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Certified Lactation Specialist Course

45 CERPs and Nursing CEUs

Counseling the Nursing Mother, 4th edition

LEC recommends Counseling the Nursing Mother 5th Edition, by Lauwers & Swisher (2010, Jones & Bartlett, publishers) prior to attending the course.

Topical Outline

The Certified Lactation Specialist Course is designed for the aspiring lactation consultant or nurses, physicians, midwives, dieticians, breastfeeding assistants or others desirous of improving their knowledge base and skills in working with the breastfeeding dyad. All areas included on the IBLCE exam are addressed. The 5 day course provides the needed number of continuing education in lactation to qualify to sit for the IBLCE exam. Lactation management skills are taught through practical application of scientific principles. The course is continuously updated in response to changes within the profession and the rapidly expanding body of scientific knowledge. Certification as a lactation specialist is achieved through attendance at the entire course, completion of assigned homework and readings during the course, and passing the of the end of course exam on the last day.

This certification is a stepping stone to the IBCLC credential. It is hoped that those who attend this course ultimately go on to become board certified, although that is not a requirement. During this very practical course, participants will be taught how to use appropriate counseling skills, how to teach mothers and families, and most importantly, how to function hands-on as a clinician.

Class times: 8:00 to 5:30 each day. Coffee and tea provided at morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is one hour on your own.

TUITION: $735. Early bird fee: $685 (registration one month or more prior to first day of the course). Four or more attendees attending from same institution – contact LEC for discount information.

LEC's Lactation Specialist Certification Program will be held on the following dates:


2010 Course Schedule
November
1-5

Chicagoland Area

Doubletree Hotel
75 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights IL 60005. 
Phone 847-364-7600 for reservations. 
Room fee for LEC attendees is $119 which is good through October 18, 2010

Make sure you tell them you are with the LEC Certified Lactation Specialist Course.   A full breakfast buffet is provided IF you register with the hotel.

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2011 Course Schedule
February
7-11

Mooresville, NC (near Charlotte)

Hotel to be announced


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March 21-25

Chicagoland Area

Doubletree Hotel
75 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights IL 60005. 
Phone 847-364-7600 for reservations



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Four or more attendees attending from same institution – contact LEC for discount information.

Class times: 8:00 to 5:30 each day. Coffee and tea provided at morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is one hour on your own.

Jan


"I survived the exam. I feel pretty good about it, but I could not have done it without your wonderful preparation. The class in February was extraordinary in its content and clarification of the exam material. All the exam questions were similar to the practice tests you gave us.  I am very relieved to have it behind me, but more relieved that I took your course!!  Thanks a million."

"An excellent interplay of instructors' personality, expertise, practice venues and humor. You all seem to really enjoy what you do."

"I don't know if you keep track of how your students do on the exam but I wanted to let you know. . I am a LLL Leader in Indianapolis . I am happy to report not only did I pass, I got a 88%! I'm sure this had a lot to do with the course! Thanks for everything"

"Very helpful that 3 speakers work in different venues – WIC, hospital, private practice etc.. Great changing speakers like you do."

"Thank you for your very informative and well organized presentations. You are a great trio. I appreciate your sense of humor and willingness to share professional as well as personal stories. I also appreciate the fact that you keep up with the latest research in lactation."

Carol and Jan, April 2007