A Holistic Approach to Supporting Sleep for Breastfeeding Dyads


Comprehensive & Dyad-focused

Infant sleep and feeding are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate the two. Learn to navigate sleep in a way that is responsive and aligned with your client's parenting values

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Responsive infant sleep is misunderstood by many healthcare professionals


This course is for you if you want to learn more about supporting families with sleep. Both mother and baby are equal in the dyad and one person’s needs do not have to be sacrificed. This course offers assessment and intervention for both parent and baby.

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Learning Objectives for Sleep CEU:


Participants will be able to:

  • List assessment tools that can aid in assessing areas of need for mother-baby sleep.
  • Summarize healthy sleep hygiene for babies.
  • Analyze information from sleep assessment in order to determine the most appropriate interventions to optimize baby's sleep
  • Recognize biologically and developmentally appropriate infant sleep patterns
  • Examine differences in medical history that contribute to sleep disruption
  • Criticize current sleep recommendations and approaches based on available evidence
  • Summarize holistic, client-centered strategies to improve mothers' sleep
  • List bedsharing safety recommendations.
  • Identify the factors that contribute to postpartum mood & anxiety disorders.
  • Recognize¬†the impact that sleep location and responsiveness has on breastfeeding outcomes


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Let's Look Inside the Course

Don’t feel rushed! This is a self-paced, online continuing education course. You can pause, replay, and watch the videos as many times as you’d like as you expand your understanding of sleep … the timed agenda is below. 

Module One (1 hour 9 minutes)

Sleep Foundations

  • OT's Role in Sleep
  • The Development¬†of Sleep
  • Naps & Wake Windows
  • Tired Cues
  • Sleep Phases &¬†Cycles
  • Self-regulation & Co-regulation
  • Red flags & Referrals¬†
Module two (19 minutes)

Maternal Mental Health

  • Sleep in the Postpartum Period
Module three (1 hour 19 minutes)

Breastfeeding & Sleep Assessment

  • Literature Review
  • Sleep Assessments (identifying areas of need)
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Case Study 3
Module four (1 hour 29 minutes)

Sleep Interventions

  • Mom/Parent Sleep Intervention (27 min)
  • Infant Sleep Intervention¬†(1 hr¬†2 min)

Elevate your practice and empower families to achieve restful nights


Course Instructor


Taylor Kulik, OTR

Taylor Kulik is an occupational therapist who has specialized training in infant & child sleep, breastfeeding, pelvic health, and perinatal health, and she has completed Postpartum Support International’s Two-Day Certification of Completion Program in Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care.

Taylor combines all of this training to comprehensively and holistically help the entire family thrive. Taylor is also certified as a Baby-Led Sleep & Well-being Specialist and helps support children and families to get more sleep through relationships and connection, without any sleep training. Taylor provides education and support to families through virtual courses, webinars, and a podcast.


AOTA Approved Provider, ASHA CE Approved Provider, IBLCE Long-Term Provider

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this infant sleep course for?

  • Occupational Therapy Practitioners (OT & OTA)
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)
  • Speech Language Pathologist (SLP & SLP-A)
  • Physical Therapy Practitioners (PT & PTA)


What makes this CEU course different?

This course does not promote a specific technique of sleep for breastfeeding dyads but focuses on the needs of the family and the potential impact on the breastfeeding relationship.


Are there prerequisites for this course?

There are no required prerequisites. 


Can I count this course towards my 90 hours of lactation-specific education? Or to renew my lactation credential?

Absolutely! This course is approved for 4.25 L-CERPs. To receive credit for completion, the course must be completed with 100% watch time and each participant will need to complete a post-assessment with a passing score of at least 80% to ensure all learning objectives are met.


Information about AOTA CEUs

This course is approved for 0.425 AOTA CEUs for occupational therapy practitioners. Participants will be required to:

  • Complete the course in its entirety (100% of the course watched)
  • Complete a multiple-choice post-assessment with a passing score of at least 80%¬†(untimed, multiple choice test)


Information about ASHA CEUs

This course is available for 0.45 ASHA CEUs for speech-language pathologists. To receive ASHA CEUs, participants will be required to:

  • ¬†Ensure you are eligible to receive ASHA CEUs!¬†Click here for more information
  • Complete the course in its entirety (watch time is tracked by the learning management system)¬†
  • Read the required PDF attachments
  • Complete the multiple-choice post-assessment with a passing score of at least 80% (untimed test, 3 retakes)
  • There is no option for partial credit


How long will I have access to the course?

6 months from the purchase date. 


What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Refunds must be requested within 14 days of purchase by emailing¬†[email protected]. A¬†full refund is available if no modules have been started. A partial refund is available once¬†ANY¬†portion of the course has been viewed.¬†The amount refunded is at the sole discretion of The Lactation OT LLC.¬†There is¬†no refund available after 14 days¬†of purchase¬†OR if module one has been completed.¬†Recipients will receive acknowledgment of refund requests within 3 business days. If the request is valid per the terms listed above, the refund will be processed within 7 business days.¬†If for any reason the course is canceled by¬†The Lactation OT before the course is started, a¬†full refund¬†will be provided.¬†


How do I request special accommodation?

Please send us an email at¬†[email protected]¬†at least 14 days before starting the course with further details of your request.

IBLCE Long-Term Provider

4.25 L-CERPs

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