Breastfeeding Education

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Online Training Course

This unique online course provides education for Registered Nurses, Physicians, Midwives, Physician Assistants, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

PAC/LAC is pleased to offer a negotiated rate for our members. For example, the Individual Registered Nurse course is $125. For PAC/LAC members it is offered for $50.

To register for the following courses please contact Juanita Spears at and mention PAC/LAC to receive the discounted rate.

Healthcare Course for Registered Nurses: $50
15 hours of webcast lessons (video of power point presentation with instructor’s audio) covering the 10 Steps to Breastfeeding Success. At the end of the 15 hours of online training, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
  • Recommend prenatal educational activities to prepare for breastfeeding.
  • Assist mothers in initiating breastfeeding during their hospital or birth center stay.
  • Troubleshoot common breastfeeding problems.
  • Instruct mothers in continued breastfeeding according to the recommendations of the U.S. Surgeon General.
  • Interact successfully with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative assessment team.

Click to read the Course Outline and Course Topics Overview to learn more about this course.


Provider Course for Physicians/Midwives: $35
3 hour training for Physicians, Midwives, Physician Assistants, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) with privileges for labor, delivery, maternity, and nursery/newborn care.

Click to read the Course Outline and Learning Plan to learn more about this course. 


Public Health Course for Public Health Nurses: $20
5 hours of out-patient specific training for public health nurses and others working with families after hospital discharge. Not all facilities will have a need to train staff to work with out-patient families, but for those who do, this will build on the initial 15 hours of training and address long term breastfeeding issues.

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Lactation Education Specialist

Course prepares community health workers and others working to promote health and wellness for families to become lactation educators. This 45-hour course and is approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC). 

Click to read the Lactation Education Specialist Brochure

Lactation Consultant Education 

Course covers the remaining 45 hours of lactation education needed to sit for the IBCLC exam. 

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To learn more please read the Program Information  or email


Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium 

Offers a variety of training courses on breastfeeding, knowledge self-assessment and refresher courses. 

To learn about the courses and pricing please click here. 


Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education 

Courses are aimed to educate physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives and other professionals.

To learn about the courses that are being offered and pricing please click here to visit website.