SLCH To Host Lactation Counselor Training In Cornwall

SLCH To Host Lactation Counselor Training In Cornwall


Cornwall, NY – St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital will host a Lactation Counselor Training Course and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certification exam issued by Healthy Children, Inc., November 16-20 at the Cornwall campus.

The lactation counselor training course is a comprehensive, evidence-based, breastfeeding management course that strongly focuses on counseling mothers in the hospital and in public health community settings. This course explores technical issues in order to prepare and train its participants on the problems experienced by mothers and their babies. This course is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nursing Skills Competency Program for RNs. 

This is a 5-day course held from 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The curriculum introduces participants to lactation credentials and explores factors influencing successful breastfeeding and problems that can occur during breastfeeding. 

The CLC designation is the premier national certification in Lactation Management in the United States. Its certification holders are competent in lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential to aiding women breastfeeding. CLC’s provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding and are recognized by the Center for Disease Control as professional breastfeeding experts who belong to health care teams. 

The CLC Certification Exam is recommended to participants who are dedicated to improving the foundation of breastfeeding comprehension. Achievement of this certification is designated by meeting the provided criteria and passing of the written exam, which is issued by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practices (ALPP) on the last day of the course.

Participants in the training course and certification should possess a strong experience in supporting breastfeeding families and background in health care such as nurses, hospital staff, childbirth educators, visiting nurses, OB/GYNs, LPNs, midwives, breastfeeding advocates, and perinatal outreach workers.

For more information, visit The Center for Breastfeeding’s websites at or Questions can also be submitted through email at, or by phone at (508) 888-844.