1 L-CERP + 1 CEU

To Infinity and Beyond!
Pumping Past a Year

Nichelle Brittany Clark, IBCLC, CBS
Course description
Parents are able to sustain and prolong their breastfeeding journeys longer than ever with the use of the breast pump. Pump utilization for parents in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years and thus, have opened a variety of ways for parents to meet their breastfeeding goals. We’ll explore expressing milk via a breast pump past the World Health Organization one year recommendation. We will not only explore motivations, but tools and guidance to assist them in achieving normal term and extended breastfeeding goals.
Meet the Instructor

Nichelle Brittany Clark, IBCLC, CBS

Nichelle Clark is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), wife, and mother of one residing in Chesapeake, Virginia. She is the owner of SonShine & Rainbows Lactation Services. Born and raised in Upper Marlboro, MD, Nichelle joined the United States Navy in 2010 and served honorably for 7.5 years. In 2020, she founded Black Breastfeeding 365, an organization that seeks to bridge the gap between Black Parents and the Lactation Professionals who serve them. 
When she’s not spending time with her husband and 3 year old son, she serves as a United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) Advisory Board Member. In her spare time, she admins multiple online support groups for People of Color, providing breastfeeding support and lactation education to her community. As an exclusive pumping mom herself, Nichelle is a champion for breastfeeding parents to write their own rules and breastfeed their way. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

Nichelle Clark, IBCLC is an incredible presenter and communicator. I am thankful for how this presentation expanded my perspective and sparked my own creativity in how to help these hard working families achieve their goals against all odds. 

Hannah Johnson, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Thank you to Nichelle, for this informative discussion. I feel more confident to assist any clients that I may encounter who have a desire to pump for their baby. I am grateful to the guidance and support that I will be able to offer them.

Alicia Farina, IBCLC

Such clear and helpful information. Your enthusiasm is contagious! 

Susan Manore, IBCLC, RLC

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Knowledge Gap
Guidance behind pumping is emerging. It is not something widely covered in educational offerings, yet all insured US parents are offered breast pumps as a tool to utilized postpartum. Lactation Professionals should be leading the charge in educating parents and unfortunately are not. This is due to a lack of widespread knowledge about the intricacies of pumping in the lactation field.


Understand parental motivations for pumping to a year and beyond


List lactation tools that can be utilized in a variety of practice settings to support pumping to a year and beyond


Identify US laws that protect pumping parents
IBLCE Content Outline
I. A1 - Feeding behaviors at different ages
VII. A5 - Pumps

Course Lessons

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