This course is unlike any course you have ever taken.
Carefully designed, developed and delivered by internationally-recognized author and breastfeeding expert, Marie Biancuzzo, this course will help you to:
In a little more than one hour each evening, you can finish this course in about three months. Register now!
This course meets the IBLCE's requirement for 90 hours of lactation-specific education, 5 hours of communication education, covers the material that will be on the IBCLC exam, and prepares the student for a career as an IBCLC. If you are a re-certifying IBCLC, please consider our exam review courses to prepare you to recertify by exam.
To enable professionals to interact collaboratively, deliver client centered, evidence-based care that impacts community breastfeeding rates, and to pass the IBCLC exam.
The Comprehensive Lactation Course covers the following topics as they relate to breastfeeding and lactation:
|Analgesia & Anesthesia||Anatomy & Physiology|
|Autoimmune Conditions||Basics of Lactational Pharmacokinetics|
|Biochemistry of Human Milk||Breast Pumps & Pumping|
|Breastfeeding the Older Baby||Breastfeeding Twins & Multiples|
|Cleft Lip & Palate||Common Concerns in the First Month|
|Common Concerns Beyond the First Month||Contraindications to Breastfeeding|
|Counseling and the Feeding Decision||Defense Mechanisms and Human Milk|
|Developmental Milestones||Down Syndrome|
|Environmental Toxins||Factors Influencing Success|
|Feeding Cues, Behaviors and Reflexes||Ethical Considerations|
|Galactogogues||HIV and Breastfeeding|
|Hormones of Lactation||Growth, Weight Gain and Weight Loss|
|Hypoglycemia & Hypothermia||Impact of Maternal Intake on Milk|
|Induced Lactation & Relactation||Infant Formula Risks|
|Infant Nutritional Needs||Infections & Diseases|
|Insufficient Milk Supply||Jaundice & Dehydration|
|Lactation Suppressants||Latch & Positioning|
|Legal Considerations||Milk Banking|
|Nicotine, Alcohol, Illicit Drugs||Nipple and Breast Trauma|
|Nutritional Needs of Mother, Fetus, Infant||Nutritional Deficiencies|
|Postpartum Depression||Premature & Sick Infants|
|Professional Development||Psychology, Anthropology & Sociology|
|Research Study Interpretation||Sexuality, Contraceptives, Fertility & Amenorrhea|
|Shells, Shields, & Other Devices||Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding|
|Weaning||Communication for Lactation Consultants|
There is approximately 60 hours of study to be completed outside of the classroom, we call this the homework. Ideally, this work should be completed prior to attending the live classroom sessions. If necessary, this work can be completed in conjunction with or after the live sessions but no certificate will be awarded until all work is completed. Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail from us with instructions for completing the homework, which is completed on our website. Learning methods include:
This program for 95.0 L-CERPs (90 hours of lactation education plus 5 hours of communication education) has been approved by Breastfeeding Outlook (Provider # CLT108-22) which is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
This program provides 95.0 instructional hours (90 hours of lactation education plus 5 hours of communication education) in topics on the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline, and has been approved by Breastfeeding Outlook (Provider # CLT108-22) which is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15628, for 95.0 contact hours, accepted in all states in the United States.
This conventional activity (seminar) has been approved for 26.0 CPEs at Level II for RDs and DTRs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
After purchasing this course, you will have one year from the start date of the live portion of your course to complete all the course requirements and earn your credits.
If you do not exercise your right to earn credits prior to the expiration date, no credits will be given. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.
Early-bird registration fee: $1199
Regular registration fee: $1299
A scholarship is available for this course. Click here for more information.
Use our flexible payment plan and register for just $200 down and get started on your homework immediately! Call us at 703-787-9894 to get started.
Only written cancellations received prior to the cancellation deadline (see schedule above) are eligible for a refund; no refunds can be issued after that date. All refunds are subject to a $200 administrative fee and will be issued within 30 days of the receipt of written cancellation. Substitutions are allowed, but please notify our Registrar at 703-787-9894 as soon as possible. In the unlikely event that a program is canceled, Breastfeeding Outlook will refund the registration fee in full, but is not responsible for any travel, hotel, or other costs you may incur.
The online portion of the course does not need to be completed before arriving for the live portion of the course, but must be completed before credits are awarded. All requirements must be completed prior to the program expiration date (see below). Credits are awarded only upon successful completion of all the written and online homework, attendance at all sessions of the entire 4-day live portion of the course, and only for those participants who sign in each morning and sign out at 4:30 PM each day. Credits will be awarded at 4:30 PM on the final day of the live portion of the course. In accordance with our agreement with our certifying agencies, no partial credit will be given. Plan your travel time accordingly, there are no exceptions. Back to Top
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