CPEUs

CLINICAL AND PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS FOR DIETETICS AND LACTATION PRIVATE PRACTICE

We offer on-demand continuing education modules where you can earn CPEUs, nursing CEUs, and registered lactation consultant CERPs for IBCLC recertification while learning about lactation, infant feeding, dietetics, nutrition, maternal and parental health, and ethical private practice.

Equity, inclusivity, and anti-racism are embedded into all of our continuing education offerings. These important values are not just an afterthought but integrated into the lessons as core pillars so you can better serve your families and their children with understanding, empathy, and professionalism. 

Annie Frisbie IBCLC, Inc actively supports the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions. Therefore, Annie Frisbie IBCLC, Inc is not a company, inclusive of manufacturers, distributors, or marketers, whose products fall within the scope of the World Health Organization (WHO) International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (1981) and subsequent World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions (e.g., infant formula, bottles, and teats).

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Scholarships may be available for those identifying as  LGBTQ+ or BIPOC and/or who are residing and practicing in countries designated by the World Bank as Category B, C, or D.

Building Relationships Through Communication

If you have ever wanted to improve the way you interact with the families you support as a lactation consultant, this session will give you techniques, insight, skills and practice for elevating your work relationships through communication. Taught by Jen Deshaies IBCLC, you’ll first get an understanding of communication fundamentals and then deep dive into how self-awareness lays the groundwork for your interactions with clients and colleagues.

  • Foundations of Communication– Learn the essentials of communication methods to help build skills for running successful lactation business day-to-day and in unique situations.
  • Relationship with Self– In this section, we will look at the most important relationship that exists: the relationship with our self. Once we understand how we connect to ourselves, we can be more effective at communicating with others.
  • Relationships with Families– The families we interact with daily rely on our technical skill, yet, in many ways, our communication skills have the longest-lasting impact. In this section, we will focus on directly and indirectly communicating with breastfeeding parents, partners and babies.
  • Relationships with Colleagues– For many of us in private practice, we work solo, yet our relationships with other lactation professionals and with other types of providers can take a lot of our focus. In this section, learn how to navigate sticky situations, how to express your concern about your client to another provider and how to work as a team.
  • Building Relationships: Putting it all Together– Empowering families to reach their feeding goals can take skill and practice. When bringing all we learned together and practicing with intention, we can truly grow as people and as clinicians.

Includes a 90 page interactive workbook for maximum implementation
 
This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 6.5 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians.

Building Relationships Through Communication (4.75 R-CERPs + 1.75 L-CERPs + 6.5 CEUs in total)

Mental Health First Aid for Perinatal Care Providers

How do you provide effective support without going outside of your scope or causing harm or trauma? You may encounter a pregnant or postpartum client who is struggling with a mental health issue and feel lost trying to provide support and resources for them.

Learn how to screen, counsel, and refer new families struggling with mental health so you’re confidently prepared to be a source of support and resource when needed.

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 4 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians.

Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider (4 R-CERPs + 4 CEUs + 4 CPEUs)

Immunology and Lactation

In this course, you will learn about the basics of the immune system and how it develops, the immunological components in human milk, and how breastfeeding is theorized to protect against the development of chronic disease. Includes a live session on Human Milk Storage: What Happens to the Immune Components? Taught by Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC.

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for XX CPEUs. 

Immunology and Lactation (6 CERPs + 6 CEUs in total (CPEUs pending))

Fundamentals of Private Practice (LPPEC Dietetics Track 1)

If you’re dreaming of opening your own lactation private practice but don’t know where to start, this course will teach you how to build the business and clinical infrastructure you need to serve the families who need you most.

  • Creating your Policies and Procedures | Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC
  • Follow Up and Client Boundaries | Shelly Taft, LPN, IBCLC, CBE, ISE
  • Repairing the Leaks in the Boat: Privacy Risk Assessment for Digital and Online Communications | Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC
  • Stand By Me: The importance of goal setting, informed consent, and collaborative care plans in the lactation setting | Bryna Sampey, IBCLC

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 6 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians. 

