Grow Our Own | Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course

Sponsored by: LEAARC, California WIC, Riverside University Health System, California WIC Association, and Loving Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

Dates: April 8, 2021 - November 2021 (Every other Wednesday)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST (1 hour lunch break)

Course fee: $1,650

Register at CA WIC Association: Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant Prep Course (

  • Earn 105 hours of lactation specific education necessary to sit for the IBCLCexam.
  • IBLCE requires 95 hours to qualify for the examProvider approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing (pending),CEP 13623 for 90 contact hours.
The Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course meets thefollowing requirements:

Joint Commission Core Measures for Perinatal Care US BreastfeedingCompetencies Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Training RD Re-certification CEU’s (90) Our Course is Approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation andApproval Review Committee.

  • Grow Our Own will provide:A notebook and textbook - Core Curriculum forInterdisciplinary Lactation Care.
  • Students will need to purchase:The Comprehensive LC Exam Review, onAmazon it can be purchased in a digital format.

CWA is piloting scholarship support for lactation professional education. Our pilot will utilize the Grow Our Own IBCLC program for this year.  
For the 2021 Grow Our Own class, CWA has limited funds to fully support up to 3 WIC staff with these situations:
  • Their agency would not be financially able to cover their registration fee and the fee is a hardship for the individual and as a consequence the individual would not be able to attend or
  • They are a Peer Counselor who is on the pathway to become an IBCLC.
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For GOO training contact:Kayellen Young IBCLC, CD(DONA)

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