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Certifications

Certified Lactation Counselor – ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor certification holders have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential to helping women and have agreed to comply with The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice code of ethics.
CLC certification means that a person has received training and competency verification in breastfeeding and human lactation support, including assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions, counseling mothers, understanding and applying knowledge of milk production including in special circumstances and other commonly encountered situations.

Certified Lactation Educator – CAPPA Lactation Educators fill an important role in educating, counseling, and supporting families and the community by providing evidence based information about lactation and breastfeeding. They work with families from preconception through the stage of weaning offering education, encouragement, counseling, an experienced point of view, and fostering confidence, and a commitment to breastfeeding. Lactation Educators can be found working in a variety of settings to offer their services to families. Lactation educators are educators and counselors, not clinicians. Therefore Lactation Educators work within the healthcare system by offering appropriate referrals when their observance or counseling uncovers situations that require health care attention or support.

Certified Postpartum Doula – CAPPA Postpartum Doulas fill an important role in providing emotional, physical, and evidence-based informational support to the new family after the birth of their baby. They works with families in the postpartum period; offering support, information, instruction, comfort, and resources as needed. Postpartum Doulas support the mother’s recovery, give instruction on infant care and feeding, and assist with household organization. Postpartum Doulas are skilled support persons who act as consultants and resources, not clinicians. They therefore work with the healthcare system by encouraging and promoting excellent communication between the new family and the health care team, encouraging informed decision making and self-advocacy, supporting the choices of the new family, providing non-clinical care, and offering appropriate resources when their observance or counseling uncovers situations that require healthcare attention or support.

La Leche League Leader – LLL Int. & LLLUSA LLL Leaders are volunteer breastfeeding counselors who have breastfed their own babies, and are active in providing breastfeeding support in their communities. A Leader is someone who is currently accredited as a La Leche League International (LLLI) Leader, has fulfilled LLLI requirements for leadership, and subscribes to the purposes and policy of La Leche League (LLL). All Leaders bring their unique experience, warmth, empathy and other skills to their LLL work, whether they have had one baby or several.

Trainings

Exclusive Pumping & Pumping Equipment – San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition 8/2021

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED – American Red Cross of Northern Nevada 8/2021

Why Breastfeeding must be taken seriously as a public health responsibility – Prof. Amy Brown/LLL of Ireland 3/2021

A brief history of ‘normal infant sleep’ in western industrialized societies: how we got it all wrong, biologically speaking AND The return of breastsleeping: humankind’s oldest and most successful infant sleep and maternal feeding arrangement – Dr. James McKenna/LLL of Ireland 3/2021

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training – Nevada Statewide Maternal Child Health Coalition 10/2020

Perinatal Mental Health: Interventions and Community Engagement – CAPPA 9/2020

Centering Cultural Humility in Practice – CAPPA 9/2020

Rethinking the 6-Week ‘Green Light’ – Postpartum Recovery Practices For The Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Wall – CAPPA 9/2020

Why Breastfeeding Should be a Pubic Health Concentration – CAPPA 9/2020

Supporting the Couple Relationship to Reduce Risks for Perinatal Trama – CAPPA 9/2020

Working with Multiples – An Advanced Training for Postpartum Doulas – ABC Doula & Newborn Care 3/2020

Evidence Based Lactation Support, Synthesizing Sucking Research, Supporting Techniques for Biomechanical BF Challenges – Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC/Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition 11/2019

Enhance Your Breastfeeding Knowledge – Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA/Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition 10/2018

Red Flags! When is Exclusive Breastfeeding Not a Safe Care Plan? Identifying and Supporting the At-Risk Breastfeeding Dyad – Susan Aldana, IBCLC & Karen Peters, MBA, RD, IBCLC/Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition 11/2017

Low Milk Supply, Is it mom’s hormones, Lactogenic Foods and Counseling the High Needs Mother – Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA/Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition 10/2016

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