Early bird pricing through 10/31/21
We offer on-demand continuing education modules where you can earn CERPs and nursing CEUs while learning about lactation, infant feeding, nutrition, maternal and parental health, building your business, and ethical private practice.
Equity, inclusivity, and anti-racism are embedded into all of our continuing education offerings. These important values are not just an afterthought but integrated into the lessons as core pillars so you can better serve your families and their children with understanding, empathy, and professionalism.
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Approved for 4.5 CERPs/pending CPEUsClinical Complexities 1: Milk Production and Supply (4.5 L-CERPs)
Approved for 4.5 CERPs/pending CPEUsClinical Complexities 2: Infant Development (4.5 L-CERPs)
Approved for 5 CERPs/pending CPEUsClinical Complexities 4: Expanding the Circle of Care (5 CERPs + CEUs pending)
Approved for 5 CERPs/pending CPEUsClinical Complexities 5: Supporting Families (5 CERPs + CEUs pending)
Approved for 4.5 CERPs/pending CPEUsClinical Complexities: Ethics (LPPEC Track 5)
Approved for 5.5 CERPs/pending CPEUs
“I am so grateful to have found LPPEC right at the beginning of my business journey! Between the courses and the toolkit, I have everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) I could need to have a successful set up, launch, and marketing strategy from day one. I have learned so much not only about the business side of things but have furthered my education in the lactation field! Thank you to all of the amazing trainers and experts for creating such a comprehensive course. Thank you Annie for filling such a huge gap for us in the lactation private practice field!!” -Jessi Sletten, CLCClinical Complexities 3: The Hardest Cases (5.5 CERPs + CEUs pending)
Get all of the clinical complexities courses listed above for a discounted price!
What exactly happens during a consultation? You may know clinically what you need to do, but what happens when you walk in someone’s house and the baby is crying? How do you remove the awkwardness? How should the consultation flow? This course will show you how to plan ahead, create a structure for your consults–and be flexible in the moment.
“This short course was packed full of practical and helpful information to help both new and experienced IBCLCs structure and manage a private practice consult.” -Meridith Lohse, IBCLC
Contains “Expanding your Practice: Hiring Clinicians and Support Staff” worth 2 CERPs/CEUs and a bonus recording of a live session about strategies for creating a vision for your group practice and effectively communicating it to your team. Taught by Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC and Leah Jolly IBCLC of the Lactation Business Coaching podcast.
2 E-CERPs + 2 CEUs
If you have ever wanted to improve the way you interact with the families you support as a lactation consultant, this session will give you techniques, insight, skills and practice for elevating your work relationships through communication. Taught by Jen Deshaies IBCLC, you’ll first get an understanding of communication fundamentals and then deep dive into how self-awareness lays the groundwork for your interactions with clients and colleagues.
Includes a 90 page interactive workbook for maximum implementation
Approved for 6.5 CERPs + 6.5 CEUs + 6.5 CPEUs
“I thoroughly enjoyed Jen’s communication module. Not only was it clear and easy to follow along, the content really prompted me to dig deeper, without feeling on the defense. Which is how we should be with our clients. This is an amazing resource in a time where virtual consults are becoming the norm.” -Nichelle Clark IBCLC, CBS
“Jen’s course on communication will not only help you better communicate as a private practice IBCLC, it will help you communicate with every one around you with peace, empathy, and a greater understanding.” -Lauren Fisher, BSW, IBCLC
“Certain skills that I would not otherwise be able to out into words or necessarily teach were presented in a clear, concise, and creative way. It was very captivating.” -Brittany Smith, IBCLC
Whether you are out-of-network or in-network, understanding how insurance coverage for lactation works can make a big difference for you and your clients. In this 3-hour course, taught by lactation insurance expert Donna Sinnott, BBA, IBCLC, you’ll learn what you need to know to maximize what your clients get reimbursed and what you can get paid for lactation services.
