Breastfeeding Advocate Training
Are you a direct service provider for birthing families, looking to refresh your current knowledge of breastfeeding and breastfeeding support? If so, this training is for you!
This three-day training is for any health care provider, home visitor, case manager or community advocate who serves birthing families. This training provides basic breastfeeding information for supporting underserved communities, incorporating a culturally relevant lens for serving communities of color.
CEUs for IBCLC and nurses pending. Space is limited to 25 people and registration is required.
We will cover:
Common breastfeeding barriers and solutions
The 3 Step Counseling Method, A-A-E
Benefits of human milk for mom, baby, family, and community
Contraindications to breastfeeding
How milk production works
Assisting mom with positioning and latch-on
Knowing when to refer to a health care provider or lactation specialist
Continuation of breastfeeding/human milk during separation: NICU, working or school
The basics of pumping and storing human milk
Student rights and breastfeeding policies in Illinois
Addressing systemic barriers which impact marginalized communities
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Brenda Reyes, Lead Trainer, 312-878-7020
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking available
Green and Pink Line CTA station located at Ashland and Lake
#9 Ashland bus - Get off on Lake Street
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