"Breastfeeding: Basics and Beyond"
-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
-Empowering women and their infants with breastfeeding classes and hospital support
Each program day is 8 hours and includes AM coffee. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
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.
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.
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Certification Examination information and fees.
A $50.00 discount will be given when one person signs up for two
prep courses at the same time.
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.
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a registration form to register by mail.
Mail completed registration form to:
Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc., 219 Central Avenue, Hatboro,
To register by phone, Call: 888-344-9972
Fax registration form to: 267-966-1206
- current, research based course in lactation management
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