REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION

  • Nursing or Allied Health Professional Diploma or Degree
  • Access to working with breastfeeding mothers while doing the course

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 Bridging modules to be completed and marked before commencing course
  • 40 Education hours within the last 2 years
  • 60 Counselling hours after reviewing prescribed DVD’s
  • 3 Study units comprising of 9 modules in total with assignments

South African Certified Lactation Consultant Course

GOALS OF THE COURSE

  • Specialised skills
  • Mainstream academic credits
  • Protection and Recognition of the Profession
  • Listing on the SACLC and linked websites

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • A self directed learning programme
  • Assignments
  • A case study
  • Practical requirements – counselling hours
  • A 3-hour written examination
  • A 70% pass mark is required in order to become a South African Certified Lactation Consultant (SACLC)

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Understand the scientific aspects of Lactation
  • Analyze the specific components of Maternal and Infant Nutrition
  • Address specific issues in mothers with special-needs children regarding Maternal and Infant Immunology and Infectious diseases
  • Identify Maternal and Infant pathological conditions that may affect breastfeeding conditions
  • Discuss the effect of medical and social substances, as well as environmental effects on breast milk
  • Identify aspects of the South African National Health Policy which impact on the specific needs of the diverse community in South Africa regarding certain factors like HIV, outstretched rural communities and cultural differences
  • Discuss the WHO code, ESPGHAN and BFHI policies and implementation of it in South Africa, taking into account the different needs of a developing / developed country

Let’s support mothers and infants together