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20 Hour Certified Lactation Educator™ Training - Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (Attie Sandink)

This training is the first step to becoming a CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator™ (CLE®)! The Certified Lactation Educator™.

 Export to Your Calendar 2/28/2019 to 3/2/2019
When: February 28, March 1, and March 2, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm
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Whitehorse, Yukon 
Contact: Attie Sandink, RN, IBCLC, RLC, CBE

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COST: $570 Early Bird, $595 Regular. A group rate may be considered

TO REGISTER: Call or email Attie at 289-244-0442



Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment.  Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles.  Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios.  CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA certification programs. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.


The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator™ Training


Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Lactation Educator™ with CAPPA.  This twenty-four-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLE® program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding for perinatal professionals. Additionally, this course supports both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices and provides training for those seeking certification as certified lactation educators™ with CAPPA.


Offering 21.25 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and nursing contact hours potentially available on request.



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). Ideal for labor and postpartum doulas, WIC staff, public health employees, and anyone looking to offer lactation education.


*The 20 Hour World Health Organization Curriculum to support the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Ideal for hospital staff, pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, and PAs specializing in maternity care.


*The CAPPA Lactation Educator™, CLE® or CAPPA Community Educator™, LE(C) certification steps for workshop attendance. Ideal for anyone wanting to become a Certified Lactation Educator™, CLE®.



The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA Lactation Manual, resources, and unique give-aways to enhance your practice.


The training covers the following topics:


·         Goals/Roles of the Lactation Educator

·         Historical Look at Breastfeeding

·         Anatomy of Breast and Lactation Physiology

·         Importance of Breastfeeding/ Hazards of Formula Feeding

·         Counseling the Postpartum Family

·         Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding – BabyFriendly Information

·         Working with the Hospital

·         Maternal/Infant Challenges

·          Pumping/Expressing Breastmilk

·         Medications and Mother's Milk

·         Teaching To Adult Learners

·         And much more!


Why Certify as a CLE®?

Certified Lactation Educators™ (CLE®s) provide evidence based information to the community, families and professionals to encourage an increase in breastfeeding initiation, duration and support. Lactation Educators™ are found teaching community and hospital based breastfeeding classes, as peer breastfeeding counselors in hospital and public health settings, facilitating 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, such as an IBCLC. The CAPPA 20 Hour Lactation Educator™ course is not an IBCLC exam prep course, nor does the CAPPA CLE® training prepare a student to become an IBCLC.


How to Certify as a CLE®:


Faculty: Attie has been an RN working in Labour and Delivery and as a Doula for over 40 years and has been an IBCLC and working with clients and teaching since 1991. She loves teaching and sharing her vast experience with her students. Her experience in setting up and running breastfeeding clinics while also teaching Interns gives her a broad range of information for those who would like to start a new career pathway, to make a difference, helping new families meet their goals



Refund policy:  non refundable and travel reservations should not be made until Attie confirms the class will run. Usually the decision will be made 3 weeks prior to the week of the workshop. We understand that emergencies can occur and because I don't often come to the Yukon, you can sell your spot to another person. Please contact Attie if you are making a different arrangement. However if the class is cancelled a full refund will be given if you have paid. Please Note though each participant must attend the full 3 day workshop to obtain a certificate of attendance and the necessary CERPS

Note: Each student must be in attendance during the entirety of the training provided in order to receive a certificate of attendance for this Training Class.

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