Lactation Educator

Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot


Cutivating Trust In Birth. Supporting Informed Choices.


Call Today: 323-222-2112


Lactation Educator

Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot, MPH, CHES, ICCE, CBA, CLE is a Certified Lactation Educator accredited by CAPPA, providing breastfeeding support in Los Angeles. She is also a Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA), Certified Birth Assistant (ALACE), Certifed Health Education Specialist (NCHEC) and Postpartum Doula in Los Angeles. Her 25 years of experience as a doula and lactation counselor and her training in midwifery, plus a Master's in Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health (Loma Linda University) give her the knowledge and skills to help with most common breastfeeding issues. Referrals to Lacation Consultants can be made if the problem warrants it. Cordelia sucessfully breastfed her two children for one and half years.


Cordelia has also been a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Trainer since 2002, and has trained 100 peer counselors.



Give your baby the gift of health that lasts a lifetime---breastfeeding.


Lactation Services Offered:


  • Consultation and Support – Hospital or Home, Skype or Telephone
  • 4-hour, one session, Group Breastfeeding Class
  • Private, One-on-One, Breastfeeding Education Classes


Lactation Counseling includes:


  • Hands on support with positioning for breastfeeding;
  • Baby-Friendly Support in Hospital;
  • Instruction on pumping and storage of breastmilk;
  • Coping with common problems of breastfeeding such as

sore nipples, low milk supply and engorgement, etc.


“Breast Is Best” Breastfeeding Education Course



The course is offered in two formats: private lessons; taught in

your home, which can be arranged to suit your schedule or group

class which meets one day for 4 hours, partners and grandmothers

are encouraged to attend to learn how to support your choice to breastfeed.


Learner Objectives:


By the end of this course, mothers and mothers-to-be and their partners will:


  • Describe three benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, infants, fathers and society
  • Describe the anatomy of the lactating breast and describe how the breasts make milk
  • Demonstrate 3 positions for breastfeeding
  • Describe safe handling guidelines for pumping and storage of human breastmilk
  • Discuss issues of working and breastfeeding
  • Discuss common problems of breastfeeding and solutions
  • Discuss safe co-sleeping with infants
  • Describe the Attachment Parenting approach to childrearing
  • Have increased confidence to breastfeed their baby


Topics include:


  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Biological Nurturing (Suzanne Colson, RM)
  • Attachment Parenting Philosophy
  • Self Attachment & Laid Back Breastfeeding
  • Kangaroo Mother Care (Nils Bergman, MD)
  • SIDS Prevention & Co-Sleeping
  • How the breasts make milk
  • Keeping up your milk supply
  • How to know if baby’s getting enough milk
  • Pumping and storage of breastmilk
  • Dealing with common problems such as low milk supply, sore nipples, fussy baby, engorgement, mastitis, etc.




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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breasfeeding is much more than food for baby. Its is a gift of health that lasts a lifetime. Breastfeeding protects your baby from disease, cavities, earaches, colds, flus , obesity and diabetes. Also your baby will be smarter and more secure as breastfeeding create a close bond between mom and child and increases your child's IQ.


Breastfeeding is good for mom too--it may lower your risk for osteoporosis, breast, cervical, and uterine cancer. "Breastmik is Best Milk!"



P.O. Box 50630, Los Angeles, CA 90050 Phone: (323) 222-2112 Cell: (323) 631-7990

Email: cordelia.cheruiyot <AT>