95 Hour Lactation Course: CCLS

Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist (CCLS)

Reasons to take this course:

You want more concrete, hands on experience to really work with breastfeeding families

  • You want to get all of your required 95 lactation CERPs in one place including the required 5 communication skills credits
  • You want instructors who work with breastfeeding families everyday
  • You want the convenience of some online learning combined with the community of in-person work
  • You want the experience of working with real breastfeeding families
  • You want passionate, knowledgeable instructors who use the latest education methods for effective learning
  • Can use this course for IBLCE's Pathway 1 and 3

Learn more about how to become an IBCLC and our training on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7 PM EDT. Email barbara@bfcaa.com to register!

 

Online pre-work
Live Zoom 3 day weekends
Working with breastfeeding families
Pre-work is self paced
Zoom meeting check-ins

Winter 2022 Dates:
Part 1 Live Zoom Weekend:
March 4-6, 2022
Part 2 Live Zoom Weekend:
April 29, 30 and May 1, 2022
Part 1 Pre-work opens
January 15, 2022

 

Full Price $1200
Early Bird Price for Winter $1000
Ends January 15th, 2022
OR
Three Payments of $350 for
$1050 total

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Amanda, Fall 2020

Don't Miss This Great Opportunity!

Do you want to become a lactation consultant or to be able to better help your breastfeeding families? Let Barbara walk you through this process! For more information join us for a Zoom meeting on November 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM to discuss the process and how our course is part of becoming a lactation professional. Just email barbara@bfcaa.com so she can send you a meeting invitation.

A certificate of completion will be provided. We offer a Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist, CCLS, certificate for those who complete our course. For most, this certificate is considered a stepping-stone towards certification as an IBCLC and we encourage all of our students to apply for the IBLCE certification exam as soon as they are eligible. Nurses, doulas, dieticians, OTs, PTs, midwives and other health care providers may find this credential be helpful in their work and in finding employment.

This 95-hour course is comprehensive and designed to cover most aspects of the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. This will help you not only be prepared to offer mothers and babies quality breastfeeding support but will also help you to prepare for the IBLCE exam. At this point and time all of our attendees have passed the IBCLC exam!

Specific information for Winter/Spring 2022:

Part 1
Pre-work: January 15, 2022- 23 hours of pre-work assignments will open. Optional live webinars will be offered every other week for discussion of assignments and questions.

In-person- NOTE Due to COVID our in person meetings will be moved to live Zoom meetings: 3 Days 8:30 AM-5:30 PM- Friday, March 4, 2022,-Sunday, March 6, 2022- 22 hours of live Zoom meeting clinical work.

Part 2
Pre-work: March 8, 2022- 25 hours of pre-work assignments will open. Optional live webinars will be offered every other week for discussion of assignments and questions.
In-person- NOTE Due to COVID our in person meetings will be moved to live Zoom meetings: 3 Days 8:30 AM-5:30 PM- Friday, April 29 and Saturday April 30, 2022,-Sunday, May 1, 2022- 22 hours of live Zoom meeting clinical work.

The goal for the pre-work is to about 3-5 hours per week which needs to be completed before the in-person portion of the course.

Winter registration is open!!!

All the pre-work must be completed and turned in and all the in-person portion of the course must be attended in order for the participant to receive the CCLS Certificate of Completion.

Registration is open!

For our payment plan of three payments go the 4th choice. You will make the first payments by Paypal or check now, the second payment by January 15, 2022, and the last one by April 25, 2022.
Early bird pricing ends 1-15-22! If you want to pay by Visa, Master Card, or Discover, please email Barbara@bfcaa.com and we can make these arrangements.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Communication skills: Motivational Interviewing
  • Breast anatomy and development
  • Biochemistry of breastmilk
  • Birthing and breastfeeding
  • Mother and baby assessment
  • Breastfeeding assessment
  • When to supplement
  • Low breastmilk supply
  • Breast and nipple pain
  • Ethics in lactation
  • Communication skills revisited
  • Working and breastfeeding
  • Medications and breastfeeding
  • Nursing older babies
  • Twins and preterm babies|
  • More clinical practice with breast and nipple pain
  • Inducing lactation
  • Milk banking and milk sharing
  • Tools of the trade
    And more...

PLEASE READ OUR REFUND/TERMS AND CONDITIONS DOCUMENT

Frequently Asked Questions

No, but it is highly recommended and required to receive your CCLS credential.

The course is offered in small groups only. Plenty of chances to ask questions!

During the Covid pandemic, all sessions are virtual via Zoom. Once we can offer in-person sessions, our location is at 2300 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI.

  1. Part 1:
    • 20 hours of pre-work with assignments and an optional bi-weekly webinar with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC, to discuss the assignments and ask questions
    • 25 hours, 3 days, of in-person education with homework
  2. Part 2:
    • 20 hours of pre-work with assignments and an optional bi-weekly webinar with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC, to discuss the assignments and ask questions
    • 25 hours, 3 days, of in-person education with homework
  1. IBCLCs who need Lactation CERPs for re-certification.
  2. Aspiring IBCLCs who are acquiring their lactation education CERPs as a stepping stone to becoming an IBCLC.
  3. RNs or other health care professionals who want to increase their breastfeeding skills or acquire 20+ hours of breastfeeding education for the “Baby Friendly” hospital initiative.
  4. Peer Counselors, La Leche League Leaders, anyone, who wants to be able to better help mothers and babies with breastfeeding concerns.
  5. Birth and post-partum Doulas who are interested in being on the cutting edge of breastfeeding support.

Everything!

  1. We promise that you will not sit and just listen to powerpoint lectures for 45 hours.
  2. This extremely interactive course focuses on utilizing educational techniques research has shown to be effective for adult learning.
  3. 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.

  1. You will be able to understand the normal course of breastfeeding
  2. You will be able to identify breastfeeding problems
  3. You will be able to help identify the underlying causes of breastfeeding problems
  4. You will have direct exposure to clinical strategies and gain enhanced confidence
  5. You will be able to offer practical solutions in a compassionate, easily understandable way

Early Bird Prices

$1000 for Part 1 and 2 one payment

$1050 for Part 1 and 2 three payments

Late Registration Prices

$1300 for Part 1 and 2 one payment

$1500 for Part 1 and 2 three payments

Payment plans are available. All payments must be made before the first day of the Part 2 in-person portion of the course.