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Breastfeeding Counselor
"Breastfeeding: Basics and Beyond"

Target Audience
Anyone:
-working with lactating women
-interested in obtaining accurate, evidence-based and current information about lactation management
-preparing to become a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC)
-preparing to become a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)

Course Requirements to receive CE credit:
-Complete written assignment
-Attend 2 day course

This 2 day program follows the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative outline and will cover relevant, research-based topics such as:
-The role of the healthcare professional
-Anatomy and physiology of the breast in the new millennium
-Getting started with latch on and suck assessment
-Guidelines for the first 48 hours as well as the first week
-Nutritional needs of the nursing dyad
-Identifying and evaluating normal, deviations and problems
-Management of common problems and special needs
-Medications
-Lactation gadgets
-Empowering women and their infants with breastfeeding classes and hospital support

Program Hours
Each program day is 8 hours and includes AM coffee. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Faculty
This PCE course is taught by a nurse who is a board certified lactation consultant that is experienced in all areas of maternal child health and perinatal education.

Continuing Education Credit
Our faculty is dedicated to quality continuing education for nurses by meeting or exceeding the competencies and program guidelines for perinatal education determined by AWHONN. This course is approved for 16 contact hours by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. “Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13154 for 16 contact hours.” This program is approved by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners for 16 L-CERP's.

Tuition Cost
Early tuition of $300.00 must be paid in full three weeks prior to the course date. Tuition received after three weeks prior is considered late, and increases to $325.00.
PCE Member price: $280.00.
Please note: Prep course does not include certification exam.

Click here for Certification Examination information and fees.

Multiple-Course Discount
A $50.00 discount will be given when one person signs up for two prep courses at the same time.

Group Discounts
3 or more people registered for same course:
$290.00 per person (discount only applies when preregistered and prepaid together).

Only one discount can be applied.

Refunds and Cancellations
To receive a refund (does not include non-refundable $75.00 registration fee) cancellation must be received in writing at least three (3) weeks prior to scheduled course date. No exceptions will be made, and credit will not be given toward another program. PCE will accept substitutions for registrants only if the PCE office is notified at least 5 days prior to the course. PCE reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registration or other circumstances beyond our control. A full refund (course tuition only) will be given if such a cancellation does occur.

Registration
Click here to register online.
Click here to download a registration form to register by mail.
Mail completed registration form to:
Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc., 219 Central Avenue, Hatboro, PA 19040

To register by phone, Call: 888-344-9972

Fax registration form to: 267-966-1206


Breastfeeding/Lactation Counselor - current, research based course in lactation management
Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.
Childbirth Education Certification Program
Breastfeeding Certification Program
Lactation Certification Program
Labor Support Doula Certification Program
Prenatal postnatal Fitness Instructor Certification Program
Infant Massage Certification Program
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2016 Dates & Locations
(A) = Airport Accessible

April 12 & 13, 2016(A)
Pittsburgh, PA

Magee Women's Hospital - UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

April 20 & 21, 2016(A)
Chicago, IL
-CLOSED-
Northwestern Medicine - Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611

April 25 & 26, 2016
Red Bank, NJ
-CLOSED-
Riverview Medical Center
1 Riverview Plaza
Red Bank, NJ 07701

April 27 & 28, 2016
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-

Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

May 2 & 3, 2016(A)
Orlando, FL-CLOSED-

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
83 W. Miller Street
Orlando, FL 32806

May 4 & 5, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI-CLOSED-

Spectrum Health Butterworth
100 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

May 4 & 5, 2016(A)
Orlando, FL-CLOSED-

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
83 W. Miller Street
Orlando, FL 32806

May 13 & 14, 2016(A)
Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

May 17 & 18, 2016(A)
Tampa, FL

St. Joseph's Women's Hospital-BayCare
3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

May 18 & 19, 2016(A)
Sioux Falls, SD
Sanford Medical Center
1305 West 18th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57117

May 24 & 25, 2016(A)
Manhasset, NY
-Northwell Employees Only-
North Shore University Hospital-Northwell Health
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

May 25 & 26, 2016(A)
Orlando, FL-CLOSED-

Florida Hospital for Children
601 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803

June 1 & 2, 2016(A)
Port Jefferson, NY

St. Charles Hospital
200 Belle Terre Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

June 7 & 8, 2016(A)
Pittsburgh, PA

Magee Women's Hospital - UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

June 21 & 22, 2016
Fort Myers, FL-CLOSED-

Cape Coral Hospital
Lee Memorial Health System
636 Del Prado Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33908

June 23 & 24, 2016
Fort Myers, FL-CLOSED-

Cape Coral Hospital
Lee Memorial Health System
636 Del Prado Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33908

July 13 & 14, 2016(A)
Erie, PA

St. Vincent Hospital-Allegheny Health
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544

July 20 & 21, 2016(A)
Philadelphia, PA
-CLOSED-
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
833 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

July 28 & 29, 2016(A)
Charlotte, NC

Carolina Medical Center
1000 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203

August 9 & 10, 2016(A)
Beaumont, TX

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth
2830 Calder Street
Beaumont, TX 77702

September 13 & 14, 2016(A)
Pittsburgh, PA

Magee Women's Hospital - UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

September 19 & 20, 2016
Jackson, NJ

Meridian Health Village - Meridian Health System
27 South Cooks Bridge Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527

October 5 & 6, 2016
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-

Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

October 13 & 14, 2016(A)
Tampa, FL

St. Joseph's Women's Hospital-BayCare
3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

October 19 & 20, 2016(A)
Chicago, IL

Northwestern Medicine - Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611

November 3 & 4, 2016
Fort Myers, FL-CLOSED-

Cape Coral Hospital
Lee Memorial Health System
636 Del Prado Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33908

November 30 & December 1, 2016
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ 07740