FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, CAPPA, announces the ownership of the CLE™ Registered Trademark for Certified Lactation Educators.
Atlanta, Georgia, November 23, 2004 - Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, CAPPA, acquired ownership of the registered trademark of CLE™, Certified Lactation Educator, as of November 16, 2004. The Certified Lactation Educator Program provides candidates with complete evidenced-based training for offering private and public breastfeeding classes, advocacy, and support. This international program has been developed to provide the highest quality educators in the lactation field. The American Academy of Pediatrics, The World Health Organization, the National Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all believe that the contribution of breastfeeding to maternal and infant health is so significant that they have set forth policies to promote its practice. CAPPA also believes in the necessity of breastfeeding and in supporting the Healthy People 2010 Goals: 75% of women breastfeeding immediately postpartum, 50% at 6 months postpartum, and 25% at one year postpartum. CAPPA’s CLE™ certification program will help provide the nation with the best educators to help increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates. (from CAPPA.net)
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