Our Mission

At Hazelbaker Lactation Institute – it’s all about the Babies!

We teach the art and science of lactation to practitioners and health professionals who assess, treat, support, and advocate for parents and their newborn children.

Our Vision

Building strong families, by delivering exemplary online and in-person

education to lactation and health professionals worldwide. 

Featured Continuing Education Modules

Global Lactation Leadership

Dr. Alison Hazelbaker

Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and, to that end, has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Educator, a Rhythmic Movement practitioner and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She maintains a private practice in Columbus, Ohio.

FREE Sample Module: What Everyone Should Know About Positioning and Latch

In this mini-module, Dr. Hazelbaker takes the learner through the basics of positioning and latch at breast. This delightful sampling of a module introduces the learner to the high quality online education the Hazelbaker Lactation Institute offers both the experienced lactation specialist and those new to breastfeeding support.


News & Events

Announcing Hazelbaker Lactation Institute

Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, a global leader in lactation education, announced today the launch of the Hazelbaker Lactation Institute. This online platform intends to teach the art and science of lactation to practitioners and health professionals who assess, treat, support, and advocate for parents and their newborn children. The digital institute is an extension of Dr. […]

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Is Sleep Training Helpful or Harmful?

Whenever I hear the words sleep training, I feel a little uncomfortable. Although I do not know much about the various methods of sleep training, it always seemed to me that letting a baby “cry it out” was cruel and potentially harmful. To become better informed, I listened to a presentation on the subject by […]

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TABBY: Is Easier Better?

At what point does easy become complex? I recall, from my consultations with Ingram and colleagues when they were formulating the BTAT, that they were looking for a tongue-tie screening process that would take less time for the midwives to perform in the clinic. They then extracted certain elements from the ATLFF™© to make the […]

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Tongue-Tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment, and Treatment – Order the Book Now!

Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment, and Treatment busts the myths associated with tongue-tie that prevent the re-establishment of routine assessment and treatment of the condition in the early postpartum period. Dr. Hazelbaker provides both the old and new evidence that enables clinicians to properly assess, diagnose and treat this genetic condition that creates so many problems […]

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Cannabis Use During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding – Recorded Webinar by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA and presented by Praeclarus Press The rates of cannabis use among pregnant and breastfeeding women range from 5% to 5.7%. However, rates are significantly higher, ranging from 27% to 83% when considering other risk factors, such as unplanned pregnancy, lack of exercise, and 3 […]

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COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

ILCA Statement on Breastfeeding and Lactation Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic Statement released: 18 March 2020 All international world health guidelines agree: Breastfeeding should continue and be supported during the COVID-19 epidemic, with appropriate precautions. Breastfeeding protects infants and young children, particularly against infectious disease.1 When a person is lactating and becomes ill with a virus, […]

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