Training for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

About FirstLatch.net

FirstLatch.net is a division of Lactation Education Resources (LER).

Our Mission

To develop and deliver learning opportunities in lactation and breastfeeding skills from novice to expert.

Our Vision

To contribute to the health of mothers and infants by training breastfeeding supporters to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

Our Core Values

  • We believe that every baby deserves breastmilk.
  • We believe that every mother deserves an empowering breastfeeding experience.
  • Our students are motivated to help mothers and babies achieve this goal.
  • Our training programs provide the education and techniques to train aspiring lactation consultants.
  • We adhere to the World Health Organization Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

Lactation Education Resources has been providing lactation management training for over 20 years ranging from 1 hour courses for parents to 90 hour lactation consultant training in both onsite and online formats. Vergie Hughes RN, MS, IBCLC, the principal and program director has been a lactation consultant for over 25 years and organizing training sessions for over 20 years. She has a wide range of experience from in-patient maternity, milk banking, out-patient clinic, private practice, the NICU and workplace breastfeeding support.

Please see Vergie Hughes' CV for further details about experience in similar training programs. Please see https://www.lactationtraining.com/about-ler/our-history for the history and development of Lactation Education Resources.

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L-CERPs and E-CERPs are awarded by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Lactation Education Resources, Long-term Providership CLT 109-31.

Lactation Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Providership #P0519.

Lactation Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing dietitian education by the by the Commission of Dietetic Registration #LA002

Requirements to receive Contact Hours/Criteria for successful completion includes viewing each lesson slide in its entirety and completion of quiz or post-test.

All individuals in a position to control content have signed a Conflict of Interest Statement and have no conflicts to declare.

Lactation Education Resources adheres to the World Health Organization Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes