Lactation Consultation Program

Birthingway’s Lactation Consultation Program prbfc_webovides students with classroom and clinical experience in preparation for work as a professional Lactation Consultant. Students are trained within the biodynamic model, emphasizing physiological processes and low intervention care.

Birthingway does not offer online courses.

The 2016 application is now live! Lactation Program Admissions Process

Our Goal

Graduates of Birthingway’s Lactation Consultation Program will:

  • have basic competency in providing biodynamic care.
  • be able to use compassionate communication and empathy, and identify feelings and needs.
  • be prepared to be internationally certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).
  • have the opportunity to earn an associate degree.

Greetings from Stacey, our Lactation Consultation Program Coordinator!

Stacey_webIn a recent search for Pathway 2 programs, I discovered that while some programs offer the 90-hour required lactation specific education required to apply to become an IBCLC, Birthingway offers over 900+hours of education. With this vastly different knowledge base, with rigorous curriculum in both theory and in skill, our Pathway 2 graduates leave here feeling totally prepared to sit, and pass, the IBLCE exam and to start working immediately as a private consultant if they so chose. Our Breastfeeding Center is one of a kind in this country- offering students to opportunity to serve mothers and babies locally (both in-clinic and at home visits) and not-for-profit. Our ALC program continues to push the envelope and raise the bar of awareness for out-of-hospital, non-RN based IBCLC’s.

As a graduate and now practicing IBCLC, I welcome any and all questions about our Pathway 2 program. I can speak first hand to the experience as a student here and also help support your individual path to follow your passion of working with moms and babies within the breastfeeding relationship.