Breastfeeding Educator Certification

Exceeds IBCLC Lactation Education Requirements 

Breastfeeding Educator Certification (BEC) Human Milk Feeding Certification assists families with breastfeeding and nourishing their infant with confidence and pride! 

Breastfeeding Educator Certification Outline

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Want to help families? This is the program for you.

You will be a qualified breastfeeding consultant when you complete the Breastfeeding Educator Certification (BEC) program. Consult with families, teach, support, and educate on breastfeeding and related issues and policies. This program exceeds the IBCLE education guidelines.

3-Monthly Payments of $235.00


What will I learn?

Course Requirements:

  • Complete all online activities.
  • Read all required reading materials.
  • Attend local breastfeeding organizations in your local community.
  • Work for clients in your community.
  • Complete activities to help you assist families.
  • Final Exam for Certification and IBCLC Prep.

400+ hour educational program.

You will have access to over 40 educational lectures. The classroom lectures are from scientists, educators, IBCLCs, inclusive course materials, nursing position guides, updates, relevant supportive resources, etc. We also have great bonuses like flashcard templates to help you prep for IBCLC, our nursing position e-book, and much more.

Just the tip of what you will learn

  • Learn to assist parents postpartum.
  • The importance of a BEC
  • How to support with latching, plugged ducts, mastitis, pumping, and general lactation issues.
  • Breast anatomy and physiology- hormones, anatomical structure, physiology.
  • Nutrition for the infant and nursing parent.
  • Benefits of human milk feeding for parents, infants, and the community.
  • Examination and care techniques, structures, positioning, and tools to assist clients.
  • Attend local breastfeeding meetings and learn about regional breastfeeding options.
  • The importance of breastfeeding support for families, parental health, and infant health.
  • Nutritional aspects of nursing and the importance of social health
  • Support breastfeeding/chestfeeding normalcy
  • Support and education for parents who are having issues with lactation
  • Supporting the NICU family.
  • Universal precautions, and so much more.
  • Professional Scope of Practice


Breastfeeding Educator Certification


Client Care

Learn to care for clients and their infant feeding needs with compassionate and supportive care.

  • Ethics
  • Clinical Observations
  • Client and Clinical Confidentiality



Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding

  • Anatomy of Lactation
  • Physiology of Lactation
  • Hormonal Influences of Lactation
  • Infant Oral Anatomy and
  • Development
  • Sucking Skills
  • Human Milk Ejection Reflex
  • Human Milk Composition
  • Immunological Benefits of Human Milk
  • Lactation Biology
  • Mammary Gland Structure
  • Mammary Gland Development

Terminology and Practice Information

  • Terminology and Practice Information
  • BEC Documentation
  • Universal Precautions

Initiating Feedings

  • Initiating Feedings
  • Breastfeeding/chestfeeding Multiples
  • What is Chestfeeding?
  • Breast/Top Surgery
  • Positioning and Latch
  • Breast Pumps and Manual Expression and Milk Storage
  • How to Choose a Breast Pump
  • Breast Milk: How to Pump Breastmilk and Storage
  • Breastfeeding Resources and Organizations

Post Birth Recovery

  • Post Birth Recovery
  • Engorgement
  • Plugged or Blocked Ducts
  • Thrush/ Candida and Nursing
  • Mastitis
  • Lactational Abscess
  • Benefits of Placental Encapsulation


  • Nutrition for the Nursing Parent

  • Nutritional Guidelines

  • Growth Charts

Medications and Nursing

  • Medications and Nursing
  • Safety and Considerations
  • Medicine Classifications for Lactation and what they mean.
  • Medication Resources


  • Partners and the World Around Us and its Effects on Nursing

  • History of Lactation
  • Disparities in Nursing
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in Breastfeeding
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • LGBTQIA+ Family Support
  • Heath Disparities in Populations

When Nursing Fails

  • When nursing fails.
  • Supporting Clients
  • Offering Support in All Forms

Infant and Parental Health

  • Infant and Parent Health Concerns
  • Epigenetic Effects on Human Breastfeeding Resource


  • Breast/ Chest Related Problems
  • Anomalies and Variations
  • Common Issues like: Nipple Variations, Plugged Ducts, Mastitis, Abscess, Dermatoses, Candidiasis
    Milk Blister, Mammoplasty, Surgery, Lumps Galactoceles, Bleeding from the Breast/Chest Tissue, Breast Cancer, Fibrocystic Changes
  • Tongue, Lip, and Buccal Ties
  • Weaning

Counseling Skills and Business

  • Counseling Skills and Business
  • Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Running a business
  • What you need to get started on the right track.
  • Small Business Taxes


What Our Students Say

I loved that I was able to go at my own pace. I also liked what was put in a way that I could fully understand. I also liked the diversity in the reading material. I wouldn’t change a thing!

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A. Carter

Breastfeeding Educator Graduate

I love how prepared I feel to help others on their breastfeeding journey. While taking the class, I was able to help several friends, coworkers, and clients to latch and enjoy their breastfeeding experience. I felt confident in my abilities and learned a tremendous amount. This program has encouraged me to become an IBCLC.

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Latisha Suitte

Breastfeeding Educator Graduate

The course was very comprehensive and covered a wide spectrum of relevant topics. I liked the videos and also found the required textbooks very good and well-written.

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Inghild Rumpf

Breastfeeding Educator Graduate

I loved that it was so thorough and self-paced.

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Jaime Mackey

Breastfeeding Educator Graduate

I loved all the handouts and extra information.

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Nicole Santana

Breastfeeding Educator Graduate

The course is continuously updated in response to changes within the profession and the rapidly expanding scientific knowledge body.

Are you a doula, postpartum doula, nurse, or allied health professional? Please email us for an enrollment coupon, so we can help you to support families.
In addition, are you serving a population affected by health disparities? If so, please email us a partial scholarship. All fees are in USD.

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Enroll now and begin your journey as a professional birth worker.

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