The South African Certified Lactation Course is a Post-Graduate Lactation Specific Course, and was developed for Registered Nurses, Midwives and other Registered Related Health Practitioners to provide a high National Standard Qualification for Lactation Consultants in South Africa.
As “Breastfeeding” has not formed a significant portion of medical training of Nurses, Doctors or other Professional Health Providers in the past, mothers are often given such conflicting and confusing advice that they give up as soon as they run into problems and start formula feeding their babies without enough education about the dangers of doing so.
Sometimes the problem might not even be obvious, as a latch can look good but the mother still experiences soreness and pain. This is the reason why the trained eye of a certified Lactation Consultant is so important.
SACLC has no affiliation with any other companies and is a stand-alone company, not sponsored by any code-violating companies, nor endorsing them.
We seek to enhance the health of the community by promoting breastfeeding and encouraging the observation of published standards and ethical codes by the International Lactation Consultants Association and the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, while catering for lifestyles, cultures and the National Health Structures in place in South Africa.
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