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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.

The course includes: 39 hours of classroom instruction in breastfeeding theory; 38 hours of perinatal observational experiences (documented by journaling); readings from the course text book and selected web sites; a group project assignment and presentation; mid-term and final exams. You will receive a binder of resource materials, including student notes for each class and other course material. This course is offered throughout BC and other provinces, and credits are granted from a number of educational institutes.

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


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.

To register please call Registrar's office at 604-527-5472


Coquitlam, BC

Douglas College, David Lam Campus, 1240 Pinetree Way
Time: 1800 - 2100
Fee: $561 (includes a binder of course/resource materials)

Sep 12,19,26; Oct 3,10,17,24,31; Nov 7,14,21,28; Dec 5, 2017

 CRN 31006


Off Site locations and course fees: 

To register for off site locations please call Registrar's office at 604-527-5472

Victoria, BC 2017
University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Room TBA
Dates: Sept. 9,23, Oct. 7,21, Nov.4, 18, Dec.2, 2017
Fee: $612 (includes a binder of course/resource materials)
CRN 31213 - Cancelled

Kamloops, BC 2017

Thompson Rivers University, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8, Room TBA
Fee: $612  (includes a binder of course/resource materials)
Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28,  Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2017
Time: 1800 - 2100   
CRN 31214
Prince George, BC Winter 2018
Held at the College of New Caledonia, 3330 22 Ave, Prince George, BC V2N 1P8
Dates: TBA  Time: 1800 - 2100 
Fee $612 (includes a binder of course/resource materials)