Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care


The Five Day Course

Course Description

A complete, in-person core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care. This five-day course is 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.

This in-person course provides 45 theoretical hours for the IBLCE exam eligibility requirements. All areas of the exam grid are included, and the course content is based on current scientific research. Over the course of five days, each participant will:

Course Objectives


Education Credits

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Provider Number: CLT108-4
45 instructional hours on the IBLCE Exam Detailed Content Outline (for preparation for first IBLCE exam)
Commission on Dietetic Registration
Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number: CEP 14127

Upcoming Events [see all]

San Jose, CA - April 15, 2019

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.,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Yakima, WA - April 29, 2019
Closed Yakima Session. For information on registration, please contact Heather McCrory:
Yakima, WA - June 10, 2019
Closed Yakima Session. For information on registration, please contact Heather McCrory: