Face-to-Face Lactation Courses, Workshops & Lectures

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Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The 5 Day Course

A complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is planned as 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). This in-depth, in-person course enables participants to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning.

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care: A Two-Day, Practice-Oriented, Intensive

Clinical Applications provides a summary of your didactic education and clinical experience, focusing on case studies and the critical thinking required for those who are working with infant and child feeding issues in maternal-child health. Hot topics are solicited at the start of the course and presented by the faculty on the second day. Clinical Applications can be your final step in preparation for the IBLCE exam, or it can be an opportunity for any professional experienced in lactation care to collaborate with other experienced clinicians and problem solve case studies.

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Hone your skills and knowledge as you prepare to take the IBLCE exam, or simply join us for getting the latest in research updates or adding hours for exam eligibility. This two-and-one-half-day update and review program will help you prepare for the IBLCE exam or update your research-based practice.

Best Practice: Breastfeeding! A Three-Day Intensive Workshop

This three-day course explores the rationale behind the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other international organizations. These guidelines call for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. These guidelines provide a carefully considered and scientifically validated plan for assisting new families in feeding and nurturing their babies through breastfeeding.

Best Practice: Managing Early Breastfeeding Challenges, A One-Day, Intensive Workshop

This one-day workshop provides an intensive approach to the basics of breastfeeding promotion and early feeding issues in the hospital, clinic and community. It is a helpful and effective beginning for education in research-based infant feeding, as well as an excellent update for IBCLCs and others who are interested in applying science to the practice of infant feeding.

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps: A Two-Day Workshop

This two-day, in-person workshop advances evidence-based infant feeding policies and practices in the hospital or clinic. It also provides the education cornerstone for hospitals who wish to pursue the designation of "Baby-Friendly". This workshop explores the rapidly changing role of all healthcare professionals in caring for pregnant and new families and is designed to help hospitals and communities provide the basics of early breastfeeding care, with a focus on implementing The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Best Practice: Managing Early Feeding Challenges - Ten Steps Education for Healthcare Providers

This 4-hour in-person program was specifically designed for maternal-infant healthcare providers. In a fast-paced format, this course focuses on the healthcare provider's role in providing infant feeding information and support to pregnant and new families. It is designed to help hospitals and communities provide the basics of early breastfeeding care, with many common-sense, practical strategies, based on scientific evidence. This program provides strategies for implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and fulfills the educations requirements of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

Demonstrating Competency in Breastfeeding Care: A 5- to 8-hour Workshop

This in-person day is designed to complement the online or face-to-face 15 hours of education to assist with implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This program provides a workshop for participants to practice many of the necessary skills when helping families with questions and different situations about breastfeeding.

A Mock Assessment: Preparing for the BFHI Evaluation

This 2 or 2.5 day visit with Evergreen Perinatal Education faculty provides hospitals an opportunity to evaluate their readiness for an assessment by BFHI assessors. In addition to meetings with hospital administrators, these days include interactive interviews with staff and mothers in the prenatal, labor & delivery, postpartum and nursery areas. A BFHI assessment "To-Do" List will be reviewed with key people, plus many helpful ideas for creating a smooth assessment process will be provided.

Baby Friendly Hospital Consulting

Whether your facility has already embarked on the Ten Step journey or is just getting started, we can lead you step-by-step through the maze of information, materials and tasks necessary to move through each phase.

EPE will provide guidance and support to set up a plan designed to specifically meet your facility's needs, starting with a two-day site visit to evaluate your facility's current status in accomplishing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. We will tour the unit, review (or help develop) the infant feeding policy and related protocols, meet with hospital administrators, managers and staff as well as assist you in navigating the Baby-Friendly USA website. Hospitals find this to be a safe, informal and comfortable process. Our findings are confidential and not shared outside the appropriate hospital setting.

A listing of available lectures & programs such as 'Innovative Programs in Maternity Care,' 'Effective Parent Education Programs,' or 'The Challenge of Postpartum Relationships.'


For information about our registration policies (including refunds), please visit our policies page.

April


April 29 - May 3

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Yakima, WA

Closed Yakima Session. For information on registration, please contact Heather McCrory: HeatherW@yvfwc.org

May


May 7 - 8

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For registration details please see the attached flyer.

May 16 - 18

USLCA Conference ~ New Horizons in Clinical Lactation

Scottsdale, AZ

For more information and registration details, please click here.

May 29 - 30

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Bethel, AK

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon.

June


June 3 - 4

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Fairbanks, AK

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon.

June 10 - 14

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Yakima, WA

Closed Yakima Session. For information on registration, please contact Heather McCrory: HeatherW@yvfwc.org

June 24 - 28

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metropolitan Area

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

July


July 24 - 27

ILCA Annual Conference

Atlanta, GA

For information and registration details please click here.

