The Occupational Therapist's Role in Breastfeeding


Blending the art and science of lactation and occupational therapy.


This is a 1 hourself-paced continuing education course where you learn the role of occupational therapy in supporting breastfeeding dyads. This course offers an overview of lactation services within the OT profession. What you need to feel confident to get started in this specialty area of practice.


The Occupational Therapist's Role in Breastfeeding



What's Included...

The Occupational Therapist's Role in Breastfeeding

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In this course, we'll cover:

  • thorough overview of the Occupational Therapy Framework IV (OTPF IV)
  • The importance of breastfeeding for health promotion
  • The role of the occupational therapy practitioner in supporting the breastfeeding dyad
  • Examples of various settings and potential opportunities to gain hands-on lactation hours
  • BONUS VIDEO: How to reach out to professionals for mentorship opportunities



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Video Lessons

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Once you complete the course in its entirety, you are eligible to complete a multiple-choice post-assessment. A passing score of at least 80% is required to receive your certificate.

The Lactation OT

The Lactation OT was founded in 2020 to create continuing education opportunities and resources for therapists that highlight the unique and special bond of the breastfeeding dyad. The platform was curated to ensure that courses provide evidence-based, therapeutic interventions to prolong the breastfeeding relationship. We desire to build a community of highly specialized and passionate therapists that are dedicated to helping families reach their feeding goals.


Marissa Yahil, MSOT, OTR/L, CBS, IBCLC

Marissa 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.


  • Marissa is the co-owner of The Lactation OT
  • She owns a private practice, Lactation & Development Resources LLC
  • She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose

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