45 Hour Professional Lactation Course! Part 2 of 90 hours

The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor and
Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC are proud to offer:

“Clinical and
Communication Skills for Lactation Professionals:
What to say, How to say it, and When to say it”
Part 2 of a 90 Hour Course

Offered:  March 22-26, 2017

Is becoming an IBCLC right for me?

Join us for a live TeleSeminar on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm (EST) to explore the answer to this question. Barbara D. Robertson will host a FREE Question & Answer session for anyone wanting to learn about becoming an IBCLC. We will start with the Top 5 Questions about Becoming an IBCLC and finish with Q&A from the audience. All you need is a phone and an hour of your time. Pre-registration is required. Email barbara@bfcaa.com.

You may take Part 1 individually or take Part 2 individually  if you have had a
45 hour professional breastfeeding course in the recent past.

2nd part of a 90 cerp Hour
5 Day Breastfeeding Course

Taught by Master Educator Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC

The course will be held at the
Center for the Childbearing Year Teaching Space

722 Brooks Street
Ann Arbor
, MI48104

Payment options:
Note:  Part 1 and Part 2 have separate charges!

Call Barbara, 734-975-6534 to register
or register online:

$1000.00 for Part 1 and 2!
Special offer until December 24, 2016

$595 for early registration available before 3-1-17

Or $700 for late registration after 3-2-17

Or in three easy payments of $240.00.
If you would like the three payments, option,
you may charge it on your credit card
and your last payment will be due the morning of
the first day of class.
You must let Barbara know you are coming in advance if you would like this payment plan option!
barbara@bfcaa.com or 734-975-6534.

Or you can mail a check made out to:
Center of Ann Arbor
2595 Powell Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

What is different about Barbara Robertson’s new lactation course?


We promise that you will not sit and just listen to
power point lectures for 45 hours.

This extremely interactive course focuses on utilizing techniques research has shown to be effective for adult learning.

In order to truly learn something, you have to use it in some way,
not just hear it.

We will do small group work, work with actual mothers and babies, role play, case studies, large group discussions, problem solving, and practice, practice, practice the skills we are using focusing on how to effectively communicate with our families.

With breastfeeding, social and emotional support are just as important as your technical knowledge.

Who is this course for?

  • Current IBCLCs who are preparing for the IBLCE exam
  • IBCLCs who need cerps for re-certification
  • Aspiring IBCLCs who are acquiring their breastfeeding education cerps. (Note:  We will be offering Part 1 of this course in January, 2015 for a complete, comprehensive 90 hour course.)
  • RNs who want to increase their breastfeeding skills or acquire 20+ hours of breastfeeding education for the “Baby Friendly” hospital initiative.  Up to 10 Nursing CEUs may be available and applied for individually with course outline and objectives.
  • Doulas who are interested in being on the cutting edge of breastfeeding support

What participants are saying:


“Barbara was so energetic and devoted to breastfeeding that it made me motivated to learn as much as possible. I wish every doula was trained by her and every mother received her care.” — Class Participant

“I feel more confident working with breastfeeding women, and will be a better observer and problem solver.” — Class Participant

Our Mission for this Course

We help mothers to nurse by providing them with knowledge and skills they can use to improve their nursing relationship.
No technique will work unless the mother feels confident that she can use theses skills without our help.

Tentative schedule:
Note:  Nightly home work is required.
8:00 am until 5:30 pm
Day One

  • Legal issues and HIPPA
  • Cultural concerns
  • Controversies in breastfeeding
  • Who’s who in lactation?
  • How are our moms getting their breastfeeding information?
  • Breastfeeding problem solving-  Breast and nipple pain

Thursday 8 am until 5:30 pm
Day Two

  • Nutrition and breastfeeding
  • Working and breastfeeding
    • The mother
    • The work place
    • The child care provider
  • Breastfeeding problem solving-  Helping mothers return to work

Friday 8 am until 5:30 pm
Day Three

  • Working with mothers from the breastfeeding cafe
  • Adoptive breastfeeding and induced lactation
  • Infant anatomy and physiology
  • Breastfeeding problem solving-  Helping mothers and babies with latching and when babies won’t latch

Saturday 8am until 5:30 pm
Day Four

  • Premature and near term babies
  • Breastfeeding multiplies
  • Nursing an older baby
  • Tandem nursing
  • When mother is sick
  • Medications and breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding problem solving-  Helping to increase mother’s breast milk

Sunday 8am until 5:30 pm
Day Five

  • Tools of our trade
  • How to write a Dr. report
  • Working within the hospital setting-  Baby Friendly
  • Working in Private Practice
  • Working in Public Health
  • When breastfeeding doesn’t goes as planned
  • Providing hope for the second baby


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