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.
Length of course: 5 days.
Campus: Kenmore, Washington
A complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is essential education for any healthcare professional or individual who works with new mothers and their newborns, or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). 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.
Our Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care training is a five-day course.
All topics from the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline, Technical Reports & Studies are covered. A specific breakdown of CERP hours is available upon request.
Module Learning Objectives are available at http://www.evergreenperinataleducation.com/programs/lactation/healthcare/
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 Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care is led by board-certified lactation consultants. See our Simkin Center faculty.