The Speech Language Pathologist's Role in Breastfeeding

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


Infant specific continuing education for therapists


Are you a Speech Language Pathologist interested in working with mother-baby pairs? This is for you!


This course will provide an overview of the speech-language pathologist’s role in evaluating and treating the breastfeeding dyad.


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

Timed Agenda

Don't feel rushed! As a self-paced course, you can pause, replay, and watch as many times as you'd like!

Module 1

  • Introduction and disclaimer

Module 2

1 hr 3 minutes

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

Module 3


  • Feedback survey
  • Multiple choice assessment


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.


Financial —  

Non-financial — 

  • Julie has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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 is available for 0.1 ASHA CEUs.

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 must be completed in its entirety (watch time is tracked by the learning management system) 
  • 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 day you register. 


What is your refund/cancellation policy?

This course is not eligible 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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