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Lactation support is a fundamental health care responsibility. It serves as a high value care option, steeped in cultural heritage, and impacting our community’s health. Now you can start your path to be a member of this passionate profession by joining the ASU Academy of Lactation Programs.
This non-credit lactation program is ideal for anyone working with childbearing women and their families, or those aspiring to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Students receive accessible and inclusive lactation education through research-based teaching, which is ethically grounded. A mix of normal and complicated lactation situations ensure students are comfortable using evidence-based best practices in a variety of breastfeeding settings.
Program graduates are armed with tools and techniques to support breastfeeding, while being adaptable to multiple health care roles including nurses, healthcare providers, clinic specialists, childcare providers, public health professionals, and policy makers.
Participants have the option to enroll in the full 95-hour program, or individually select any of the three courses that make up the full program (Fundamentals of Lactation, Advanced Lactation, and Communication and Counseling for the Lactation Consultant).
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This 95-hour course is a bundle of three courses: Fundamentals of Lactation, Advanced Lactation, and Communication and Counseling for the Lactation Consultant. Self-study, self-paced.12 month course access. Perfect for those aspiring to become International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and those eager to add breastfeeding to their professional practice.
Start: Anytime Duration: 95 hours 100% Online $995 + textbooks
Students gain a fundamental understanding of the maternal and infant anatomy and physiology as it relates to breastfeeding. This course fulfills 45 hours of the 95 hours requirement of lactation-specific education eligibility criteria.
Duration: 45 hours
$550 + textbooks
Those who have previously completed Fundamentals of Human Lactation or an equivalent. This course fulfills 45 hours of the 95 hour requirement of lactation specific education eligibility criteria
Duration: 45 hours
$550 + textbooks
Course content includes non-verbal and verbal communication skills, online communication considerations, therapeutic communication techniques, and elements of counseling techniques.
Duration: 5 hours
$75 + textbooks
Angela Lober, PhD, RNC-MNN, IBCLC
Dr. Angela Lober is an experienced educator and clinician. She has been an IBCLC since 2005, providing evidence-based care within an academic medical center and her community. Angela is the director of the Academy of Lactation Programs at Arizona State University and the Lactation Program Manager at Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix. She is currently the president of the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition, a member of the editorial board for the journal Clinical Lactation, and serves on the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC) board of directors. Angela completed her PhD at ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation focusing on the breastfeeding complexities of late preterm infants. She is dedicated to assisting families achieve their breastfeeding goals. Angela is also committed to education and mentorship as a means of upholding and uplifting the lactation profession.