Lactation Medicine Courses and Pathway Programmes for Lactation Consultant Training
For more information about our Pathway 1 and Pathway 3 Lactation Medicine Programme options please see our Prospective Students Page. For online lactation medicine training please see our E-learning page. If you have completed our classroom or online courses you may be eligible to apply for Clinical Training.
See our Graduates page for a list of our previous graduates
cbe is responsible for the educational and training programmes at the International Breastfeeding Centre (ibc), which is situated in Toronto, Canada. Our faculty consists of a multi-disciplinary team including guest lecturers who are specialized in their respective areas of lactation medicine.
The Lactation Medicine Programme is comprehensive as it includes a didactic learning component and a practical component (the critical element of the programme) that fosters a unique level of competency when caring for the breastfeeding dyad. The practical component of the programme is held at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic.
- To raise and uphold consistent standards in the study, teaching, and practice of lactation medicine and to encourage and expect continuing education, solid research, and standards of excellence in clinical practice
- To promote public and professional awareness of the importance of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as an integral part of the healthcare team
- To promote the profession of the IBCLC
- To be an internationally respected and critically acclaimed centre of excellence in the study and teaching of lactation medicine, and the practice of breastfeeding management and support
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