Advanced Lactation Consultant

Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice:

Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) and Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification

The Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice – Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification Program is accredited by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.

Upcoming Dates

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Contact Hours: RNs: 45; RDs: 34; CLCs: 45 Contact Hours; IBCLCs: 39L and 6E CERPs; College Credits: 3, MCH 431
This interactive course provides IBCLCs and CLCs with the opportunity to earn advanced certification in lactation management while verifying the insight, knowledge and skills essential to the development and implementation of management strategies for complex problems related to breastfeeding and human lactation. Participants will examine cases, and develop management strategies using knowledge of psychology, sociology, infant development, gender studies, professional interrelations and ethics. Purpose, Objectives and Criteria for Successful Course Completion are available here.

Who should attend?
Nurses, lactation consultants and counselors, midwives, physicians, doulas, childbirth educators, volunteer breastfeeding helpers, speech/language/occupational therapists WIC breastfeeding and nutrition staff.

"Last year I attended the ALC course and this was a great way to test competency within the field of lactation, seeing mothers with tricky situations and problems that needed in depth questioning, rationalizing and plan of care actions. This is the first time I was given the opportunity to use my skills in a settling that tested my competency as an IBCLC. I feel like this was a great way to test the skill set of a lactation counselor. It was different that the usual sitting through a lecture for CERPS, it put you in the drivers seat. Lecture type competencies are good for keeping abreast on new research and continuing education, but they do not let you use your skill set to help a client in need."
- TL, IBCLC

Pre-requisite:
For Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant Certification: A current RN license and either a Healthy Children CLC or an IBCLC.
For Advanced Lactation Consultant Certification: Successful completion of the Healthy Children course Maternal Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation and either a Healthy Children CLC or an IBCLC.

Click to download the Advanced Issues in Lactation Practice flyer and registration form.