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Breastfeeding and Healthy Living: Courses for Professionals

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Information about becoming an IBCLC:

go to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) - Requirements

Distance Learning Courses
Individual Modules
Additional On-line Courses

Examples of Courses Offered Throughout the US

Lactation Consultant Certification Update

Sponsored by Wake AHEC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of OB/GYN
Contact: Diane Yelverton, RNC, MS
Address: The Andrews Center WakeMed, 3024 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610, USA
Phone: 919.350.5911
Fax: 919.350.7963
Email: dyelverton@wakemed.org
Website: www.wakeahec.org

Lactation Consultant Course

Under new ownership of Pamela Allyn, BSC is the premier source for Education through Distance Learning. Since 1981, BSC continues to develop, update and revise courses and curricula to aid in exam preparation, and meet the needs of those working in the field of lactation. BSC’s comprehensive Lactation Consultant Course helps prepare candidates to take the IBLCE exam. Course work includes readings and written assignments, role plays, counseling exercises, and other learning activities. Shorter courses are available to strengthen knowledge base, gain experience in areas of weakness and to keep current with new research and changes in the work environment.

Sponsored by Breastfeeding Support Consultants (BSC)
Contact: Pamela Allyn, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Address: 44 North Cornell, Villa Park IL, 60181, USA
Phone: 630.547.5057
Email: pallyn@bsccenter.org
Website: www.bsccenter.org

Lactation Consultant Preparation Course

 Accredited by International Lactation Education Accreditation Council (ILEAC) Sponsored by Lactation Education Consultants

Provides core knowledge and skills necessary to help mothers breastfeed, and advanced skills needed for problem solving. Counseling, teaching techniques, and hands-on care are addressed. All areas of the IBLCE exam grid are covered and application of current research to practice is emphasized.

Contact: Jan Barger, RN, MA, IBCLC
Address: 618 N. Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187, USA
Phone: 630.260.4847
Fax: 630.260.8879
Email: LECoffice@aol.com
Website: www.lactationeducationconsultants.com

The Lactation Consultant Training Program

Accredited by International Lactation Education Accreditation Council (ILEAC) Sponsored by Lactation Education Consultants

Sponsored by Inova Learning Network
Contact: Vergie Hughes, RN, MS, IBCLC
Address: 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
Phone: 703.776.8731
Fax: 703.776.2568
Email: candice.sullivan@inova.com

Lactation Educator/Counselor Course and Lactation Consultant Courses

Sponsored by University of California San Diego
Contact: Nicole Mitchell, Program Representative UCSD
Address: UCSD Extension Healthcare, 9500 Gilman Drive, 0170-E, La Jolla, CA, USA
Phone: 858-964-1069
Fax: 858-964-1018
Email: nmitchell@ucsd.edu
Websites: http://extension.ucsd.edu/index.cfm; http://www.breastfeeding-education.com/

Lactation Educator / Lactation Consultant Training Programs

The Lactation Educator Training Program consists of a full five days of classroom lectures, followed by a required 12 hours of student clinical consultations, 10 hours of community observation, and written assignments, including the development of a breastfeeding curriculum. The program provides comprehensive "hands-on" and theoretical training. This course is intended to prepare health professionals and other interested people to be lactation educators either in private practice or as part of their clinical employment. Emphasis is placed on maximizing professional use of scientific data and understanding problems of clinical management. It also provides practical information for assisting individual mothers and infants.

The Lactation Consultant Training program requires completion of the Lactation Educator Training Program or equivalent.  It is a 12 day advanced training program for licensed health professionals.  With the increasing demand for management of complex breastfeeding problems, there is a greater need for skilled professionals to be lactation consultants either in private practice or in clinical employment. The focus of this program is on maximizing professional use of scientific data and understanding problems of clinical management.

Email: hlthsci@uclaextension.edu
Website: www.uclaextension.edu/index.cfm?href=/departmentalpages/index.cfm&department=/healthsci/index.cfm

Lactation Management Course

Presents a comprehensive presentation of the skills and knowledge needed for evidence-based professional lactation consultant practice. Increases the knowledge and skill of perinatal health professionals, and helps prepare candidates for the examination sponsored by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Six full days of instruction conclude with an examination simulation to help identify strengths and gaps in skill and knowledge areas. Interactive activities, clinical slides and videos, and skill-building techniques create a uniquely warm and supportive learning environment. This course was the first lactation course designed on the Exam Blueprint, and is the longest-running course of its kind.

Sponsored by Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre Ltd (BFLRC)
Contact: Linda Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC
Address: 6540 Cedarview Court, Dayton, OH 45459, USA
Phone: 932.438.9458
Fax: 937.438.3229
Email: Lindaj@bflrc.com
Website: www.BFLRC.com

Clinical Assessment of Lactation Research and Policies
Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving
Principles of Lactation Management

The above programs and others are sponsored by the Texas Bureau of Nutrition Services (WIC) Training and Technical Assistance.  These courses are offered in Texas Hospitals six times a year.  They have not traveled out of state to do the training recently, but they may be open to this arrangement if expenses were covered.

Contact: Hellen Sullivan, RN IBCLC
Nutrition Education/Clinic Services Training
1100 West 49th
Austin, TX 78756
512-458-7111 ext 3598
512-458-7609 fax
Email: hellen.sullivan@dshs.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/lactate/courses.shtm


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