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An advanced and comprehensive educational and clinical course as mandated by the IBLCE for certification as a Lactation Consultant. This information will allow graduates to have the educational background necessary to practice the IBCLC profession; to utilize research based clinical information and techniques to promote breastfeeding as the normal process of feeding infants; to prepare lactation consultants to triage & formulate plans of care for difficult breastfeeding situation; to give the clinical basics for the profession; & to prepare students to pass the IBLCE exam for certification as a IBCLC. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to apply advanced knowledge to the triage & problem management of the breastfeeding situation to meet the needs of the newborn & the family. This course is a Hybrid online course. It consists of online lectures by Gini Baker, RN, MPH, IBCLC and lectures by world renown experts; homework submitted online; clinical of 300 hours completed in person where you live; & monthly live webinars with students and instructor. This program is by application only and candidates must meet the IBLCE pathway 2 college requirements plus the UCSD Extension requirements in order to apply.

Other Credits: 12 units in Reproductive Medicine. BRN/RD:120 hrs. BRN does not award partial credits

Note: By Application Only. Please visit extension.ucsd.edu/lactation for an application. This course is clinical and education based. Applications for the Fall 2018 Hybrid Pathway 2 close June 30, 2018. The Hybrid program is only offered once a year in the Fall (September - June).

Course Number: RMED-40024
Credit: 12.00 unit(s)