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The Douglas College Hybrid Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers 400 provides comprehensive information in breastfeeding counseling and lactation theory. This course's curriculum has been revised to incorporate the latest evidence-based information in lactation theory. It offers the tools needed to help students support, counsel and empower families to reach their breastfeeding goals throughout their feeding trajectory. With the guidance of an IBCLC as their instructor, students will learn how to manage common breastfeeding concerns and challenges and develop a well-rounded and evidence-informed understanding of current optimal infant feeding practices.
In addition to the interactive online component, this course includes 3 mandatory face-to-face classes where students will practice and apply what they have learned during the interactive lectures. Participants will also attend various clinical observational experiences as a way to consolidate their learning by observing the application of theory to practice in real life settings.
Upon successful completion of all course components with a 70% grade or higher students will receive a Douglas College Certificate of Completion with 97 Lactation-Education-Hours to sit the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants Exam. It is the student’s responsibility to verify if they meet the requirements to write the exam. This course is also an approved Douglas College Nursing Elective and at other educational institutions throughout Canada (student to verify with own educational institution).
The course’s curriculum focus is directed toward former, practicing or current health care fields or health care provider students. Therefore, a good understanding of basic medical terminology and biology are required to be successful in the course.
The BCHP 400 curriculum focuses in former or practicing health care provider workers or students ie: Nurses, Doulas, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Dentists, etc. This course assumes that that the student has a good foundation in anatomy and physiology and evidence-based theory. Students must have a good understanding of basic medical terminology and biology to be successful in the course. This course requires significant student dedication and involvement as it is also expected that students attend breastfeeding observational experiences at different locations.
In addition to serving as a Nursing Elective at various educational institutions, this course prepares students to write the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Exam. However, if you are looking for a basic-moderate breastfeeding course, we recommend our popular 20 Hour Breastfeeding Foundations Course.
20 Hour Breastfeeding
Notification of withdrawal and/or refund request, 3 business days prior to the beginning of classes, minus $15 processing fee. NO exceptions and no refunds will be granted after the above stated timelines. If 30% of the course has gone by with no participation, will be graded as a UN.
Textbook: Riordan, J. and Wambach, K. (2015). Breastfeeding and human lactation. Sudbury (5th edition). Mississauga, ON. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Available online or through our Douglas College library (physical copies only). The book is also available via e-book from a variety of online bookstores.
Course Fee: $925.00
To register call 604-527-5472
Kelowna - Start Dec 10, Webinar Dec 15, Face to face classes are Jan 19, Feb 23 and Mar 16.
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