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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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2015 Dates & Locations
(A) = Airport Accessible

February 4 & 5, 2015
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ

February 25 & 26, 2015
Red Bank, NJ
Riverview Medical Center
1 Riverview Plaza
Red Bank, NJ

March 17 & 18, 2015(A)
Pittsburgh, PA
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA

March 19 & 20, 2015(A)
Tampa, FL-CLOSED-
BayCare St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
3030 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL

March 31 & April 1, 2015
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ

April 9 & 10, 2015
Red Bank, NJ
Riverview Medical Center
1 Riverview Plaza
Red Bank, NJ

April 11 & 12, 2015
West Islip, NY
Good Samaritan Community Hospital
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY

April 21 & 22, 2015(A)
Chicago, IL
Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's Hospital
250 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL

April 23 & 24, 2015(A)
Elgin, IL
Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Road
Elgin, IL

April 30 & May 1, 2015(A)
Washington, DC
Providence Hospital
1150 Varnum Street, N.E.
Washington, DC

May 5 & 6, 2015(A)
Winfield, IL
Cadence Health Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

May 6 & 7, 2015
Rapid City, SD
Rapid City Regional Hospital
353 Fairmont Blvd.
Rapid City, SD

May 7 & 8, 2015(A)
Elgin, IL
Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Road
Elgin, IL

May 19 & 20, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI

May 19 & 20, 2015
Ft. Myers, FL-CLOSED-
Lee Memorial Hospital

June 2 & 3, 2015(A)
Pittsburgh, PA
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA

June 6 & 7, 2015
Manhasset, NY-CLOSED-
North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset
Katz Women's Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY

June 16 & 17, 2015
Ft. Myers, FL-CLOSED-
Lee Memorial Hospital

July 22 & 23, 2015(A)
Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
1111 South 11th Street
Phila, PA

July 28 & 29, 2015
Camden, NJ
Cooper University Health Care
1 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ

September 1 & 2, 2015(A)
Washington, DC
Providence Hospital
1150 Varnum Street, N.E.
Washington DC

September 9 & 10, 2015
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ

September 15 & 16, 2015(A)
Pittsburgh, PA
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA

September 29 & 30, 2015(A)
Elgin, IL
Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Road
Elgin, IL

Sept 30 & October 1, 2015(A)
Kalispell, MT
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
310 Sunnyview LaneĀ 
Kalispell, MT

October 1 & 2, 2015(A)
Chicago, IL
Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's Hospital
250 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL

October 14 & 15, 2015
Winfield, IL
Cadence Health Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

October 22 & 23, 2015(A)
Tampa, FL
BayCare St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
3030 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL

October 26 & 27, 2015
Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL

November 4 & 5, 2015
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ

November 17 & 18, 2015
Danville, PA
Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA

November 23 & 24, 2015
Long Branch, NJ-CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