Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation

Become a Lactation Professional

Union Institute & University’s Maternal Child Health in Human Lactation is proud to provide anyone with a passion for happy and healthy children with one of the only lactation programs in the country. Union is able to provide you with the skills and training to counsel expectant mothers and mothers of young infants about feeding and caring for their young infants, whether you’re experienced in lactation or new to the field.

Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation

Become a Lactation Professional

Union Institute & University’s Maternal Child Health in Human Lactation is proud to provide anyone with a passion for happy and healthy children with one of the only lactation programs in the country. Through our unique partnership with the Healthy Children Project, Union is able to provide you with the skills and training to counsel expectant mothers and mothers of young infants about feeding and caring for their young infants, whether you’re experienced in lactation or new to the field.

Careers of our Maternal Child Health Graduates

Union’s Maternal Child Health graduates come from many types of backgrounds, including nursing and healthcare.
We empower you to use your lactation knowledge and experience in a variety of fields and industries.

Medical &

health care

Non-profit

institutions

Community

workers

Public &

Government

Face-to-face

workshops

Union’s Human Lactation program combines our flexible distance learning program with four Healthy Children Project face-to-face workshops, the largest national provider of lactation management education for healthcare providers through their Center for Breastfeeding.

All About the

Healthy Children Project

Members of the HCP faculty are leaders in the breastfeeding and lactation field who are recognized for their evidence-based scholarship, as well as their clinical experience. Healthy Children is also a founding member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee and an invited member of the USDA Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium. Union is proud to provide our valuable relationship with the HCP for our Maternal Child Health students.

All About the

Healthy Children Project

Members of the HCP faculty are leaders in the breastfeeding and lactation field who are recognized for their evidence-based scholarship, as well as their clinical experience. Healthy Children is also a founding member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee and an invited member of the USDA Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium. Union is proud to provide our valuable relationship with the HCP for our Maternal Child Health students.

Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain

  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving methods to correctly identify and assess contributing factors and causes of breastfeeding management problems.
  • Develop and describe an appropriate individualized and client-centered plan, assist in the implementation of the plan, evaluate the effectiveness of the plan, and document client interactions.
  • Communicate with clients and members of the health care team in a professional, integrated, interdisciplinary, and culturally competent manner.
  • Explain and apply the major terms, methods, concepts and/or theories relevant to maternal child health and human lactation.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate scientific research findings related to the methods, concepts, theories, and practice of maternal child health and human lactation.
  • Apply the principles of biomedical ethics, lactation science, and related disciplines in the provision of breastfeeding counseling and adult education services.
Skills & Benefits
  • Apply the basic mechanics of language, oral expressions, evidence-based problem solving methodology, and scholarly writing topics with the MCHL field.
  • Develop and describe an appropriate individualized and client-centered plan, assist in the implementation of the plan, evaluate the effectiveness of the plan, and document client interactions.
  • Communicate with clients and members of the health care team in a professional, integrated, interdisciplinary, and culturally competent manner.
  • Evaluate national and global MCHL issues in relation to one’s own personal place in the global community.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate scientific research findings related to the methods, concepts, theories, and practice of maternal child health and human lactation.
  • Apply the principles of biomedical ethics, lactation science, and related disciplines in the provision of breastfeeding counseling and adult education services.

Maternal Child Health Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• Classes start every 8 weeks!
• Up to 80 semester hours in transfer credits

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