Foundations for Best Practices in Lactation Care


The face-to-face 2021 session of this course has been cancelled due to pandemic-related circumstances.  Email to enroll in an online version of the course that you may complete at your own pace. We hope to host this course again in person in Fall of 2022.

A complete core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This course, normally offered in-person for five days, is essential education for any healthcare professional or person who works with new parents and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). This in-depth course enables participants to provide accurate, current, and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation, and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.

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The in-person course provides 45 theoretical hours for the IBLCE exam eligibility requirements. All areas of the exam grid are included, and the course content is based on current scientific research.

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Provider Number: CLT108-4
45 CERPs (43 L and 2 E, for IBCLCs only)
45 instructional hours on the IBLCE Exam Detailed Content Outline (for preparation for first IBLCE exam)

Commission on Dietetic Registration
45 CPE hours, Category II (for RDs only)

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number: CEP 14127
45 contact hours (for RNs only)

The online version of this course provides 48 hours and a certificate of completion as a Lactation Educator. Email to register.

Presented by Evergreen Perinatal Education faculty