Union Institute & University is celebrating breastfeeding throughout August in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week (WABA), August 1-7, 2018 and National Breastfeeding Month sponsored by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC).
Breastfeeding is a career path for students through the UI&U Bachelor of Science in Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation and the Master of Arts in Health & Wellness: Lactation Studies Distance Degree Programs. Both programs have earned initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Union offers one of the few human lactation degree programs in the country, providing students with a flexible, 100% online experience. A career in lactation is rewarding, with Payscale estimating salaries ranging from $29,537 to $85,546 annually.
“Our goal at Union is to provide our students with the skills and training necessary to build a solid foundation in order to make a difference in the lives of families around the globe as providers in the human lactation field,” said Dr. Lisa H. Akers, Program Chair. “New this year is a partnership that complements the UI&U lactation career. In May, we joined with OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank to open a milk drop at the Cincinnati Academic Center. The drop provides a convenient location for lactating women to donate their milk. Union personnel processes the donor’s milk and mails it to OhioHealth to be processed where it helps to save the lives of infants who are born premature, ill, or have life threatening conditions.”