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]

Seattle Metropolitan Area - September 20, 2021
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!
Minneapolis, MN - October 11, 2021
For more informaiton on course content, please see the course description on our website. Registration details coming soon!
Emeryville, CA - October 25, 2021

For more informaiton on course content, please see the course description on our website. Register now on the EPE website for this course. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and Hotel protocols during our courses. When deciding to register please bear in mind there remains a possibility that you may be required to wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose throughout the entire course and maintain social distancing at breaks. Currently vaccination is required to attend, we do encourage you to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity. Due to social distancing guidelines we will be at 30% capacity (which is subject to change) - register early to ensure your space. 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 by September 25, 2021. Book early to ensure room availablity at the special rate.