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By now, you probably know that newborns are astonishingly capable when it comes to initiating breastfeeding. Videos of minutes-old babies making their way onto a parent’s chest, then using hands and mouth to explore, find a nipple, and latch on are some of the most moving images we see during our lactation education journeys. But what happens to those innate behaviors, reflexes, and sequences when birth interventions are added to the picture? The answer turns out to be, quite a lot. Research shows that interventions during labor and delivery can significantly impair these first feeding behaviors in ways that really matter. When early initiation is missed or doesn’t go well, that loss can have serious implications for early weight loss, pare...
Ninety-five hours of lactation-specific education … in some ways, it’s the heart and soul of your preparation for the IBCLC exam. Your ability to answer the 175 questions you face in the exam will depend in large part on what you learn during this part of your training. Welcome back to Goals 2021, a blog series where we examine the steps on the journey to IBCLC certification, so you can figure out which ones make sense for you to take this year. In this post, we’ll talk about ways to get your 95 hours of lactation-specific education. Angela Love-Zaranka, BA, IBCLC, RLC, Program Director at Lactation Education Resources (LER), served on the IBLCE Board from 2006 to 2012 and sat on IBLCE committees until 2015. She has seen every aspect of the...

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What Students Are Saying

  • I am so pleased with how prepared I felt taking the IBLCE exam on Monday, 10/1. It is, in no small part, due to the excellent material in your Lactation Consultant Training Program (Enriched). Thank you!

  • I've really enjoyed this course and have learned a lot, and I am already putting it to use in my daily practice as a midwife. I'll definitely recommend it to others.

  • Thanks...this had been a truly wonderful program and I have learned much more than I expected.

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  • I love the course offerings and can’t wait to do more. They are so varied and interesting!!!!! Melissa

  • I really enjoyed your online class and case studies. I will definitely suggest this class to others.

  • I just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the course, I'm finding it fascinating, and am recommending it to other nurses and midwives at my new job.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • I did enjoy all of the course. It was the most helpful of ALL the courses that I studied. LER will be my only recommendation if I am asked.

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