Approved for 3.5 CERPs + 3.5 Nursing CEUs
“Donna is highly entertaining and makes billing and coding an approachable subject that is way less intimidating by the time you are done listening to her pearls of wisdom.” -Catherine Belonogoff IBCLC
“This course was amazing! Donna’s tongue-in-cheek approach to the dry and overwhelmingly cumbersome aspects of coding and billing made this course both enjoyable and understandable.” -Barbara Zimmermann RN BSN IBCLC
“Made me less fearful of insurance, loved the way it was presented!” -Sirin Dogan RN, IBCLCInsurance and Lactation Private Practice (3 L-CERPs + 0.5 E-CERPs + 3.5 CEUs)
In this course, you will learn about the basics of the immune system and how it develops, the immunological components in human milk, and how breastfeeding is theorized to protect against the development of chronic disease. Includes a live session on Human Milk Storage: What Happens to the Immune Components? Taught by Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC.
6 CERPs + CEUs/CPEUs pending
This 1-hour session provides updated information about the evidence in relation to COVID and breastfeeding. There will be specific emphasis on any literature about the vaccination. This presentation will fill the gap of knowledge about COVID by providing an updated overview of all emerging literature over the past year. Taught by Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC.
Understanding and Treating Mammary Hypoplasia in Private Practice
Hosted by Kristin Cavuto LCSW IBCLC, you’ll learn clinical strategies for working with clients with possible insufficient glandular tissue. You’ll leave with clinical and communications skills to empower families to create sustainable goals and find joy in the journey.
“This training should be mandatory for all IBCLCs.”—Mary Unangst, IBCLC
“Prior to beginning this course, I truthfully was a bit fearful of having a patient with IGT, as I felt under prepared to help them. I was unsure how to address IGT in a way that emotional supported the parents while ensuring the infant was adequately nourished. This course helped me build confidence in this topic and actually helped me re-think what it means to be a successful supporter of IGT!” -Alli Thomas, BSN, RN, IBCLC.
How do you provide effective support without going outside of your scope or causing harm or trauma? You may encounter a pregnant or postpartum client who is struggling with a mental health issue and feel lost trying to provide support and resources for them.
Learn how to screen, counsel, and refer new families struggling with mental health so you’re confidently prepared to be a source of support and resource when needed.
Approved for 4 R-CERPs, 4 CPEUs, 4 ICEA contact hours + 4 Nursing CEUs
“Kristin’s class was so beneficial to me as a seasoned IBCLC.” -Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC
“I absolutely would recommend this course to others! We owe it to our clients who are sharing their stories with us.” -Cathryn Teasdale RN IBCLC
“Any time I’ve heard Kristin Cavuto speak, I walk away with SO much new information. Unlike other presentations which are sometimes a lot of fluff or ‘things we’ve all heard before’, Kristin packs in a depth of knowledge that does deep. I always appreciate her constant reminders on bias and cultural understanding.” -Allyson Murphy, IBCLCMental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider (4 R-CERPs + 4 CEUs + 4 CPEUs)
7 lectures covering neurodiversity, anti-racism, inclusivity, decolonization, bias.
10% of gross proceeds will be donated to the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation.
Approved for 7.5 CERPs + 7.5 CEUs + available inside the 4 tracks of the Lactation Private Practice Essential Course
1.25 L-CERP + 1.25 CEUs taught by Rachel O’Brien, MA, IBCLC, RLC
Stop seeing virtual visits as “better than nothing” and learn how virtual visits can empower families and be more effective than meeting in person! Learn how to set up your platform, protect privacy, and prepare parents for a virtual lactation consult. Learn how to assess for oral function without using your own hands, effective follow up, and workflow strategies.Let’s Get Digital (Let me See Your Baby Balk): Virtual Consult Strategies (1.25 L-CERP + 1.25 CEUs)
1 L-CERP + 1 CEU taught by Rachel O’Brien, MA, IBCLC, RLC
So few of us get to spend time with other private practice IBCLCs before we start our own businesses. How do you make sure you have what you need to help families during a consult? What’s essential, and what is just extra plastic taking up space in your office or visit bag? Should you have formula on hand? What about scales? Based on Rachel’s popular blog series for IBCLCs.The Right Stuff: Selecting Tools and Supplies for Home & Office Consults (1 L-CERP + 1 CEU)