Training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
This is a face-to-face in depth lactation specific training course, facilitated by an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC. The course will enable participants to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. The course will reflect the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline. The 12 day course will be held over 8/9 months every year during 6 x 2 day sessions each of 7 hrs duration. The course will commence in Sept/Oct each year and end in June. Each day of the course is "Stand-alone" so individual sessions can be completed over a number of years and in any order until you have completed the whole.
Who should attend this course?
Individuals who want preparation for becoming a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Midwives, PHN's or Paediatric, Neonatal, Practice nurses working with mother/baby dyads
Obstetricians, or GP's, or any Health Care professional involved in the routine early care of newborns
Breastfeeding Counsellors, La Leche League leaders updating skills or knowledge
IBCLC's seeking CERPS or exam preparation for re-certification.
Information on the course:
The 12 study days are linked and are held from 9am to 5.30 pm with a break for lunch.
Study days combine lecture, practical skills demonstration and practice, videos, discussions, role-plays and games
Each topic will clearly link theory to practice and there will be lots of variety in both method and content.
Individual days can be booked but priority will be given to those who wish to book the whole course. (see list of days below)
Catch up on any missed days in subsequent years.
Babes in arms are welcome, however the venue is not suitable for mobile babies. Please also note that if your baby is distracting you then it is likely they are also distracting others, so if your baby cries or needs to be attended to quietly then feel free to step outside for a few minutes.
At the end of each day there will be a short questions session to assist recall, understanding and application.
There will be time allocated to the exploration of the use of reflective journaling to assist ongoing learning
The days outlined below will be subject to change in both content and order but show a rough outline of each days learning.