Course Details & Policies
Each Comprehensive Lactation Course is followed by Marie's popular one-day Picture Perfect Seminar. Comprehensive Course attendees save $49 on any Picture Perfect Seminar.
Who Should Attend
This is a "learn it the first time course." It is designed for those planning to sit for the IBLCE Exam for the first time. This course meets the IBLCE's requirement for 90 hours of lactation education, covers the material that will be on the IBLCE exam, and prepares the student for a career as an IBCLC. If you are a re-certifying IBCLC, please consider our Lactation Exam Review to prepare you to recertify by exam.
Try our 90-Hour Lactation Consultant Core Concepts.
All 90 hours, all online.
There is approximately 60 hours of homework to complete prior to the live portion of this course. Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail from us with instructions for completing the homework. Most work is done online on our website.
This 90-hour LEAARC-approved course has also been approved for continuing education credits: 90.0 L-CERPs for lactation consultants, 53.6 contact hours for nurses, 26 CPEs at Level II for dietitians (CDR). 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/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.
Program Expiration Date
You have until April 15th or October 15th (whichever is later) after 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.
FeesEarly-bird registration fee: $1199
Regular registration fee: $1299
Use our flexible payment plan! Register for just $200 down and get started on your homework immediately! Call us at 703-787-9894 to get started. (A convenience fee of $50 applies.)
Only written cancellations received prior to the cancellation deadline (see brochure) 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 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|