate for birth workers in a supportive role.

These introductory lactation CEU's may be used towards IBCLC requirements.

Equipment needed: none

Textbook required: none


Your Instructor

Kristina Chamberlain
Kristina Chamberlain

I began my career in women’s health in 1995, without even realizing it. I volunteered at a women’s clinic in Chicago run by a group of diverse, but like- minded women (considered radical by some). We all agreed that everyone deserved to be listened to, to be treated with respect, and to have access to health care. Unfortunately, it seemed like a novel idea to many outside of our walls. But the work done at this particular clinic inspired me to leave my job as a theater producer and go to midwifery school so that I could do my part in changing health care. I have worked with women in hospitals and clinics in Russia and Guatemala, which has only solidified my belief that we all want the same thing: respect, good health, and support. Since then, I have collected many licenses and certifications, but the original passion is still there.

I graduated from the midwifery program at the University of Washington in 2005. I continued to earn a post-masters certification in Women’s Health and was also certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Though I am a midwife and feel honored to have been a part of so many babies coming into the world, I no longer attend births. Instead, I focus my practice on working with women throughout the other stages of their lives, providing well- woman care, including, but not limited to annual exams, birth control, and breast health care. Because I want to stay in the baby world, I also specialize in lactation issues. Before opening Eastside Total Health, I provided lactation support through home visits, and worked in various women’s health clinics. I recently published my first book: I Can Breastfeed, Visualizing Your Way to Breastfeeding Success.

As ETHL grew, it became clear that it was time to expand. With that expansion came some changes, including adding more providers, and more services, such as pelvic floor therapy and family building via fertility awareness and inseminations.

It humbles me that so many women and their families have trusted me to be a part of their health care.

I am certified by or a member of the following organizations:

Course Curriculum

  Part I: Your role as Breastfeeding Advocate
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  Part II: Anatomical and Hormonal Effects on Breastfeeding
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  Part III: How Birth Affects Breastfeeding
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  Part IV: Getting Breastfeeding Off to the Best Start
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  Part V: Assessment and Treatment of Common Breastfeeding Issues
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I obtain a Certificate of Completion?
After successfully completing all 5 parts of this course and passing each quiz, your certification will be available for download.

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