Lactation Trainings for Feeding Therapists

This course focused on describing the steps to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), the steps to becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the difference between a CLC and IBCLC, the Scope or Practice for each certification, and provided case studies to further understanding.

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Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC and Olivia Whitaker, MS, CLC, RDN, LD


Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC is a speech language pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor who focuses on pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She especially loves serving infants and medically complex children. Bri strives to provide treatment that builds on responsive feeding approaches, is multidisciplinary, and considers a child's zone of proximal development and principles of neuroplasticity. She primarily works in the home health setting and enjoys mentoring future and current SLPs interested in PFDs.

Olivia Whitaker, MS, RDN, LD is a clinical dietitian who recently shifted focus to pediatrics. She was drawn to pediatrics after adopting her son with special needs who requires feeding therapy, speech therapy and the forever long list of every therapy under the sun. Olivia also recently birthed a child and quickly found herself researching everything about pediatrics and nutrition. Olivia states, "so here I am soaking in all the knowledge of pediatrics and sharing the knowledge I gain as I go along. I mainly work with kids ages 0-5 and truly love this new career change!"

Learner Outcomes:

  • Describe one pathway to becoming a CLC.

  • Describe one pathway to becoming an IBCLC.

  • List 2 differences between the education of a CLC and IBCLC.


Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures:

Financial: Olivia is provided a speaker fee by Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC for podcast episodes.

Non-financial: Olivia is co-host of The Feeding Pod.

Financial: Brianna is the founder and CEO of Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC and receives compensation for presenting continuing education courses. Bri receives a salary from Earthshine Speech and Language.

Non-Financial: Brianna is the cofounder and president of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Foundation. She is also a volunteer ambassador for Feeding Matters. Brianna manages the Instagram page @pediatricfeedingSLP & is co-host of the podcast The Feeding Pod.



  • Introduction 0-5 minutes

  • Steps to becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor 5-15 minutes

  • Steps to becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Counselor 15-25 minutes

  • The difference between CLC and IBCLC 25-35 minutes

  • Scope of Practice and Ethics 35-40 minutes

  • Case Studies 40-60 minutes


How to get ASHA CEUs:

-Watch Pre-recorded course in its entirety

-Complete 5 question post-quiz scoring 80% or higher

(you can retake the quiz)

-Make sure name, e-mail, address, and ASHA

number are correct in Thinkific account


*ASHA CEU option begins 9/18/2021

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