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Breastfeeding Educator Certificate

Learn about the process of lactation and essential skills for supporting and promoting breastfeeding in an interactive and engaging environment.  This 45-hour evidence-based course on human lactation and breastfeeding is designed for health professionals and paraprofessionals. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion.

 

Topics covered in this course include (not an exhaustive list):

  • History of infant feeding
  • Common myths about breastfeeding
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Teaching basic breastfeeding techniques
  • Helping moms with return to work issues, including pumping
  • Common maternal and infant breastfeeding issues
  • Comparison of human milk and manufactured infant formulas
  • Sociological and biological considerations of lactation
  • Legal, ethical and scope of practice concerns
  • Advantages of breastfeeding for the family and society
  • Public health breastfeeding promotion
  • Maternal low milk supply
  • Observing and assessing a breastfeeding session
  • Normal baby behavior
  • Composition of human milk
  • Human milk banking and sharing
  • Maternal and infant nutrition
  • Information literacy
  • When to refer

 

Learning Environment

  • Variety of teaching methods used by experience instructors
  • Opportunities to practice skills learned with colleagues
  • Our instructors are clinical experts on the areas they teach
  • Variety of media used to enhance learning (e.g. Videos)
  • Engaging materials and case studies, utilizing instructors’
    clinical experiences

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Continuing Education

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) has awarded 44 L-CERPs and 1 E-CERP for completion of the Breastfeeding Educator course (IBLCE Approval Number: C1661073).

Completion of the Breastfeeding Educator fulfills 45 hours of the lactation specific education required for sitting the IBLCE Examination (see www.iblce.org for more information on the requirements of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant [IBCLC])


IBLCE Exam Review Course


The IBLCE Exam Review course is a five-day interactive, in-person course that will enable you to prepare for the IBLCE exam with confidence.  This course follows the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline and reviews all major content areas covered on the exam.  In-class activities include lecture using a variety of multimedia, small group activities, and practice exam questions.