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Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation

The Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation opportunities in 2019 include a two-day workshop and five-day course. These lactation courses are sponsored by University of Minnesota Health and presented by Evergreen Perinatal Education.


Two-Day Workshop

May 7-8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Humphrey School of Public Affairs – Josie Johnson Community Room (Conference Room 180), 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  55455
Oct. 29-30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parkview Meeting + Event Center, Mall of America, 5204 Center Court, Bloomington, MN  55425   NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!

NOTE: Attendance is required on both days; no partial credits will be given.

This two day workshop advances evidence-based infant feeding policies and practices in the hospital or clinic. It also provides the education cornerstone for hospitals who wish to pursue the designation of "Baby-Friendly". This workshop explores the rapidly changing role of all healthcare professionals in caring for pregnant and new families and is designed to help hospitals and communities provide the basics of early breastfeeding care, with a focus on implementing The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Presented by Molly Pessl, RN, BSN, IBCLC, FILCA, an internationally recognized expert in maternity and pediatric care and lactation. Molly is the owner and director of Evergreen Perinatal Education.

Fairview and UMPhysicians employees may attend at low- or no-cost and should contact their manager or learning specialist to enroll.

All others: $249

NOTE: This course is now full.


Five-Day Course
Oct. 21-25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Josie Johnson Community Room (Conference Room 180)
301 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

A complete core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is essential education for any healthcare professional or individual who works with new mothers and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This in-depth course enables participants to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. Presented by Molly Pessl, RN, BSN, IBCLC, and Christine Muenz, BA, MA, CLE.


Early Bird Registration (before Sept. 30): $899
After Sept. 30: $949

Fairview or UMPhysicians Employees: $599
Students: $599
Group (three or more from same agency): $899 per person

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For Course Objectives, Agenda, Content, and Faculty Information, go to 

Patient and Family Support Services
University of Minnesota Health
2450 Riverside Ave S. MB449, Minneapolis, MN 55454