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 Update and Certification 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.

CE Self-Assessment is currently available for all IBCLC's due to recertify through 2027. Click here to take your Self-Assessment. Remember you can only take the CE Self-Assessment once during your recertification period. Once you have gotten your results, don't forget to reach out so we can make you a Recertification Bundle to meet all your needs!

May


May 1 - 31

IBCLC Fall Exam Application Window:

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the Fall exam. For more information click here. If you haven't finished your education component, reach out to us and we can create you a bundle to meet your education requirements.

May 1 - September 30

IBCLC Recertification by CERPs Window:

If you are recertifying in 2024 by CERPs all your requirements need to be completed by September 30th. If you haven't taken the CE Self Assessment click here to get started. If you have already gotten your Personalised Professional Development Plan click here and send us your scores. We can make a bundle just for you!

June


June 24 - 28

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!

September


September 10 - 16

IBCLC Fall Exam Dates:

If you are looking for some exam prep take our course Advanced Updates and Certification Strategies.

September 23 - 27

Foundations for Best Practice in Lacation 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!

September 30

IBCLC Recertification by CERPs Closes:

This is the final day to have finished your Recertification by CERPs for 2024.

Fall 2024

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

San Francisco Bay Area

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Dates are still being finalized. Thanks for your understanding!

April


April 15 - 20

IBCLC Spring Exam Dates:

For more details about the upcoming exam, check your Candidate Dashboard by clicking here. If you are looking for some exam prep take our course Advanced Updates and Certification Strategies.

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!

October, 2023


October 19 - December 1, 2022

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #1 2023

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the first exam of 2023. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

September, 2023


September 20 - 29

IBCLC Exam #2 Date

See IBLCE Website for the Exact Date in Your Area

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

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

September 18 - 22

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!

August, 2023


August 13 - 15

ILCA 2023 Annual Conference

Las Vegas, NV

Plan your attendance to the longest-standing global lactation conference, presenting the latest up-to-date studies on lactation by top experts in the field. The ILCA 2023 Annual Conference will be the place to...
  • Earn more than 30 CERPs, nursing contact hours, and CME credits to maintain your certification
  • Learn from a diverse group of leading lactation experts, offering unique expertise and perspectives
  • Collaborate with fellow lactation professionals working in various settings around the world
  • Hear about the latest, evidence-based lactation science and research
  • Further your clinical knowledge and skills to continue supporting families
  • And more
Registration is Open - Click Here for Details

August 1 - 7

World Breastfeeding Week

Worldwide Celebration

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week promoting the encouragement of breastfeeding and improving the health of babies around the world.

June, 2023


June 19 - 23

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!

May, 2023


May 10 - June 22

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #2 2023

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the second exam of 2023. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

May 10 - September 30

Examination Application Window

Here at EPE we are trying to make the new process of certification and recertification as easy as possible. Along with the live Advanced Update and Lactation Strategies course, we provide a large array of programs to help you reach your required CERPs based on the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline. Please contact info@evergreenperinataleducation.com for a curated course load to meet you recertification needs, or click here for more information and tracking forms.

For more information on the recertification by CERPs process visit the IBLCE website.

May 10 - 11

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care

Emeryville, CA

We are excited to bring our two day, practice oriented, intensive Clinical Applications in Lactation Care to California! For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website.REGISTER NOW on the EPE website for this course.

Four Points Sheraton Bay Bridge special hotel rate: Book your group rate for Evergreen. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate. First Come/First Serve. Last day to book April 17 (if rooms remain)

April, 2023


April 24 - 28

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.

Four Points Sheraton Bay Bridge special hotel rate: Book your group rate for Evergreen. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate. First Come/First Serve. Last day to book April 10 (if rooms remain)

April 17 - 21

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website.

March, 2023


March 20 - 24

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 8 - 17

IBCLC Exam #1 Date

See IBLCE Website for the Exact Date in Your Area

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

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

February, 2023


February 9 - 10

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care

Brisbane Australia

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, click here. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

February 6 - 7

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care

Sydney Australia

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, click here. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

February 2 - 3

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care

Melbourne, Australia

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, click here. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

November, 2022


November 15 - 16

Clinical Applications 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! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

October, 2022


October 24 - 28

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. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend -no exceptions. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space.

