Lactation Medicine Programme

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. 

Our Lactation Medicine Programme has been approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC).  Our Centre is also a long-term provider with IBLCE for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs).  For more information about LEAARC accreditation please visit


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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