Lactation Exam Review

A live 2-day seminar to prepare you to recertify by exam

December 7-12 Only
Use Our Payment Plan to register for the Lactation Exam Review

  • Make three easy, equal payments in December, January, and February.
  • Select your location, then call us at 703-787-9894 during business hours (Mon-Fri 9 am to 4 pm EST) to set up your payment plan.

Prepare for the IBLCE exam with two exciting, information-packed days with Marie Biancuzzo, internationally known speaker, author and clinical expert. 

We are so confident of the value of this course that we offer a money-back guarantee. That’s right! If  you don’t pass the IBLCE exam, we’ll refund you 100%. This course will help you to: 

  • tackle tough topics that have given past candidates difficulty.
  • review pertinent facts and principles related to all categories of the IBLCE's Detailed Content Outline.
  • enjoy an interactive and responsive learning environment.
  • learn effective test-taking strategies, discuss evidence-based practices for breastfeeding management
  • brush up on your recognition of clinical conditions, and
  • get an individualized analysis of your strengths and weaknesses with a mock exam during the course.

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Schedule of Courses

(Click here to see the Course Brochure & Order Form)

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Date Early-Bird
Site Details
Lewisville TX (Dallas) Feb 4‑5, 2019 Jan 7 Jan 21 Coming Soon
Airport Location Atlanta GA Feb 11‑12, 2019 Jan 14 Jan 28 Coming Soon
Lowell MA (Boston) Aug 29‑30, 2019 Aug 1 Aug 15 Coming Soon
Woodbridge NJ (NYC) Aug 21‑22, 2019 Jul 24 Aug 7 Coming Soon
Airport Location - Indicates seminar site is an airport location.

Target Audience/Eligibility   Goals & Objectives   Content Highlights   Methods   Evaluation   Faculty   Credits & Expiration   Pricing   Course Policies

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Current IBCLCs who are recertifying by exam.
  • First-time exam candidates who have already completed one comprehensive 90-hour lactation education program and wish to review.

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

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Goals & Objectives


To enable first-time candidates and certified lactation consultants who have already completed a comprehensive course to pass the IBLCE Exam.


  • Define terminology and describe fundamental facts associated with anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology, immunology, technology, techniques, pathology, legal/ethic, growth/development, counseling, public health, and research as related to breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Describe the fetal, infant, and maternal anatomy, physiology and endocrinology as related to clinical management of breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Describe the structure and function of organic molecules, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and other components of human milk.
  • Within a cultural context, make recommendations to enhance the nutritional status of the childbearing woman and her fetus/child.
  • Explain the functional organization of the immune system, host defense mechanisms, and clinical disorders of the immune system as related to human milk and its role in protecting against or fighting off disease.
  • Recognize clinical manifestations of and management implications for pathological conditions associated with breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Recognize factors that influence the risk of adverse effects to the breastfeeding infant during maternal drug or herbal therapy.
  • Explain to parents why environmental contaminants may or may not be toxic to the breastfed infant.
  • Briefly review principles related to counseling, the parenting role, the adoptive experience, and employment as they related to breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Describe normal growth parameters and appropriate developmental milestones for newborns, infants, and toddlers.
  • Given short snippets from real research studies, translate the “researchese” into meaningful information within the clinical setting.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical implications for persons who carry the IBCLC credential.
  • Identify, select, and correctly use technology to promote the use of breastfeeding and human milk (including donor milk).
  • Describe the proper techniques for achieving proper infant latch, and how to express, store and save the mother’s own milk.
  • Discuss national and international public health initiatives and their implications for implementation in the community.

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Content Highlights

The Lactation Exam Review includes:

  • A mock exam during the course, with on-the-spot, individualized analysis of your strengths and weaknesses in each exam category
  • A detailed course syllabus (350+ pages) and interactive presentation
  • Approximately 12 hours of pre-course online study materials that remain accessible in your account for continued study up to and immediately after the exam dates.
  • Money-back guarantee -- you will pass the exam, or your registration is free! (Limitations apply - see policy for details)

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There is approximately 12 hours of review to be completed outside of the classroom, we call this the homework. Ideally, this work should be completed prior to attending the live classroom sessions. If necessary, this work can be completed in conjunction with or after the live sessions but no certificate will be awarded until all work is completed. Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail from us with instructions for completing the homework, which is completed on our website. Learning methods include:

  • Online videos and audiocasts
  • Paper-and-pencil exercises
  • Independent reading
  • Use of case scenarios
  • Multiple-choice exam-type questions
  • Live instruction

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  • Post-Test
  • Written Responses

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Marie Biancuzzo, RN MS CCL IBCLC
Education Director
Breastfeeding Outlook
Click here to read more about Marie.

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Credits & Program Expiration

Credits & Accreditation

This program for 25.0 L-CERPs has been approved by Breastfeeding Outlook (Provider # CLT108-22) which is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

This program provides 25.0 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline, and has been approved by Breastfeeding Outlook (Provider # CLT108-22) which is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15628, for 19.0 contact hours, accepted in all states in the United States.

Breastfeeding Outlook is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 12 CPEUs at Level II for completion of this activity.

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After purchasing this course, you will have until the April 15th or October 15th (whichever is later) after the start date of 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: $449
Regular registration fee: $499

To register, click on the location you wish to attend in the schedule listing at the top of this page or click this link to see all available options.

Course Policies


Only written cancellations received prior to the cancellation deadline (see schedule above) are eligible for a refund; no refunds can be issued after that date. All refunds are subject to a $100 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.

Click here to read more of our 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.

Course Requirements

Credits are awarded only upon successful completion of all the written and online homework, attendance at all sessions of the entire 2-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.

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.

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.

See our Frequenty Asked Questions about this course.

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