Certified Lactation Specialist Course (CLSC) Outline

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Monday

History
Anatomy & Physiology
Composition of Human Milk
Infant Assessment and Conditions
CLS Information
Skin-t-Skin
Laid-back Breastfeeding
Physiology of Milk Production
Normal Breastfeeding
Teaching Classes & Promotion of Breastfeeding

Tuesday

11 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Counseling Breastfeeding Moms
Latch, Suck, Milk Transfer & Positioning
Epidemiology
IBLCE Information
Research
Plugged Ducts & Mastitis
Engorgement
Bottle-Feeding vs. Breastfeeding
Sore Nipples & Yeast
Culture

Wednesday
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Alternative Feeding Methods
Psychological Issues
Maternal Conditions
Hypoglycemia & Jaundice
Sexual Abuse
Tongue-Tie
Preterm & Late Preterm
Medications
Working
Taking a Complete History/Doing a Consult

Thursday

Fussy Baby
Perception of Low Milk Supply
Insufficient Milk Supply
Nutrition
Co-sleeping, Bedsharing, and the Risk of SIDS
Growth & Development/Older Babies
Ethics
Teens
Interactive Consults

Friday

Slide Review
CLS Exam
Working as an IBCLC
Second Night & Parenting
Baby Behavior
Pumping and Milk Expression
Facilitating Change
Practice Exam
Review questions

     
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