Need CERPs? Sitting the IBLCE Exam? Want professional development points?
Health e-Learning specializes in providing courses for professional development for Lactation Consultants and health professionals, and exam preparation courses for International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam candidates.
Our courses provide the highest standard of evidence-based education at a time and place that suits you.
- start immediately after you enroll, anytime
- study online at times that suit you
- share knowledge and experience with our highly qualified online tutors and hundreds of students from around the world who are studying with you
- collect your Certificate, with educational points included, immediately you pass the course
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The BreastEd series is comprised of 10 unique courses, each dealing with a specific area or period of relevance to the breastfeeding mother and her infant. Together these courses provide a comprehensive study program in lactation and breastfeeding and provide 120 hours of lactation education.
The aim of this program is to provide students with a comprehensive direction of study that will prepare them for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners' (IBLCE) examination, while giving them the knowledge and confidence to become competent professionals in the field of lactation.
By developing and delivering this program online, a secondary aim is to provide a high quality study program accessible to students who, by preference or necessity, find the unlimited 12-month access to course content, tutoring and peer support best suits their needs.
The BreastEd series has been approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC), which recognizes comprehensiveness and quality in lactation programs, and is the standard recommended for all programs of study for future Lactation Consultants.
The BreastEd series meets and exceeds the lactation-specific education prerequisite for those students preparing for the IBLCE examination to become a Lactation Consultant.
Enroll into the BreastEd Series in one transaction and have access to the whole program and tutors for a full 12 months. Alternatively, each course may be enrolled into individually for a one-month per course enrollment period, cumulative as you add each new course.
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- BE01: Breastmilk: Composition and Function
- BE02: Anatomy and Physiology of the Lactating Breast
- BE03: Positioning and Latch of the Baby to the Breast
- BE04: Breastfeeding Initiation and the First Week
- BE05: Communication and Education
- BE06: Breastmilk, Breastfeeding & the Preterm Baby
- BE07: Breastfeeding After the First Week
- BE08: Breastmilk, Lactation and Medications
- BE09: Other Factors Affecting the Breastfeeding Dyad
- BE10: Evolution of Breastfeeding as a Public Health Issue
Lactation Exam Practice comprises a series of multiple choice questions designed to simulate the style of questions candidates of the IBLCE Examination will face. The questions cover the topics examined by IBLCE. This practice exam is an integral part of the final preparations for future IBCLCs and recertifying IBCLCs.
The courses in this series give a basic introduction to their subject matter.
Medical Terminology will meet the IBLCE exam prerequisite for those requiring this subject.
Child Development will refresh your memory of this subject. Note that this will not meet the IBLCE exam prerequisite of a semester-length course in this subject for first-time exam candidates.
The cost of each course is $US42.
Advanced Practice Series are short 4-5 hour courses on a range of lactation topics. These courses have been reviewed for accuracy and relevance by leading lactation professionals and academics.
This series examines specialist topics or advanced knowledge and are ideal for extending your knowledge.
Each course is worth approximately 4 to 5 CERPs after you complete a simple quiz online at the end of the course.
Ethics for Lactation Consultants introduces students to the theories of ethics, and give them a thorough understanding of their responsibilities in relation to the IBLCE Code of Ethics and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (WHO Code). It is accredited to provide 5 ECERPs.
Experts-in-Lactation Lectures are recorded presentations on a range of lactation topics by Lactation Professionals from around the world. The easy format lets you watch and listen as though you were in a lecture, then repeat the lecture as many times as you wish during your enrollment period.
All the lectures will award CERPs for Lactation Consultants and you will have access to the recording for one week from the time you enroll.
Each lecture costs USD$25 for one week access
Please note: The lectures use Adobe Flash technology - Apple devices such as the iPad or iPhone do not support Flash and you would not be able to view them using these devices.
- XL46: Louise Dumas: Baby-Friendly Initiative: Why Bother?
- XL45: Louise Dumas: Skin-To-Skin For All Mothers And Term Babies At Birth
- XL44: Ewa Andersson: Group-Based Antenatal Care versus Standard Care
- XL43: Ewa Andersson: Transition into Fatherhood: A Time of Risk for Mental Illness
- XL42: Cathy Fetherston: Understanding Mastitis, Current knowledge and new perspectives
- XL41: Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett: A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers
- XL40: Dr Jane Morton. Baby-Friendly Bedside Care of Low and High Risk Infants
- XL39: Dr Jane Morton - Game-changing Research about Breastmilk Expression. Early hand expressing and hands-on pumping.
- XL38: Liz Crowe: Cry Baby - Grief And Loss And The Lactating Mother
- XL37: Janine Stockdale: MAP-ing Women's Motivation And Succeed To Sustaining Breastfeeding
- XL35: Yvette Sheehy: Breastfeeding Premature Infants
- XL34: Edith Kernerman: Mammary Constriction Syndrome And PEC Massage
- XL33: Lisa Marasco: Thinking Outside The Box: Alternative therapies for milk supply issues
- XL32: Diane Wiessinger: Watch Your Language
- XL31: Catherine Watson-Genna: Facilitating Infant Competence: Hand Use During Latch
- XL30: Fiona Giles: Breastfeeding for Fun and Pleasure
- XL28: Nils Bergman: Infant feeding frequency: proposal based on available evidence and neuroscience
- XL27: Diana West: Breastfeeding after Cosmetic Breast Surgery
- XL26: Catherine Watson-Genna: Infant Oral Assessment for Breastfeeding Helpers
- XL25: Lisa Marasco: Playing Detective: Assessing for insufficient milk supply.
- XL19: Marsha Walker: Stemming the Tide of Supplementation
- XL16: Martin Ward-Platt: Neonatal Hypoglycaemia - Evidence and Recommendations
- XL15: Lawrence Gartner: Bilirubin Management and Implications for Breastfeeding