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An advanced and comprehensive educational 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 & 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 prepare students to pass the educational components of 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 entirely online. It consists of lectures by Gini Baker, RN, MPH, IBCLC & lectures by world renown experts. The course runs over 2 quarters & can be accessed 24/7 online. This program is by application only and candidates must meet the IBLCE pathway 1 requirements to be eligable to apply.

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


This course is the education only and does not include clinical.

This Pathway 1 program has a starting point offered evey quarter (Fall: September, Winter: January, Spring: April, Summer: June). Program by application only.

Course Number: RMED-40019
Credit: 12.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Lactation Consultant: Pathway 1

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