Breastfeeding Professional Development

Fundamentals of Breastfeeding: an 18 Hour Course

The training will provide basic knowledge on composition of human milk, physiology of milk production, maternal and infant assessment, latch on and positioning, normal breastfeeding, documentation, counseling skills, breastfeeding challenges, milk supply issues, medication concerns and promotion of breastfeeding.

Location and Dates of 2022 Training:
To be announced. Dates will be in late summer 2022.

For information about a prerequisite course for the IBLCE Exam Prep course or information about courses needed to qualify as a Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic, contact Lisa Schlientz at

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Lactation Education Training–IBCLC Prep Course

This course will provide prospective lactation consultants, other health professionals and community lactation supporters with lactation and breastfeeding information that is practical, current and evidence-based. This course will prepare attendees to sit for the IBLCE exam and provide 45 hours of the required lactation specific education. Priority will be given to those sitting for the IBCLC exam in 2024-2025.

Training date and location:
Virtual Training: 2023 location and date to be determined.

Please direct any questions regarding the training to Lisa Schlientz at 573-751-6468 or

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