Meet Courtney Polk


Courtney began her career in 2006 as a labor and delivery nurse and earned her master’s degree in nursing education in 2012. After having her first baby in 2014, she experienced some of the same breastfeeding challenges that many new parents face. A lactation consultant helped Courtney learn to enjoy breastfeeding her new baby and inspired her to earn the highest available certification in lactation and breastfeeding care. Courtney now devotes her time to teaching, guiding, and supporting new parents.

What Is Included with This Online Course

In this course, parents will learn about all the nutritional and health benefits of breast milk, how to hold their baby to feed them, pumping and storing milk, where to find help if they need it, and much more. This course supports one of the best decisions they can make for their baby.

  • Led by Courtney Polk, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse

  • 11 chapters and 55 lessons

  • 37 videos and 8 interactive games

  • 14 downloadable PDFs, Including Skin to Skin, Feeding Log, and Road Map for Returning to Work

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Breastfeeding Basics

    1. Health Benefits

    2. Skin-to-Skin Contact

    3. Rooming-In

    4. Prenatal Breast Care

    5. Breastfeeding Support

    6. Spouses and Partners

    1. Breast Changes

    2. Making Milk

    3. Types of Breast Milk

    4. Wrapping Up

    1. Baby-Led Feedings

    2. 3 C's of Breastfeeding

    3. Getting in Position

    4. Learning About Latch

    5. Burping Your Baby

    1. How Much Babies Eat

    2. Diapers

    3. Baby’s Weight Gain

    4. Tracking Feedings

    1. Day 1: Birthday Nap

    2. Day 2: Learning Day

    3. Day 3: All-Day Buffet

    4. Day 4: Milk Drunk

    5. Day 5: Night Owl

    6. Cluster Feeding

    7. Sleepy Baby

    8. Growth Spurts

About this course

  • Free
  • 55 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Ready to feel more confident about breastfeeding?