Home Visitors, Lactation, & Family Support Specialists

Lactation Support Training Programs

Whether someone would like to be trained as a breastfeeding peer counselor, CLC, CLS, or IBCLC, there’s a training program out there! View this chart developed by the Illinois Public Health Institute to see some common trainings available in Illinois.

Breastfeeding: Helping Mothers Choose, Initiate, Continue Breastfeeding

These training modules developed by the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals provide family support professionals who work with pregnant women and families information they can use to promote breastfeeding. 

Integrating Breastfeeding Services into Home Visiting Programs

Read an August 2018 brief from the National Association of County & City Health Officials that describes how local health departments and community-based organizations can ensure that families have access to skilled breastfeeding support through existing maternal and child public health programs in communities. 

Additional Resources