Independent Study Breastfeeding Counselor
"Breastfeeding: Basics and Beyond"
-working with lactating women
-interested in obtaining accurate, evidence-based and current information about lactation
-preparing to become a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC)
-preparing to become a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)
Course Requirements to receive CE credit:
-must complete required readings in the textbook provided by PCE, Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, 3rd Edition (2013) by ILCA
-must view video clips on CD
provided by PCE
-must complete study modules within 6 months of receiving them
In order to enroll in this program, candidates must submit a completed application along with the program fee. PCE supplies program manual, textbook and study modules.
This program follows the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative outline and covers relevant, research-based topics such as:
-The role of the healthcare professional
-Anatomy and physiology of the breast
-Latch on and suck assessment
-Guidelines for the first week
-Nutritional needs of the nursing dyad
-Management of common problems
-Special needs such as prematurity, multiples, cleft lip/palate, neurological problems, relactation
-Empowering women and their infants
Continuing Education Credits
Successful candidates receive 16 contact hours. "Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13154 for 16 contact hours."
The independent study prep course is $325.00 which includes program book, textbook, videos and study modules.
PCE Member Price: $305.00.
Please note: Prep course does not include certification exam.
Certification exams can be taken in your area with your own proctor. Call PCE at 888-344-9972 for details.
Click here for
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:
$315.00 per person (discount only applies when preregistered and prepaid together).
Only one discount can be applied.
No refund issued after course material sent.
Click here to register
Click here to download
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
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