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Breastfeeding Advocate Training


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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