The program trains doulas and other birth professionals to provide breastfeeding support. Learn the basics and more to empower families to successfully breastfeed.
The breastfeeding specialist certification (BSC) program was designed to combine ongoing continuous emotional and physical support strategies with breastfeeding knowledge and techniques.
Awards 24 contact hours — California Board of Registered Nursing
Pay for full course $395 and save $61
or pay by the module $57 each.
Three steps to complete certification as a breastfeeding specialist.
Take Breastfeeding Specialist Training Course all eight modules.
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Complete required reading.
- Counseling the Nursing Mother, latest edition by Lauwers and Swisher, purchase
- Your Guide to Breastfeeding, by US Department Office of Women’s Health, included
- Breastfeeding Handbook, by Newfoundland and Labrador, included
Document 40 hours of breastfeeding support (virtual support allowed).
Program participants must assist families with breastfeeding providing a minimum of 40 hours of support as part of the steps to complete certification. These hours should include a minimum of two different families or mothers and babies. Participants will track support hours using the online documentation form. This requirement gives students the opportunity to practice their breastfeeding support skills and experience varied situations assisting families.
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