From Passion to Practice

We provide interactive professional lactation courses with heart that incorporate the educational tools and strategies proven most effective with adult learners.

Our Founders and Teachers
Creators You Know, Creators You Trust


Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC spent 24 years working one-on-one with thousands of nursing families in private practice and via peer support. As an educator, she spent 33 years teaching students of all ages. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Barbara served as the Director of Professional Development for the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association and Contributing Editor for its journal, Clinical Lactation. An IBCLC since 2004, LactaLearning is the culmination of Barbara’s twin passions: adult education and lactation. Barbara’s Master’s degree in Curriculum Development provides the skills and expertise needed to ensure that LactaLearning’s courses exemplify educational best practices.


Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA spent 40 years working with nursing families and their helpers in a wide variety of settings: peer support, private practice, corporate lactation, breast-pump manufacturing, hospitals, and lactation education. An IBCLC since 1991, Nancy’s breastfeeding books for parents and providers are read worldwide. Based on her review of more than 4,000 studies, Nancy’s 2020 comprehensive textbook, Breastfeeding Answers, is used by most lactation training courses. Nancy was in the first group of 16 to be honored for their lifetime contributions to the field of breastfeeding with the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association.

Explore LactaLearning Courses


95-Hour CCLS Professional Courses

For professionals working with breastfeeding families and students who want a single source for all 95 L-CERPs needed to qualify for the IBLCE exam (including the required 5 communication skills credits). At course completion, earn the credential Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist (CCLS). Choose from Group Study or Self-Study formats.


IBCLC Recertification Courses

We've created LactaLearning’s self-study recertification courses with you in mind. They won’t break the bank, and among our options below, you can easily find exactly what you need. How? You can get all 75 required hours in one course or enroll in courses that correspond perfectly to each IBCLC Detailed Content Outline topic area. Even before you enroll, you’ll be able to see just how many CERPs you’ll receive in which topic areas. Easy peasy!


5-Hour E-CERPs Ethics Course

Through self-study, earn the 5-hours of E-CERPs (ethics education) that elevates any lactation specialist, as well as fulfilling one IBCLC recertification requirement. 


5-Hour L-CERPs Motivational Interviewing Course

This powerful communication tool can increase your effectiveness with clients exponentially. Earn 5 L-CERPs when you complete this self-study course.


Being a Detective and a Scientist: A Day of Case Studies (Webinar Series)

It's not too late to be a part of this conference! Watch all the recordings and browse all materials at your leisure on your own schedule.

See Why LactaLearning is Different


Engaging Your Head and Heart

LactaLearning fills a critical need, providing lactation training that is evidence-based AND engaging to both head and heart. Unlike course providers who limit their teaching to the passive learning of endless PowerPoint presentations, LactaLearning incorporates a wide range of dynamic learning tools and strategies proven most effective for adult learners: live interactive discussions, short videos, articles, and posts, infographics, animation, and much more.


For a Better Learning Experience

With 60+ years of clinical lactation experience and 34+ years of curriculum development, our founders, Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC are committed to giving you a better learning experience. Lactation and educational best practices are our top priorities, so you retain more vital information for higher exam scores and more effectively integrate new knowledge and skills into clinical practice.

LactaLearning Book Groups

Improve your clinical knowledge and skills with the authors of some of the top books in the lactation field. Live, interactive discussions are the perfect way to integrate the latest information into your daily practice.  Join a book group as an individual or schedule one for your breastfeeding organization. To learn more, click on a book cover.

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