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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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2014 Dates & Locations
(A) = Airport Accessible

November 4 & 5, 2014
Long Branch, NJ -CLOSED-
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ

November 6 & 7, 2014(A)
Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL

November 20 & 21, 2014(A)
Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 South 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA

December 9 & 10, 2014
Plainsboro, NJ
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
1 Plainsboro Rd.
Plainsboro, NJ

2015 Dates & Locations
(A) = Airport Accessible

January 24 & 25, 2015
West Islip, NY
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
1000 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY

February 4 & 5, 2015
Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ

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

March 11 & 12, 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 St.
Pittsburgh, PA

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

March 31 & April 1, 2015
Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

September 9 & 10, 2015
Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Ave.
Long Branch, NJ

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

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

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