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 May 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM to discuss the process and how our course is part of becoming a lactation professional. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Registration is OPEN!
Specific information for Fall 2022:
Pre-work: Opens August 1, 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, September 30, 2022,-Sunday, October 2, 2022- 22.5 hours of live Zoom meeting clinical work.
Pre-work: October 4, 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, November 11, Saturday November 12, 2022,-Sunday, November 13, 2022- 22.5 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.
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 Fall!
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 the first day of live Zoom meetings, 2022, and the last one by the first live Zoom meeting day of Part 2, 2022.
Early bird pricing now ends 8-1-22 for fall 2022! If you want to pay by Visa, Master Card, or Discover, please email Barbara@bfcaa.com and we can make these arrangements.
Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee will be provided upon request up to 45 days before the In-Person portion of Part 1 of the training begins OR until the time a participant submits at least one assignment for the pre-work section of Part 1 to be graded. To be clear, once a participant has turned in at least one assignment for the Pre-Work section, no matter how many days before the In-Person portion of Part 1 this is, no refunds will be issued. After either of these terms, no refunds will not be issued.
Transfer/Make-Up Policy: Should you need to transfer your registration to another training in the future when it is available, you may do so without penalty up until four weeks before a training begins. Once we are within four weeks of a training, we cannot guarantee you a spot in a future training but will accommodate you IF there is a training scheduled and the training is under-enrolled and we have a spot available for a $75 fee. In this case, you may receive very short notice of a make-up opportunity and should plan accordingly. Illness, family emergencies, last-minute babysitting or transportation challenges, and so on, are not our responsibility but we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your situation.
Winter Storms. We will not issue refunds due to winter storms and other conditions beyond our control. Please allow plenty of extra time for travel if bad weather is threatening. If extreme blizzard or ice conditions coincide with the onset of a workshop and make driving hazardous, we may delay the start time or otherwise adapt the parameters of the training (check your email for updates). We will make every effort to accommodate everyone should conditions be extreme or impossible (this has never happened in 20 years, fingers crossed). If driving conditions become hazardous in the middle of a training weekend and you are driving back and forth a fair distance each day, you are welcome to bring some portable bedding/change of clothes and stay at the Center overnight. We have two couches and a queen-size air mattress on hand, as well as floor cushions, pillows and blankets. We cannot be held liable for airfare costs accrued due to circumstances beyond our control.
Attendance Policy. In order to provide you with proof of having completed the CCLS certificate requirements, you will need to attend the course and complete all assignments in their entirety. Should you become ill or otherwise unable to complete a training you have started, the Transfer/Make-Up Policy (above) will apply.
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
PLEASE READ OUR REFUND/TERMS AND CONDITIONS DOCUMENT