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Lactation Consultant Schools in Utah - UT

Utah has one of the most educated populations in the United States and many of its colleges and universities located throughout the state have healthcare and medical programs, many of which offer courses appropriate for health educators who want to specialize in human lactation and breastfeeding. For those interested in lactation consultant training in Utah, it is suggested that they obtain at least a two-year associate degree in a medical field, although a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree is preferable.

More and more employers are seeking lactation consultants that have attained the professional certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Keep in mind that beginning in 2012, exam candidates will be required to have completed 90 hours of education courses in courses such as human lactation and breastfeeding., anatomy, physiology, nutrition, maternal and infant pathology, cultural sensitivity, and psychology.

Additionally, the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition (UBC) periodically offers courses and workshops, such as Cultural Competence in Breastfeeding and webinars, including Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2010, Promoting Breastfeeding-friendly Hospital Practices.

All lactation consultants are required to complete a clinical practicum. Some of the medical facilities that provide lactation clinical practicum opportunity include the Intermountain Medical Center, Saint Mark's Hospital, University of Utah Health Care and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

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