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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:

CE/Perinatal Program

Faculty of Health Sciences

Tel: 604-777-6531

Email: ce_perinatal@douglascollege.ca

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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.

  • Is IBCLC certification your goal?Interested in the Breastfeeding for Healthcare Providers course?
  • Looking to grow your breastfeeding knowledge?
  • For personal or professional development?
  • Is time or logistics an issue?

  1. Study the theory online from home, at a time that is convenient for you
  2. Only 3 face-to-face class room days
  3. 97 hours of LEAARC approved education
  4. 38 hours of observational experience
  5. And you are done!

 Please email:  ce_perinatal@douglascollege.ca

 Subject Line:   BCHP Hybrid - Your Name - Your City - Waitlist Request

 Please check the website starting in June to register for September.