CCLS 95 Hour Professional Lactation Courses

A great step towards becoming a lactation professional!
Two fabulous options: Group Training & NEW Self Study

Do you want to be better able to help your breast/chestfeeding families?

We offer a Clinical and Communication Lactation Specialist, CCLS, certificate for those who complete our course. For most, this certificate is considered a stepping-stone towards certification as an IBCLC and we encourage all of our students to apply for the IBLCE certification exam as soon as they are eligible. Nurses, doulas, dieticians, OTs, PTs, midwives, and other health care providers may find this credential helpful in their work and in finding employment.

Our Group Training and Self Study CCLS courses are comprehensive and designed to cover the aspects of the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. This will help you not only be prepared to offer parents and babies quality breastfeeding support but will also help you to prepare for the IBLCE exam. At this point and time, all of our attendees have passed the IBCLC exam!

These courses are for you if...

You want to get all of your required 95 lactation CERPs in one place including the required 5 communication skills credits

You want access to world famous instructors who work with breastfeeding families everyday

You want the convenience of online learning with the option of connecting with community

You want passionate, knowledgeable instructors who use the latest education methods for effective learning

Some of the topics that will be covered:

Benefits of breastfeeding
Communication skills: Motivational Interviewing
Breast anatomy and development
Biochemistry of breastmilk
Birthing and breastfeeding
Mother and baby assessment
Breastfeeding assessment

When to supplement
Low breastmilk supply
Breast and nipple pain
Ethics in lactation
Communication skills revisited
Working and breastfeeding
Medications and breastfeeding
Nursing older babies

Twins and preterm babies
More clinical practice with breast and nipple pain
Inducing lactation
Milk banking and milk sharing
Tools of the trade
And more...

From a former graduate...

"I found the experience invaluable. The course covers everything from the physiology of breastfeeding to the social and communication skills necessary to help clients through breastfeeding challenges. The learning environment is comfortable and inviting. Barbara’s teaching method is engaging and effective. Thanks to this course, I feel confident in my ability to effectively support clients in their breastfeeding journey."

Amanda, Fall 2020

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Come to our FREE info session 6/28/22 at 7 PM EDT!

Let our founder Barbara Robertson, walk you through the process of becoming a lactation consultant! For more information on this training and how our course is part of becoming a lactation professional, join us for a Zoom meeting on June 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM EDT. Email barbara@bfcaa.com for a meeting invite.

Which is best for you: Group Training or Self Study?

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Refund Policy / Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee will be provided upon request up to 45 days before the In-Person portion of Part 1 of the training begins OR until the time a participant submits at least one assignment for the pre-work section of Part 1 to be graded. To be clear, once a participant has turned in at least one assignment for the Pre-Work section, no matter how many days before the In-Person portion of Part 1 this is, no refunds will be issued. After either of these terms, no refunds will not be issued.

Transfer/Make-Up Policy: Should you need to transfer your registration to another training in the future when it is available, you may do so without penalty up until four weeks before a training begins. Once we are within four weeks of a training, we cannot guarantee you a spot in a future training but will accommodate you IF there is a training scheduled and the training is under-enrolled and we have a spot available for a $75 fee. In this case, you may receive very short notice of a make-up opportunity and should plan accordingly. Illness, family emergencies, last-minute babysitting or transportation challenges, and so on, are not our responsibility but we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your situation.

Attendance Policy. In order to provide you with proof of having completed the CCLS certificate requirements, you will need to attend the course and complete all assignments in their entirety. Should you become ill or otherwise unable to complete a training you have started, the Transfer/Make-Up Policy (above) will apply.