Breastfeeding Answers Virtual Book Group

Join our virtual Breastfeeding Answers 2nd Edition book group and engage with like-minded breastfeeding enthusiasts.


Contact us if you would like to schedule a private session for your area or to be put on our waiting list for a public group.

For this group, we will be using Zoom Meeting and Thinkific, an online learning platform. When you register you will get an invitation to join us on Thinkific, an easy-to-use, online learning program. You will see the required reading listed for each of our ten sessions and meetings.

Summary of L-CERPs by IBCLC DCO Section
7.5 L-CERPs: Section I: Development and Nutrition
4.0 L-CERPs: Section II: Physiology and Endocrinology
7.5 L-CERPs: Section III: Pathology
4.5 L-CERPs: Section IV: Pharmacology and Toxicology
3.0 L-CERPs: Section V: Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology
7.5 L-CERPs: Section VI: Techniques
2.0 L-CERPs: Section VII: Clinical Skills
36 L-CERPs Total

Costs- We are happy to meet with you to determine what this would cost for your group

Schedule for Mid-West Region

Session 1: Wednesday, April 24, 10-Noon EDT
Session 2: Wednesday, May 1, 10-Noon EDT
Session 3: Wednesday, May 15, 10-Noon EDT
Session 4: Wednesday, May 22, 10-Noon EDT
Session 5: Wednesday, May 29, 10-Noon EDT
Session 6: Wednesday, June 12, 10-Noon EDT
Session 7: Wednesday, June 26, 10-Noon EDT
Session 8: Wednesday, July 10, 10-Noon EDT
Session 9: Wednesday, July 17, 10-Noon EDT
Session 10: Wednesday, July 24, 10-Noon EDT


Do you struggle with...

Keeping up with the latest research?
Knowing what the best plan of action might be?
Knowing the best ways to help remedy these situations?
Sharing information about which professionals to refer to?
Identifying exactly what to try next?
Explaining which alternative ways of feeding babies might be best?

This virtual book group is for you.

For this virtual book group you will need:

  1. The 2020 copy of Breastfeeding Answers, 2nd Edition. The 1st edition (or earlier!) will not do. So much has changed in these past years.
  2. A decent computer (phones don't work as well for this type of meeting)
  3. To be tech-savvy and familiar with Zoom meetings
  4. About 4 hours per session (30-40 hours total) to read on average 80-100 pages, participate in or listen to our recorded Zoom meeting of the discussion with Q and A, and if you want CERPs, complete the quiz for each session.

What is a book group?

A book group is where a group of like-minded people gets together after having read the same materials. Usually, they get together (often with a glass of wine) but during COVID groups are meeting virtually. This group can then have an informed discussion about those materials. Usually, the author of the book does not attend the meetings. The power of a book group is the collective knowledge, experience, and perspectives of its members. Each person's voice needs to be heard to form questions for discussion and to be able to analyze the materials.

We are honored to have the author Nancy Mohrbacher join us for ALL 10 sessions.


Rules of Engagement for Questions

The Right - And Wrong - Way To Ask A Question

Remember that this book group is a group to expand our knowledge on the latest clinical practice and research on breastfeeding. This is not a time to give a specific scenario and get a plan of what to do for that family or yourself. We will answer one question per person and take as many questions as possible during our time together.

We’ve discovered that there are two ways to ask a question. The first way is to ask a question that relates to a concept, strategy or idea shared in the book group and frame it in a way where the answer can benefit the entire group. This method gets two thumbs up and wild cheers from everyone.

The other way is more self-serving. It’s when you ask a question that’s so specific to you and not connected to the curriculum, that it’s hard for anyone else to relate or get value.

This kind of question gets a sad face from us, and especially from your fellow students.

The moral of the story is, of course, to ask a question in a way that serves both you and our entire community.

There are a few ground rules here. Start with your full name and where you’re from. Please keep your questions as concise as possible. If we need more details or backstory, she’ll let you know.

It’s our intention that this time together will bring you incredible clarity, inspiration and motivation. Not to mention some as-close-to-in-person-as-possible fun! We know it’s a virtual program but we feel so connected to this community and we are passionately committed to helping you become more knowledgeable about how to help more nursing families.

Refund Policy / Terms & Conditions

Cancellation and Refund Policy: There are no refunds for this course.

Make-Up Policy: You will have 60 days after the live sessions are finished to complete the course. If you are not able to complete the course by the deadline, reach out to us to request an extension for a fee. Illness, family emergencies, and so on, are not our responsibility but we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your situation.

Completion Policy. In order to provide you with proof of having completed the L-CERP and certificate requirements, you will need to complete all assignments and quizzes in their entirety. Should you become unable to complete a training you have started, the Make-Up Policy (above) will apply.

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