Four Points Sheraton Bay Bridge special hotel rate: Book your group rate for Evergreen. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate. First Come/First Serve. Last day to book October 5th (if rooms remain)

October 3 - 7

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Everett, Washington

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. For conference details and to register, go to Childstrive! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend -no exceptions. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space.

September, 2022


September 22 - 24

USLCA Conference ~ New Horizons in Clinical Lactation

Norfolk, VA

For more information and registration details, please click here.

September 19 - 23

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! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

September 14 - 23

IBCLC Exam #2 Date

See IBLCE Website for the Exact Date in Your Area

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

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

August, 2022


August 23 - 25

Advanced Update and Certification Strategies

Emeryville, CA

This course is designed for those who are preparing to take the IBLCE exam for the first time or for recertification; need help in understanding the new recertification options; are preparing to recertify by Self-Assessment and required CERPs; need insight into how and where to get your required CERPs, need additional hours for exam eligibility, or want to earn CERPs while updating your knowledge. For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

Four Points Sheraton Bay Bridge special hotel rate: Book your group rate for Evergreen. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate. First Come/First Serve. Last day to book August 3rd (if rooms remain)

August 15 - 17

Advanced Update and Certification Strategies

Seattle Area

This course is designed for those who are preparing to take the IBLCE exam for the first time or for recertification; need help in understanding the new recertification options; are preparing to recertify by Self-Assessment and required CERPs; need insight into how and where to get your required CERPs, need additional hours for exam eligibility, or want to earn CERPs while updating your knowledge. 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! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

August 1 - 7

WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK

Worldwide Celebration

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week promoting the encouragement of breastfeeding and improving the health of babies around the world.

June, 2022


June 20 - 24

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! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

April, 2022


April 25 - 29

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. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend -no exceptions. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space.

Four Points Sheraton Bay Bridge special hotel rate:Book your group rate for Evergreen. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate. First Come/First Serve. Last day to book April 8th (if rooms remain)

April 12 - May 24

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #2 2022

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the final exam of 2022. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

March, 2022


March 23 - April 1

IBCLC Exam #1 Date

See IBLCE Website for the Exact Date in Your Area

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

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

March 21 - 25

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! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

March 8 - 10

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Emeryville, CA

REGISTRATION CLOSED

October, 2021


October 26 - December 7

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #1 2022

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #1 2022. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

October 25 - 29

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. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend -no exceptions. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space.

For special hotel rate:Book your group rate for Evergreen. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate.

October 11 - 15

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis, MN

Cancelled

September, 2021


September 20 - 24

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! Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions.

September 15 - 24

IBCLC Exam #2 Date

See IBLCE Website for the Exact Date in Your Area

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

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

August, 2021


August 17 - 19

Advanced Lactation Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

Emeryville, CA

EXCITING NEWS! We have been allowed to remove the participant cap set due to COVID restrictions being reduced. For those who have been unable to register or are on the wait list - you can register NOW! Additionally, the hotel has offered an additional 5 rooms at the reduced rate on a first come first serve basis by August 1, reserve early to secure this amazing rate.

For information on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course. Verification of COVID 19 Vaccination is required to attend - no exceptions. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space.

April, 2021


April 19 - May 28

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #2 2021

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the final exam of 2021. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

March, 2021


March 22 - 31

IBCLC Exam #1 Date

See IBLCE Website for the Exact Date in Your Area

Best of luck to everyone sitting for the exam!

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

November, 2020


November 2 - December 11

Registration Applications Period: IBCLC Exam #1 2021

Don't forget to apply if you are planning to sit for the first exam of 2021. For more information visit the IBLCE website.

October, 2020


October 26 - 30

CANCELLED: Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Emeryville, CA

We look forward to returning to the Bay Area in Spring 2021.

October 20 - 21

CANCELLED: Excellence in Care with the Ten Steps

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website.All face to face classes have been cancelled for 2020.

October 12 - 16

CANCELLED: Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care

Minneapolis, MN

For more information on course content, please see the course description on our website. All face to face courses have been cancelled for 2020.