Comprehensive Lactation Course

90 hours of lactation education
60 hours of online pre-course work plus 4 days of live instruction
with Marie Biancuzzo RN MS IBCLC

Those who complete this course are eligible to earn their Certified Clinical Lactationist™ credential.


Course Policies

Before registering, read the full brochure to ensure you understand all of the course policies and requirements. Click here to see the Course Brochure & Order Form.

Who Should Attend

This is a "learn it the first time course." It is designed for those planning to sit for the IBLCE Exam for the first time. This course meets the IBLCE's requirement for 90 hours of lactation-specific education, covers the material that will be on the IBLCE exam, and prepares the student for a career as an IBCLC. If you are a re-certifying IBCLC, please consider our exam review courses to prepare you to recertify by exam.

Can't Travel?
Try our All-Online 90-Hour Lactation Education Course.
All 90 hours, all online.


There is approximately 60 hours of homework to complete prior to the live portion of this course. Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail from us with instructions for completing the homework. The homework is completed on our website.


This 90-hour LEAARC-Approved course has also been approved for the following continuing education credits: 90.0 L-CERPs for lactation consultants, 53.6 contact hours for nurses, and 26 CPEs at Level II for dietitians (CDR). The online portion of the course does not need to be completed before arriving for the live portion of the course, but must be completed before credits are awarded. All requirements must be completed prior to the program expiration date (see below). Credits are awarded only upon successful completion of all the written/online homework, attendance at all sessions of the entire 4-day live portion of the course, and only for those participants who sign in each morning and sign out at 4:30 PM each day. Credits will be awarded at 4:30 PM on the final day of the live portion of the course. In accordance with our agreement with our certifying agencies, no partial credit will be given. Plan your travel time accordingly, there are no exceptions

Program Expiration Date

You have until June 30th or December 31st (whichever is later) after the live portion of your course to complete all the course requirements and earn your credits. If you do not exercise your right to earn credits prior to the expiration date, no credits will be given.


Early-bird registration fee: $1199
Regular registration fee: $1299

Use our flexible payment plan and register for just $200 down and get started on your homework immediately! Call us at 703-787-9894 to get started.


Only written cancellations received prior to the cancellation deadline (see brochure) are eligible for a refund; no refunds can be issued after that date. All refunds are subject to a $200 administrative fee and will be issued within 30 days of the receipt of written cancellation. Substitutions are allowed, but please notify our Registrar at 703-787-9894 as soon as possible. In the unlikely event that a program is canceled, Breastfeeding Outlook will refund the registration fee in full, but is not responsible for any travel, hotel, or other costs you may incur.

The Comprehensive Lactation Course covers the following topics as they relate to breastfeeding and lactation:

Analgesia & Anesthesia Anatomy & Physiology
Autoimmune Conditions Basics of Lactational Pharmacokinetics
Biochemistry of Human Milk Breast Pumps & Pumping
Breastfeeding the Older Baby Breastfeeding Twins & Multiples
Cleft Lip & Palate Common Concerns in the First Month
Common Concerns Beyond the First Month Contraindications to Breastfeeding
Counseling and the Feeding Decision Defense Mechanisms and Human Milk
Developmental Milestones Down Syndrome
Environmental Toxins Factors Influencing Success
Feeding Cues, Behaviors and Reflexes Ethical Considerations
Galactogogues HIV and Breastfeeding
Hormones of Lactation Growth, Weight Gain and Weight Loss
Hypoglycemia & Hypothermia Impact of Maternal Intake on Milk
Induced Lactation & Relactation Infant Formula Risks
Infant Nutritional Needs Infections & Diseases
Insufficient Milk Supply Jaundice & Dehydration
Lactation Suppressants Latch & Positioning
Legal Considerations Milk Banking
Nicotine, Alcohol, Illicit Drugs Nipple and Breast Trauma
Nutritional Needs of Mother, Fetus, Infant Nutritional Deficiencies
Postpartum Depression Premature & Sick Infants
Professional Development Psychology, Anthropology & Sociology
Research Study Interpretation Sexuality, Contraceptives, Fertility & Amenorrhea
Shells, Shields, & Other Devices Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

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