Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Perinatal Programs for Professional Development > Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers
The original Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers was established in 1994. We are proud of the excellent reputation this program has earned in the perinatal community. The program continues to grow, due to the increasing demand from both students and employers throughout BC and Western Canada.
This comprehensive course provides a broad base of breastfeeding and lactation theory, breastfeeding counselling information, plus a variety of observational experiences. A significant component of self-directed learning makes it possible for this program to meet a wide range of educational needs.
Should IBLCE certification be a goal in the next five years, the program provides 97 approved educational hours in order to qualify to write the International Lactation Consultant Exam.
We fully support the breastfeeding recommendations of the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.
For more information or questions please contact:
Faculty of Health Sciences
The required textbook (to be purchased separately), Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher,is available at our David Lam Bookstore. To order online please follow the following link: http://bookstore.douglascollege.ca/
Students might be required to meet the Health Authorities requirements for student placement at a possible extra cost.
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Please check the website starting in June to register for September.