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 and designation as a Certified Lactation Educator. 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:

Evergreen Perinatal Education has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) as a CERP provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE®’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

Course Objectives


Education Credits

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Provider Number: CLT108-4 – 45 L CERPs
Instructional hours in topics on IBLCE Detailed Content Outline – 45 Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number: CEP 14127 – 45 Contact Hours (RNs Only)
Commission on Dietetic Registration CPE hours, Category II, Provider Number: EV001 – 45 CPE Hours (Expire: May 31, 2024)

Upcoming Events [see all]

Seattle Area - June 24, 2024
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!
Emeryville, CA - October 7, 2024

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

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