FirstLatch provides online education to hospitals working to obtain Baby-Friendly Hospital certification.
Review the actual course! Click here to request trial access to the Baby Friendly Training Course. View the Baby Friendly Hospital video
Lactation Education Resources has been selected to work with Abt Associates, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Baby-Friendly USA and the Center for Public Health Quality to work with the second group of 100 hospitals funded by the CDC to achieve Baby-Friendly designation. Read LER Partners with Others To Make Hospitals Baby Friendly.
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Our 10,000th Baby Friendly Student!
Lactation Education Resources has successfully trained over 10,000 nurses and physicians to provide excellence in hospital breastfeeding support. Our 10,000th student is from Northeast Georgia Health System, Gainesville, GA!
Hospitals using LER’s training program range from Port Townsend, WA to Homestead, FL. From Palm Springs, CA to St Johnsbury, VT. From Waimea, HI, to Beijing, China.
LER’s Baby Friendly Hospital Training program is 15 hours of online training that is accessible 24/7/365 at the student’s convenience. Five hours of hands-on training is also required and templates for accomplishing that locally are included.
Congratulations and best wishes to over 250 hospitals that are using Lactation Education Resources/FirstLatch to achieve their Baby Friendly Hospital status.
Our program director is Vergie Hughes RN, MS, IBCLC, FILCA. She has been a lactation consultant for over 25 years, has served on the IBLCE Board of Directors and exam writing committee and has taught classes for both professionals and parents. She has worked in a variety of settings including labor and delivery, post-partum, hospital breastfeeding centers, private practice and milk bank as a clinician, researcher and teacher. She started the first Lactation Consultant Training Program on the East Coast in 1990. To learn more about us, click here or view the Baby Friendly video