The South African Certified Lactation Course is a Post-Graduate Lactation Specific Course, accredited by Wits University, and was developed for Registered Nurses, Midwives and other Registered Related Health Practitioners in order 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.

It is with great excitement that we can announce the very first University Accredited Post Basic Lactation Consultant Course in South Africa.

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