ICEA Approved Early Lactation Workshop

Are you a birth professional who would like to improve your skills in the area of breastfeeding?  Would you like to learn how you can support the families you work with by helping to educate them before the baby comes?  During the immediate postpartum period?  For weeks and months after the baby comes? 

This is a 2 day workshop and topics discussed include- benefits of breastfeeding, correct latch, feeding frequency and duration, the role of skin to skin care, breastfeeding in special circumstances,  maternal and newborn concerns, maintaining lactation when mother and infant are separated, The Baby Friendly Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, breastfeeding teaching strategies.

Workshop objectives are:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of lactation       
  • Explore the hormones which support lactation                                             
  • Demonstrate correct latch and positioning   
  • Discuss the importance of skin to skin care
  • Identify normal newborn feeding patterns    
  • Discuss the request and supply process                                         
  • Describe the support for the initiation of breastfeeding                           
  • Describe nursing interventions for common early concerns 
  • Discuss expression when separated from the baby                    
  • Discuss breastfeeding in special circumstances    

The workshop runs from 9 am to 6 pm both days.

Training Fee: $200

Important Information

When registering for your workshop please note that if you are flying in please consider calling us to ensure the workshop is running before making flight and hotel arrangements.  

All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.


This workshop has been approved for 12.0 ICEA Contact Hours, 12.0 nursing contact hours, and 12.0 L-CERPs. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association (WMSD Approval ID#: 154-16). Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) have been awarded through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners ® (IBLCE®).


" In the past I have taken an online class for breastfeeding, but being in a group class meant verbal communication, hands on, and immediate feed-back.  All the info really made sense when presented in person.  I now feel confident I can help my doula clients with breastfeeding."  ​Martha Wasserman (2016)

"Michelle provided an excellent training for breastfeeding!  It was incredibly comprehensive and thorough.  She never rushed through any topic and allowed plenty of time for discussion and exchange at any given time.  In addition, from her personal and professional experiences, Michelle has the capacity to answer almost any given question.  And if she can't, she knows exactly where to find the information.  It was an empowering and enlightening training!"  ​Claire Prieto (2016)

"I am very pleased with the knowledge that I gained from this class. I really appreciated the in-depth information that was given and the discussions that came about from it. Some of the most ah-ha moments for me was: the importance of skin-to-skin, the size of the baby's belly, the importance of encouragement commitment and support, using the words "change over" instead of milk coming in and learning the dance steps to latch so that I can help mom to see the right signs. Also learning more of the science behind why breast is best was very interesting.  I look forward to sharing the information that I learned with the mom's and families that I will work with and am thankful to have all the information to look back on as needed."  Samantha DeWitt (2015)

"For me, this was a really good refresher course. It covered all the important main points that I learned in my CLC course, as well as a few new ones. I enjoyed going through this class with my peers as there was a lot of information that led to interesting and helpful discussions. I appreciate having the downloads so I can go back and look things over anytime.  Helping a mother through those first hours and days of lactation can be tricky, and I appreciate the emphasis on good latch and normal newborn cues, as well as overcoming challenges. I came away with a list of things I want to look up for furthering my own study." ​  Heather Sutton (2015)

"I particularly appreciated the information on which levels of babies alertness were best for initiating breastfeeding and also the information on the steps newborns go through in the first hour of life to learn how to breastfeed. I will definitely use this information in my practice."  ​Alicia Crowe-Stykes (2015)

Workshop Dates/Locations

March 13-14, 2018 Milwaukee, WI

Beyond the Birth
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214

June 25-26, 2018 Cleveland, OH

Exact location TBD

Sept 17-18, 2018 Milwaukee, WI

Beyond the Birth

1588 S 81st St

West Allis, WI 53214