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Independent Study 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:
-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.

Course Content
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
-Medications
-Lactation gadgets
-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."

Tuition Cost
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.

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:
$315.00 per person (discount only applies when preregistered and prepaid together).

Only one discount can be applied.

Refunds
No refund issued after course material sent.

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


Independent Home Study - Breastfeeding Counselor / Lactation Educator Course for Nurses
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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