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Job Title: Breastfeeding Educator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Breastfeeding Educator Team Lead
Hours: 20-24 hours within 2-4 days per week, including two Saturdays per month
Pay Rate: $17.31/hour


About Us

Our mission is to create a healthier community by empowering families to reach their breastfeeding goals. Research shows families who receive lactation support and education are more likely to reach their breastfeeding goals. This is why we exist. For over 20 years, we have been an expert resource for breastfeeding support by providing community outreach and education, lactation consultations, support groups, breast pumps, and breastfeeding supplies in Nebraska and surrounding areas.

MilkWorks was founded in 2001 by a group of mothers, who wanted all families to have access to comprehensive, evidence based breastfeeding support. We pride ourselves on knowledgeable, compassionate staff who develop trusting relationships with families.

Job Summary

The Breastfeeding Educators (BEs) at MilkWorks will greet clients & customers, schedule consultation appointments, collect insurance information (where applicable), help parents with drop in weight checks, provide general breastfeeding information, provide education on breast pumps/breastfeeding supplies, and support mission related retail.

Essential Duties & Requirements

  • Maintain a basic working knowledge of human lactation and breastfeeding and nutritional needs of infants and nursing women. 
  • Approach and assist clients in a comfortable, compassionate and friendly manner. 
  • Schedule appointments and check in clients for the lactation consultations. 
  • Assist parents with drop in weight checks. 
  • Have the ability to support and educate mothers on the use of their personal use pump, breastfeeding supplies, and how to fit a nursing bra. 
  • Be familiar with Breastfeeding Information Center (BIC) handouts and lactation handouts. 
  • Provide general breastfeeding information according to MilkWorks protocols.
  • Assist with Durable Medical Equipment (DME) procedure and insurance forms; ensure the forms are completed correctly and submitted to MilkWorks billing staff for insurance reimbursement. 
  • Collect insurance information and co-pays. 
  • Process mission related retail transactions.
  • Assist in cleaning the consultation rooms after appointments, cleaning of office, retail and community access areas, stocking supplies and making copies of handouts as needed. 
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a customer service, efficient, team-oriented manner. 
  • Establish and maintain effective channels of communication and a professional relationship with patients, clinical staff, co-workers, contractors, and outside facilities. 
  • Observe strict patient confidentiality in dealing with patients and patient information. 
  • Demonstrate reliable and predictable attendance. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills  
  • Must be detail oriented, conscientious, and able to follow through  
  • Demonstrated strength in working with computer software, e.g., AMD (EMR), MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, Point of Sale (POS), scan, fax and email 
  • Must be well organized and possess excellent communication skills 
  • Must be able to adjust tasks in accordance with changing deadlines, emergency calls and priorities
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and pass a background check


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.