The Occupational Therapist's Role in Breastfeeding

Blending the art and science of lactation and occupational therapy.


In depth discussion of theory. What you need to feel confident to get started.

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» FREE contact hour, AOTA approved CEU

» Enjoy 6 months access to all materials!

» ONE hour jam packed with information about specializing in lactation as an occupational therapist

» Online, convenient access. No need to leave your house. 

» Self-paced videos. Learn on your own schedule.

Includes a thorough overview of the

Occupational Therapy Framework IV


» The importance of breastfeeding for health promotion

» The role of the occupational therapy practitioner in supporting lactation and/or the breastfeeding dyad

» Examples of various settings and the potential to gain hands on lactation hours

» BONUS VIDEO: How to reach out to professionals for potential mentorship


The Occupational Therapist's Role in Breastfeeding

Presented by Marissa Yahil, MSOT, OTR/L, CBS™, IBCLC

Marissa Yahil is a licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L), Certified Breastfeeding Specialist™, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Marissa works exclusively with mother-infant pairs prenatally and during the first 9 months postpartum.

Prenatally, she educates and empowers her clients with evidence-based information about lactation, breastfeeding, and bottle feeding so that they can go into their birth as prepared as possible.

Postpartum, Marissa offers a holistic and integrated approach to lactation support and feeding therapy in order to help her clients achieve their individual goals.

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Free continuing education

1.0 contact hour, 0.1 CEU



The Lactation OT LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #00622. This distant learning-independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs [Beginner level, OT Service Delivery].

AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


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