Integrative Breastfeeding Educator

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Course Description

The International Maternity and Parenting Institute (IMPI) is pleased to announce the launch of the first-of-its-kind Integrative Breastfeeding Educator Certification program. This program prepares maternity and parenting professionals to become breastfeeding educators with a unique perspective that integrates traditional, evidence-based lactation education with additional modalities such as functionally-based nutrition, healthy sleep and stress management throughout the breastfeeding journey. Our focus is on a holistic approach to establishing healthy breastfeeding relationships that begin during preconception and continue through the stage of weaning. Our Integrative Breastfeeding Educators fill an important role in promoting healthy breastfeeding relationships by educating, supporting and counseling families in response to their individual needs.

The IMPI does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to providing breastfeeding education to our clients. We realize that sometimes there are other solutions beyond traditional lactation management that can help facilitate a successful outcome, which is the reason behind our integrative approach. Our Integrative Breastfeeding Educator Certification is unique because it not only builds on the foundations of lactation education basics covering topics such as basic anatomy and physiology of lactation, early attachment of the infant, common breastfeeding problems and solutions, the importance of human milk, expression of breastmilk, and more, but it also focuses attention on the importance of whole foods nutrition, food sensitivities in the breastfed baby, starting solid foods, supporting good sleep hygiene while also supporting the breastfeeding relationship, maternal stress and its impact while breastfeeding, and additional overall health and wellness.

Our program is a combination of online sixteen self-paced study modules and optional online calls to support your journey. Calls are recorded so you may listen if you cannot attend. You will also have access to our online Facebook group where you will get to interact with our graduates and members represented in countries around the world.

Our program has been designed for birth, postpartum and health professionals who desire to begin or expand their knowledge and career working with breastfeeding families to provide integrative lactation education, support and resources in order to specifically meet their breastfeeding goals. This this is a wonderful addition to for any maternity/parenting professional who is currently working with breastfeeding mom and is complimentary program for sleep consultants, doulas, baby planners, newborn care specialists, pre and post natal yoga instructors, health coaches, family coaches, parenting coaches, nutritionists and more.

You can begin at anytime upon enrollment.

Course Topics

The IMPI Lactation Educator

Breastfeeding Matters

Anatomy & Physiology of Lactation

Human Milk

Initiating Breastfeeding: Getting the Best Start

Establishing Successful Breastfeeding

Common Breastfeeding Problems & Concerns

Beyond the Latch

Maternal Challenges During Lactation

Infant Challenges During Lactation

Expression of Breastmilk, Pumping & Transitioning Back to Work

Nutrition

Child Sleep & the Breastfeeding Relationship

Medications, Herbs, Illness & Disease During Lactation

Network of Support

Breastfeeding Education

Course Start Date

Self-Paced so you can begin at anytime

Price

$795

Enrollment

Click HERE for enrollment

Contact info@maternityinstitute.com with any additional questions

 

Meet Your Instructor

rebeccaburdittRebecca Burditt, BS, CNC, IBCLC, RLC is a passionate advocate for women’s health and is dedicated to promoting wellness within her family and to her clients. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Nutritional Consultant and Postpartum Doula, Rebecca is pleased to be a practicing part of the pre- and postnatal holistic living community.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science, Rebecca decided to take her love of health and fitness to the next level. She trained and taught as a Feminine Movement Instructor at S Factor Los Angeles and became formally trained in both classical and contemporary Pilates through Pilates Sports Center in Encino, CA.  Passionate about her work, she then continued instructing clients privately and at other movement studios throughout the Los Angeles area for many years.

In 2004 Rebecca became a mom for the first time following the birth of her first son. Although she experienced a relatively easy transition into motherhood, that was certainly not the case four years later following the birth of her triplets. Noticing a serious gap in quality and consistent evidence-based education and support during the prenatal and postpartum period Rebecca decided to shift her focus and fully immerse herself in the world of preconception, pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

Rebecca is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Registered Lactation Consultant (RLC) via the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) through the University of California, San Diego. She is also formally trained as a Postpartum Doula (DONA), holds a certificate in both Pregnancy Pilates (Pilates Sports Center) and Prenatal Yoga (Ma Yoga®), and is currently working on her certification as a Maternity and Parenting Holistic Health Practitioner from the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ (IMPI). As a mother who has birthed and breastfeed five children, she understands how amazing this period can be with the right kind of support. Her goal is to educate, inspire, empower, and support families (all with some fun mixed in) as they transition into parenthood.

Rebecca currently resides between Los Angeles and Ventura, CA with her family and runs her own private lactation practice.

 

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