LPPEC Dietetics Track 1: Fundamentals of Private Practice (6 CPEUs + 5.75 CERPs/CEUs)

Clinical Training in Dietetics and Lactation (LPPEC Dietetics Track 2)

5 trainings on teaching prenatal classes, the use of human donor milk, pumping and milk expression, unlearning obesity, and a case study on weaning sooner than desired.

  • Designing and Teaching Classes for Parents | Brooke Borgognoni IBCLC
  • Got Milk? Human Donor Milk That Is | Courtney L. Polk, MSN, RN, IBCLC
  • Private Practice Case Study: Nursing in a Predetermined, Abbreviated Timeframe | Allison Walsh IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE
  • Pumping is Breastfeeding. Period. | Nichelle Clark IBCLC, CBS
  • Unlearning obesity | Kristin Cavuto MSW, LCSW, IBCLC

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 6 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians. 

LPPEC Dietetics Track 1: Fundamentals of Private Practice (6 CPEUs + 5.75 CERPs/CEUs)

Marketing Your Private Practice (LPPEC Dietetics Track 3)

In these sessions, you’ll learn from clinicians like you who not only have their own private practices, but who also have skills and talents in marketing and social media. You’re not signing up for a method, you’re getting access to strategy specific to lactation. These trainings cover branding, website design, search engine optimization, social media, and ethics, all recording live so you can interact with our instructors.

  • Designing a Website that Stands Out | Shondra Mattos IBCLC
  • The Ethics of Social Media – a 4-part series + AMA | Tiara Caldwell LPN,  IBCLC
  • Into the Unknown: The Ethics of Story-Based Marketing | Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 3.5 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians. 

LPPEC Dietetics Track 2: Clinical Training in Dietetics and Lactation (6 CPEUs + 5.75 CERPs)

Growth and Expansion (LPPEC Dietetics Track 4)

If you’ve got big dreams for your private practice, this course will inspire and educate you. Whether you’re newly certified or looking to pivot, you’ll see that there are so many possibilities for taking your practice to the next level ethically and enjoyably.

  • Designing and Teaching Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes | Brooke Borgognoni IBCLC
  • Establishing a Nonprofit |  Dr. Nastassia K. Davis DNP, RN, IBCLC (Perinatal Health Equity Foundation)
  • Expanding Your Practice: Hiring Clinicians and Support Staff | Leah Jolly IBCLC
  • Organizing and Delegating: How to Plan a Conference while Running a Business | Stephanie Hutchinson MBA, BS, IBCLC (Appalachian Breastfeeding Network)

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 3.5 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians. 

LPPEC Dietetics Track 4: Growth and Expansion (3.5 CPEUs + 5 CERPs)

Equity (LPPEC Dietetics Track 5)

6 lectures covering neurodiversity, anti-racism, inclusivity, decolonization, bias, and more pulled from the LPPEC tracks. 

  • Beyond Baby Brain: Embracing neurodiverse families and removing barriers to access in your lactation practice | Bryna Sampey IBCLC
  • Challenging Bias: Changing Yourself and Your Practice | Kristin Cavuto MSW, LCSW, IBCLC
  • Decolonizing in Lactation | Kimberly Moore-Salas IBCLC
  • Don’t Start a Private Practice Without Including Everyone: Learning How to Be an Inclusive Practice for the LGBTQ+ Community | Stephanie Wagner BSN, RN, IBCLC, CLE, RLC
  • Moving Beyond The Week: Creating the Black Breastfeeding 365 Initiative by Equitable Collaboration | Whitney Dula CBS
  • Not On My Watch: Intentional Anti-Racism in Private Practice | Nekisha Killings MPH, IBCLC

This offering has received prior approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 6.5 CPEUs + bundled with the Lactation Private Practice Course for Dietitians. 

LPPEC Dietetics Track 5: Equity (CPEUs pending + 6.5 CERPs)

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