Our Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation training is a five-day course.
There are many excellent reference books available. If you wish to purchase books before the course, we recommend starting with one of the following:
The Simkin Center Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation is lead by board-certified lactation consultants:
Make a difference in the health of mothers and infants and add to your professional credentials through our Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care (FBPLC) course. The comprehensive five-day course is taught by expert, board-certified lactation consultants. The class provides you with the first 45 foundation hours for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certification exam. To learn more about becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, please visit the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners' website.
This course is designed for health care providers and lay people who want to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation to expectant and new families. Content is based on current research as it applies to best practice issues in the clinical setting. In addition to attending all lectures, students complete a written study guide and outline a project of their choice.
Completion of FBPLC provides a Lactation Educator Certificate.
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Provider Number: CLT108-4 45 CERPs (43L & 2 E) (For IBCLCs only)
45 instructional hours on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint (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 141275 45 contact hours (For RNs only)
Institutional discounts and scholarships are available. Please phone the Simkin Center for more info at (425) 602-3361.