Lactation Consultant Training

vergieAre you looking to become a certified lactation consultant? 

We offer a comprehensive online course to prepare for the IBLCE certification exam.

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Baby Friendly Hospitals

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Our 20 hour program can train your staff on the 10 specific steps.

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CERPs & Continuing Education

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We offer a wide variety of online classes to meet your requirements.

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I know I am contributing to this video going viral. .  The marketing of infant formula has hit a new mark.  A video that goes viral, everyone sees it.  That’s not really advertising, is it?  And the maker has a tasteful ad at the end with a link to its FaceBook page.  What could be more welcoming than the FaceBook page for the Sisterhood of Motherhood.   Parent your own way.  Sounds great, doesn’t it? ...
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Important Notice to Our Students

IBLCE February 27 Deadline Certificate Service

If you are applying for the IBLCE 2015 exam, be aware that we will be closing certificate services on Friday, February 27, 2015 at close of business. Please be sure that all of your courses are completed and that you have your completion certificate properly dated by close of business on Friday. The IBLCE deadline is March 2 to apply for the July exam. If you are applying for the extended IBLCE deadline, register for the exam by March 2 and file your Memorandum of Understanding (extension request). You will then have until May 31 to complete your lessons.

New Web Browser Recommendation for iPad and Android

Our updated browser recommendation for those students using an Apple iDevice (iPad, iPhone) or those using an Android phone or tablet is the Puffin browser and it is available here or from your App Store. This browser will deliver a better experience than the Photon web browser for these devices. Choose the paid version.

Check out our newest courses!
'Annual Update 2014' available here.

Learn about the latest research and current trends. Call the office for Group Rates and registration! 443-203-8553

'LBGTQI Community and Breastfeeding' available here.

Explore the unique needs of the LGBTQI community and how the lactation consultant can facilitate successful breastfeeding for these families.

Lactation Education Resources now has available IBLCE Required College Courses online. Click for more information.


About Lactation Education Resources

Our Core Values

We believe that every baby deserves breastmilk.
We believe that every mother deserves an empowering breastfeeding experience.

Our students are motivated to help mothers and babies achieve this goal.

Our training programs provide the education and techniques to train aspiring lactation consultants.

We adhere to the World Health Organization Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

About Lactation Education Resources

Lactation Education Resources provides comprehensive online lactation consultant training for those who wish to become eligible for IBCLC certification. We are dedicated to providing high quality online lactation management training and innovative educational materials for professionals and for new parents online and onsite.

If you are wondering, “how do I become a certified lactation consultant” or you need L-CERPs for IBLCE recertification, we have training programs to meet your needs. Our IBCLC training is taught by more than 20 experienced instructors in a webcast format. Our courses follow the IBLCE exam blueprint. View our Where to Start information for more details.

Our program director is Vergie Hughes RN, MS, IBCLC, FILCA. She has been a lactation consultant for over 25 years, has served on the IBLCE Board of Directors and exam writing committee and has taught classes for both professionals and parents. She has worked in a variety of settings including labor and delivery, post-partum, hospital breastfeeding centers, private practice and milk bank as a clinician, researcher and teacher. She started the first Lactation Consultant Training Program on the East Coast in 1990. To learn more about us, click here.


What Our Students Are Saying

What Our Students Are Saying

What a gift you have given me and such a blessing (you'll never know).  I have thoroughly enjoyed your courses and instructors.  As I told Vergie, I am thrilled to announce I passed my IBCLC test (whoa, what a difficult test!) and I did well to boot!  I studied a lot of different texts and took some classes from my work, but I would have to say your site was the one I used the most, which in turn helped me the most.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!  You're the very best!!!

I am currently working as a Certified Nurse-Midwife providing lactation support and consults on a daily basis. I decided to become a Certified Lactation Consultant and have been diligently working on the 90 hr- course. I would like to commend you for a superior program so far. I am truly quieted and humbled by all the information I did not know. The course is extremely organized and comprehensive. I know I will finish and be a more knowledgeable and prepared clinician. I cannot thank you enough. Gaye Ficarrotta CNM

May I say I am more than impressed with your on line course, great presentations and incredible support. I will highly recommend you to my colleagues.

I just wanted to post to say thank you for the incredibly helpful websites. The women I teach will benefit greatly from the information.

Thanks and hello, Vergie.  I hope that you and yours are well and thriving.  I always get a flash of pleasure when I think of the classes that I took with you.  I hope that you understand the impact that you make on your students, and how much your humanity shines into and inspires your teaching.

I really appreciate all the wonderful resources you provide via links to websites. There is so much information out there, and it helps so much to have some of it vetted by LER. I work in Public Health, so resources in other languages is really valuable. Thanks!

I've just successfully completed the final exam! What a fabulous class! Thanks so much for offering such a convenient and high quality option for obtaining lactation education!