Marie's Online Lactation Exam Review

Newly updated for the 2020 exams!

Get ready to re-certify by exam! Save yourself hours and hours of locating, reading, and reviewing. Let Marie do the hard work for you. In weekly assignments and 12-minute audio sessions, Marie Biancuzzo’s Online Review gives you what you need to take—and pass—the IBLCE exam!

This course will help you to:

  • review topics that are likely to be on the IBLCE exam.
  • work at your own pace with videos and on-the-go audiocasts.
  • acquire a blend of evidence-based academic knowledge and real-life clinical skills.
  • feel like Marie is right there with you, telling you what you need to know.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • more than sixty 12-minute audiocasts
  • a bound, 400-plus page Companion Guide you can refer to while you listen, or later!
  • learning activities, exercises, journals, and questions to reinforce your knowledge.
  • and more! (See full list of contents below)

This is as close as it gets to being invited into Marie’s office for a whirlwind review of dozens of lactation sub-topics, in small chunks! Marie has a unique way of breaking down complex topics into easy-to-learn concepts that will help you to pass the exam now, and practice as an IBCLC for a lifetime!

Imagine walking into the testing site, full of confidence, and well-prepared to pass the exam on the first try!

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“I passed the IBLCE exam this time after 2 fails. Huge thank you Marie for your [online] review course and the book about How to Pass the IBLCE Exam This Time. I wasn’t even going to test for a third time but after reading this book it gave me the courage I needed to test again. I liked being able to listen to the lectures on the go usually in the pick up line waiting for kids to get out of school. The [Guide to Decoding Lactation Photos] workbook was a big help along with the Atlas. The practice exams were very helpful and much like the outline of the real exam.
~Leslie Collie, IBCLC, Arkadelphia AR

Faculty   Target Audience/Eligibility   Goals & Objectives   Content Highlights   Methods  Credits & Expiration   Course Policies   Pricing

Target Audience/Eligibility

Individuals who need to review for the IBLCE Exam.

Goals & Objectives

The overall goal for this course is to enable first-time candidates and certified lactation consultants who have already completed a comprehensive course to pass the IBLCE exam on the first try. The objectives of this course are:

  • Define terminology and describe fundamental facts associated with anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology, immunology, technology, techniques, pathology, legal/ethic, growth/development, counseling, public health, and research as related to breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Describe the fetal, infant, and maternal anatomy, physiology and endocrinology as related to clinical management of breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Describe the structure and function of organic molecules, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and other components of human milk.
  • Within a cultural context, make recommendations to enhance the nutritional status of the childbearing woman and her fetus/child.
  • Explain the functional organization of the immune system, host defense mechanisms, and clinical disorders of the immune system as related to human milk and its role in protecting against or fighting off disease.
  • Recognize clinical manifestations of and management implications for pathological conditions associated with breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Recognize factors that influence the risk of adverse effects to the breastfeeding infant during maternal drug or herbal therapy.
  • Explain to parents why environmental contaminants may or may not be toxic to the breastfed infant.
  • Briefly review principles related to counseling, the parenting role, the adoptive experience, and employment as they related to breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Describe normal growth parameters and appropriate developmental milestones for newborns, infants, and toddlers.
  • Given short snippets from real research studies, translate the “researchese” into meaningful information within the clinical setting.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical implications for persons who carry the IBCLC certification.
  • Identify, select, and correctly use technology to promote the use of breastfeeding and human milk (including donor milk.)
  • Describe the proper techniques for achieving proper infant latch, and how to express, store and save the mother’s own milk.
  • Discuss national and international public health initiatives and their implications for implementation in the community.

Content Highlights of the Basic Package

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  • Online videos and audiocasts
  • Paper-and-pencil exercises
  • Independent reading
  • Use of case scenarios
  • More


Marie Biancuzzo, RN MS CCL IBCLC
Education Director
Breastfeeding Outlook

Credits & Program Expiration

This program does not offer continuing education credits.

You will have access to this program for one year after the date of purchase.

Course Policies

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The regular price for this course is $329.

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