Lactation Education

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Lactation Education

Welcome to Lactation Education at CSUN!

Breastfeeding is associated with a tremendous number of health benefits. Nonetheless, many women do not breastfeed.

One strategy for improving breastfeeding rates is to prepare future healthcare professionals to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the community by:

  • Training lactation professionals. 
  • Equipping future healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to support breastfeeding in the community. 

With the support of over two million dollars in federal grants, CSUN is one of the few universities in the nation that offers as part of its curriculum an undergraduate and a graduate lactation educator training course In 2017, CSUN, led by Dr. Merav Efrat, received BreastfeedLA’s “Visionary Impact Award” for its pioneering work institutionalizing lactation education in its undergraduate and graduate programs and training the next generation of lactation professionals.