The Lactation Training Lab Podcast was created to inspire, inform, and engage current & aspiring lactation care providers.
So glad you’re here! I’m Christine, an IBCLC and trained childbirth educator based in the US. I created the Lactation Training Lab after years of practicing clinical lactation care and providing professional lactation training to other health care providers to serve as a resource for learning and connecting over all things lactation-related.
Whether you’re seasoned or studying, I hope this show will make you think and inspire you to act.
Talking About Tongue Tie
How can we build up families who are dealing with tongue tie? I've got some ideas on what the entire healthcare team really needs to know. As you've likely heard before, there are no lazy babies, and tongue tie is not a fad. This is not a clinical episode and there are no clinical pearls here - this quick episode is about how we think and talk about tongue tie and its relation to breastfeeding.
5 Great Questions: A Lactation Care Provider's Guide
5 Great Questions is one of my favorite resources that I created in 2020, and this episode breaks down each one so you can get the most out of this free guide! I take some of the most common questions that parents are usually asked about their lactation situation and break them down to find a better question that will actually yield better information. Whether you're offering virtual or in-person care and are a novice or a seasoned lactation care provider, this guide will bring you some clarity around what you need to know to get to the heart of what parents need. The free guide is available at christinestaricka.com/free.
Episode 6: Setting Intentions for The Lactation Training Lab
In this episode I explain my approach to creating the Lactation Training Lab, including the core values of how I create resources for you. We discuss the global context of lactation care, how learning as an experience matters as much as the knowledge gained, how we can approach the future of the lactation profession, and so much more!
Raising the Bar for Lactation Care of Late Preterm Infants
By popular request, The Lactation Training Lab is taking a deep dive into lactation care for late preterm infants and launching a new course: Early Birds. In this episode, we'll discuss why this population is special and how our mindset about these babies matters.
What It Takes to Become A Better Lactation Care Provider
Continuing education through courses and classes is amazing and foundational, but it's not the whole story. What is the context of the information that was NOT included by the instructor or presenters? What do other people know about this topic? What other tools and resources exist that would help you apply this new information? We really need an organized and intentional system for learning all the things that help us put our lactation knowledge into context and figure out how to use them.
Get More Value Out of Virtual Trainings!
In this episode of The Lactation Training Lab Podcast, we are discussing strategies to engage better and learn more from virtual trainings. It's easy to sign up for a virtual training or course - what's harder is to make the time and effort to truly engage with it.
These tips will help you get so much more out of your virtual training experiences!
You can download a free checklist of these tips at www.ChristineStaricka.com/free!