Support and educate breastfeeding families throughout the normal course of breastfeeding.
Get convenient online training AND learn essential, hands-on skills.
Learn lactation management basics by combining 38 hours of online education with an on-site clinical day in Charlottesville, VA in partnership with the University of Virginia.
Learn the essentials of supporting the normal course of lactation
Get the skills you need if you are new to lactation support. The clinical day includes anatomy of a consultation, alternative feeding methods and case studies. Our experienced instructors will provide you with the skills to deepen your confidence in supporting breastfeeding families.
The Breastfeeding Specialist Certificate is awarded at the completion of this course, which includes the online and in-person offerings and a skills evaluation.
Learn from experienced lactation providers and expert teachers
LER’s online instructors are carefully selected for their experience in their area of speciality.
We are proud to have instructors from diverse educational and professional backgrounds. As active professionals, they provide front line, up-to-date insights. Learn more here
LER’s on-site instructors bring more than 60 years of combined experience providing lactation support and education.
Considering becoming an IBCLC?
This 45-hour hybrid course can be paired with our online Lactation Consultant Training Program Core Phase II [link to program] to provide the additional 45 hours needed to qualify for the IBLCE certification exam.
Convenient Hybrid Format
Once you register, you will receive access to 38 hours of online training. Your registration will also reserve your seat in our on-site training at:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Quayle Learning Center
Battle Building UVA
1204 W. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Free parking available at the 11th St Garage
Enter the Battle Building from Level C
The textbook Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, 5th Ed is required, and is sold separately.
LER is trusted by more than 10,000 students and health care facilities around the globe.
Important deadlines and details:
August 8th last day to register