The Speech Language Pathologist's Role in Breastfeeding


A 1 hour, self-paced continuing education course where you learn about the role of the speech language pathologist in supporting breastfeeding dyads.


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continuing education for therapists that highlights the mother-baby dyad 


This course is for you if you are a Speech Language Pathologist interested in working with mother-baby pairs. This course will provide an overview of the speech-language pathologist’s role in evaluating and treating the breastfeeding dyad.

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Learning Objectives for The SLP Role in Breastfeeding:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the scope of practice of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) related to breastfeeding
  • Identify three areas of clinical skills related to breastfeeding needed by the SLP
  • Identify three types of interventions and three approaches to intervention that would benefit the breastfeeding dyad


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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.

Module One (1 hour 3 minutes)

SLP Role in Breastfeeding

  • Introduction - 3 min
  • Scope of practice - 38 min
  • Clinical lactation hours - 16 min
  • Referrals and resources - 6 min¬†

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Course Instructor


Julie Matheney, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC, IBCLC

Julie is a licensed speech pathologist (CCC-SLP), certified location educator counselor (CLEC), and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Julie works exclusively with mother-infant pairs prenatally and during the first year postpartum.

Prenatally, she educates and empowers her clients with evidence-based information about lactation, breastfeeding, and bottle feeding so they can understand normal/typical behaviors and when to ask for help.

Postpartum, she offers a holistic and integrated approach to lactation support and feeding therapy to help families reach their infant feeding goals.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course intended for?

Speech-Language Pathologists


Are there prerequisites for this course?

There are no required prerequisites for this course.


Information about ASHA CEUs

This course will not have CEUs directly submitted to ASHA. You will receive a certificate of completion and can use the CEUs towards the 30 PDHs required for each 3-year certification.


How long will I have access to the course?

6 months from the day you register. 


What is your refund/cancellation policy?

This course does not qualify for refunds since there is no registration fee.


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.

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