August


August 14 - 15

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Bethel, AK

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon.

August 20 - 21

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Ketchikan, AK

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon.

September


September 9 - 11

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Emeryville, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course.

September 16 - 20

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metropolitan Area

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

October


October 7

IBLCE Exam Test Date #2 2019

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

For United States and territories. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

October 7 - 11

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Emeryville, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course.

October 10 - 11

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Ketchikan, AK

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon.

October 14 - 15

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Fairbanks, AK

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon.

October 21 - 25

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For registration details please see the attached flyer.

October 29 - 30

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For registration details please see the attached flyer.

April


April 15 - 19

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

San Jose, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course.

We have reserved hotel rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Campbell-Pruneyard Plaza for a discounted price. Rooms are limited so we recommend booking as soon as possible. The link is attached below. The cut off date for the discounted price is March 18 if rooms still available.

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April 11 - 13

Closed California Session

Concord, CA

Closed Session

April 9

Closed California Session

Concord, CA

Closed Session

April 1

IBLCE Exam Test Date #1 of 2019

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

For United States and territories. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

March


March 25 - 29

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Area

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

March 11 - 12

30th Annual Conference on Breastfeeding

Atlanta, GA

For registration and conference details please download attached flyer!

March 6 - 8

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Emeryville, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course.

March 1 - May 15

Application Period for IBLCE Exam #2

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the final exam of 2019. The actual exam date is October 7, 2019. Results from this test will be posted January 1, 2020. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

February


February 26

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California session.

February 19

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California session.

January


January 31 - February 8

Breastfeeding Conference Australia-“It’s Just Breastfeeding: How did this get so complicated?”

Australia ~ Canberra, Perth, & Adelaide

For more information and to registeration please download flyer!

January 15

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California session.

January 8

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California session.

November, 2018


November 29 - 30

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Everett, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details please see the attached flyer.

November 27

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California Session

November 14 - 17

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Save the date! Keep an eye out for registration details on BFMED website.

November 13

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California Session

November 8 - 9

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Everett, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details please see the attached flyer.

November 6

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California Session

October, 2018


October 30

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California Session

October 22 - 26

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Emeryville, CA

Closed.

October 16 - 17

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please click here.

October 16 - 23

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California session.

October 8 - 12

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please click here.

October 3 - 4

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Detroit Lakes, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details please see the attached flyer. To register, please click here.

October 1

IBLCE Exam Test Date #2 2018

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

For United States and territories. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

September, 2018


September 25

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California Session

September 17 - 21

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

September 12 - November 15

Application Period for IBLCE Exam #1

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the first exam of 2019. The actual exam date is April 1, 2019. Results from this test will be posted no later than July 1, 2019 For more information visit the IBLCE website.

September 11 - 25

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Closed California session.

September 5 - 7

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Emeryville, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course.

August, 2018


August 2

Best Practice - Managing Early Breastfeeding Challenges

Modesto, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register please call 209.558.5657

July, 2018


July 18 - 21

ILCA Conference

Portland, OR

For more information and to register, please visit the ILCA Conference website.

June, 2018


June 11 - 15

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

May, 2018


May 31 - June 5

Excellence in Care with The Ten Steps and Demonstrating Competency in Breastfeeding Care

Pleasant Hill, CA

Free to those working with families in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa County Residents: Register by emailing Marlene Ceballo. All others, please enroll here for a fee of $200.

Please note that actual course dates include: May 31, June 1, and June 5.

May 15 - 19

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Calgary, Canada

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Contact Heather Crossan at heather@doulaessentials.com to register!

May 15

Deadline for Application of IBLCE Exam #2

Don't forget to apply by today if you were planning to sit for the final exam of 2018. The actual exam date is October 1, 2018. Results from this test will be posted January 1, 2019 For more information visit the IBLCE website.

May 8 - 9

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. To register, please click here.

May 2 - 3

Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Detroit Lakes, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details please see the attached flyer. Early bird rate applies to registrations received prior to April 1st! To register, please click here.

April, 2018


April 16 - 20

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Willmar, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register with Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership see Flyer and Registration Form below.

April 2

IBLCE Exam Test Date #1 of 2018

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

For United States and territories. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

March, 2018


March 5 - 9

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Seattle Metro Area, WA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to the Simkin Center at Bastyr!

February, 2018


February 21 - 23

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Berkeley-HS Lordship, CA

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course.

February 1 - 9

Breastfeeding Conference Australia-“It’s Just Breastfeeding: How did this get so complicated?”

Australia-Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney

For more information and to register please visit the Breastfeeding Conference Website

November, 2017


November 9 - 12

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Conference

Atlanta, GA

For conference details and to register, please see the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine website.