June 19 2023 8:00 am   through   June 23 2023 5:30 pm
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Phone: 425-602-3378
Full Registration $ 959.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Lactation Educators
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience the public, professionals and others interested in childbirth vocations
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In-person, five-day core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care for anyone who works with new mothers and their newborns; or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). You’ll learn to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. See below the topics that will be discussed over a period of five days. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask requirements. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361. This training will take place, June 19-23, 2023, Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:30pm. Cost $959.

The Curriculum

  • Talking to Pregnant Women about Feeding their Babies: Breastfeeding Promotion
  • Culture: Belief or Best Practice or Both?
  • Prenatal Assessment for Breastfeeding: What to Look for in the Physical Exam
  • The Wonders of Human Milk: Why Breastmilk and Breastfeeding Matter
  • Human Milk and the Development of the Immune System: Consequences of Formula Feeding
  • Getting Families Started Breastfeeding: Evidence-Based Care
  • Position and Attachment for First Feedings: Evidence or Opinion?
  • Normal Breastfeeding Patterns and Growth and Development: The Baby 0-3 Months Old
  • The Anatomy and Hormones of Milk Production: The Influence of Early Care
  • Challenging Feedings: Good Problem Solving
  • Early Clinical Challenges: Nipple Pain Beyond Physiologic Nipple and Breast Infection
  • Common Questions about Nutrition During Lactation
  • Caring For Babies Who are Born Early: Breastfeeding the Preterm, Very Preterm Infant
  • Common Questions about Medications During Lactation
  • The Late Preterm and "Supposedly" Term Infant: Now Official "Early Term" Somewhere Between Term & Preterm Infants
  • Tools and Techniques of the Trade
  • Non-Infectious Mastitis: Engorgement, Plugged Ducts Chronic Inflammation
  • Safe Sleep and the Conflict with Biology and Culture
  • Growth and Development: 3-6 Months Old
  • Caring for the Infant with Hyperbilirubinemia: What Role Does Breastfeeding Play?
  • Insufficient Milk Volumes & Slow Gaining Infants: Is it Intake or Supply? (3 hours)
  • Relationships in the Breastfeeding Family
  • Breastfeeding Women Who Return to Work: Describe Some of the Challenges of Breastfeeding and Working Outside the Home
  • Breastfeeding Six Months and Beyond: The Biologic End of Breastfeeding

All Topics from the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline, Technical Reports & Studies are covered.

Modules Learning Objectives are available at: http://www.evergreenperinataleducation.com/upload/Foundation%200Objectives.pdf.

Recommended Reading

There are many excellent reference books available. If you wish to purchase books before the course, we can recommend starting with one of the following:

  • Breastfeeding and Human Lactation 6th Edition by Karen Wambach and Becky Spencer
  • Breastfeeding Answers 2020 by Nancy Mohrbacher
  • Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession 6th Edition by Ruth Lawrence, MD and Robert Lawrence, MD (this book is very "medical" in its writing and message)


  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Provider Number: CLT108-4 - 45 CERPs (43L & 2E)
  • Instructional hours in topics on IBLCE Detailed Content Outline - 45 Hours             
  • California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number: CEP 14127 (RNs Only) - 45 Contact Hours
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration CPE Hours, Category II, Provider Number: EV001 - 45 CPE Hours (Expires: May 31, 2024)

All Evergreen Perinatal Education LLC courses follow the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline. And Evergreen Perinatal Education has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) as a CERP provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE®’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.



Instructor: The Simkin Center Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care workshop is led by board-certified lactation consultants:

Molly Pessl BSN, IBCLC and faculty

Contact Us:
Call us at (425) 602-3361