Lactation Consultant Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to provide lactation management services and breastfeeding support to women, and to work as a Lactation Consultant in a variety of clinical settings. Includes instruction in anatomy and physiology of lactation, nutrition, breastfeeding techniques and technologies, common concerns and solutions, management of special situations, breastfeeding instruction, professional and legal concerns, and advocacy.

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Lactation Consultant Major

What Courses Do Lactation Consultant Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Lactation Consultant majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anatomy
  • Breastfeeding Techniques
  • Breastfeeding Technology
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology