50-hour LCE Self-Study Course
Lactation Counselor and Educator

This 50 hour professional lactation training focuses on the clinical and communication skills needed to help nursing families. It includes Motivational Interviewing, how to best communicate with our clients for effective interactions.

This virtual, self-study course consists of half of the Detailed Content Outline that dictates the skills needed to become an IBCLC. It can serve as a stand-alone credential, part of the required 95 hours of lactation education needed to become an IBCLC or continuing lactation education.

This course uses an online learning system, Thinkific, and live Zoom Meetings. The participants will be covering 13 Sections of the detailed content outline and one assignment. Short quizzes follow each section. A final evaluation will finish this training.

The goal of the course is to be able to take the theoretical clinical knowledge and be able to apply these skills to the actual work with families.

This course has been approved for 45 L-CERPs including 5 hours of communication skills.

Liz2

Cost: $595

Breakdown of Detailed Content Outline:

I + II: 6.5 CERPs
III: 11 CERPs
IV: 7 CERPs
V: 10 CERPs
VI: 11 CERPs
VII: 22 CERPs

What does it mean to be a certified LCE?

Certification guarantees that the person has:

  • Completed a top-quality professional training program, focused on lactation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated competency regarding core relevant knowledge through an assignment and 13 quizzes.
  • Agreed to abide by a defined Scope of Practice for an LCE (see below)

Certification Requirements

  • Complete 50-hour training course, focused on lactation and communication skills
    • Review and study all lessons and turn in assignment of self-paced pre-work components
    • Pass 13 quizzes to show knowledge and understanding
  • Agree to Abide by the LCE Scope of Practice
Recert-7-ethics

Recertification

In order to maintain your LCE credential, you may choose any of these options within 5 years of your initial certification and subsequent recertification dates:

  1. Retake the LCE course
  2. Earn 25 L- or E-CERPs, and pay fee of $75 (include your proof of certs completed)
  3. Gain CCLS credential through LactaLearning (Send us your IBCLC number upon initial certification. If you do not maintain IBCLC status, you may use either of the above options to recertify as an LCE)
  4. Gain IBCLC credential

LCE Scope of Practice based upon the Breastfeeding Scope of Practice by WIC Staff Level Three. LCEs may help with:

  • Latching and positioning
  • Flat or inverted nipples
  • Alternative feeding devices
  • Engorgement
  • Plugged ducts
  • Weaning
  • Maintaining ongoing milk supply
  • Multiples
  • Supplemental feedings
  • Informal milk sharing
  • Bottle feeding
  • Pacifier use
  • Reflux
  • Abrupt weaning
  • Inadequate weight gain
  • Preterm babies over 34 weeks gestation
  • Weight gain issues
  • Providing medication information from Hale's Medications and Mother's Milk
  • Supporting a baby with infant thrush
  • Supporting a baby with allergies
  • Supporting a baby with food intolerances
  • Supporting a baby with lactose overload
  • Supporting lactation with diabetes, thyroid conditions, pituitary dysfunction, being overweight, nursing while pregnant, and HIV/AIDs
  • Supporting a baby with jaundice
  • Referring to health care provider for persistent nipple pain not resolved with latching and positioning help
  • Referring to health care provider and help with mastitis

"I can't even begin to share how helpful and well put together this course was. The LCE course covers a wide breadth of topics in breastfeeding and does it well between pre-work, live lectures and guests the course also covers breastfeeding from some different perspectives. There were plenty of opportunities to ask questions during the course and the facilitators encouraged group discussion in breakout rooms. Overall fantastic course!!!"

Tonya, 2022

WIC Senior Peer Counselor Training

Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC has developed a new 3 day training for WIC staff!

This training is designed to provide WIC Peer Counselors more information and experience in the areas of:

  1. The benefits of breastfeeding
  2. Motivational Interviewing- Communication skills
  3. Ethics- The role and responsibility of the WIC Peer Counselor
  4. How to establish an effective breastfeeding class and support group
  5. Assessing and breastfeeding mother and baby
  6. Mentoring of WIC Peer Counselors
  7. Identify barriers and finding solutions to breastfeeding problems
  8. A new look at latching and positioning
  9. Working and breastfeeding
  10. Working within WIC Peer Counselor Scope of Practice

LactaLearning Book Groups

Increase your staff’s clinical knowledge and skills via live interactive Zoom sessions with the authors of some of the top books in the lactation field. Our book groups are the perfect way to integrate the latest information into daily practice.

Depending on group size, options for WIC staff include:

  • Schedule a book group for WIC staff entirely from your state
  • To share costs, schedule a book group for WIC staff from several states
  • Enroll WIC staff as individuals in a previously scheduled book group for lactation supporters in a variety of settings

Time commitment and number of CERPs vary by book. For details, click on a book cover below.

Depending on group size, options for WIC staff include:

  • Schedule a book group for WIC staff entirely from your state
  • To share costs, schedule a book group for WIC staff from several states
  • Enroll WIC staff as individuals in a previously scheduled book group for lactation supporters in a variety of settings

Time commitment and number of CERPs vary by book. For details, click on a book cover below.

Recert-1

Motivational Interviewing for WIC Peer Counselors

What you will get from this program 

  • 5 E-CERPs
  • Fulfills the Lactation Education requirement for Becoming an IBCLC
  • The communication skills needed to actually with breastfeeding families
  • Is tailored for WIC Peer Counselors to be better equipped to work with their clients
  • Convenience of online learning combined with the community of live Zoom work
  • Experience of working with real breastfeeding families
  • Practice utilizing Motivational Interviewing using common scenarios for the daily work of WIC Peer Counselors
  • Access to support materials
  • Passionate, knowledgeable instructors who use the latest education methods for effective learning
  • 10 L-CERPs including 5 hour of Communication Skills
ScreenShotofPacedBottleFeeding

Description of program

  • 5 hours of Pre-work to be completed before the day of live 7 Hour Zoom or In-person Training. Then a 1.5 hours of a culminating assignment.
  • A short quiz at the end of the program
  • An evaluation to be completed at the end of the program

Improving Equity and Inclusion for the Field of Lactation

What you will get from this program 

  • 10 CERPs
  • An understanding of equity issues that face WIC staff each day including race, gender, and sexual orientation
  • A deep understanding of how lack of equity impacts our communities
  • Ideas for how to improve inclusion of marginalized groups in their communities
  • Live experiences with families from different back grounds sharing their experiences
  • Activities design to help participates examine, challenge, and shift their own implicit biases
  • Access to support materials
  • Inclusive, passionate, knowledgeable instructors who use the latest education methods for effective learning
  • This highly interactive program is hosted by Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC and Christine Stancle, CLC
  • 5 L-CERPs and 5 E-CERPs
Bottles

Description of program

  • 5 hours of Pre-work to be completed before the day of live 7 Hour Zoom or In-person Training.
  • Finally, a 1.5 hours of a culminating assignment that will need to be submitted to our online learning system
  • A short quiz at the end of the program
  • An evaluation to be completed at the end of the program
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop