Continuing Education for Lactation Consultants

As Lactation Consultants, it’s important for us to stay up to date on the latest research, best practices, and global perspectives. Not only are we empowered with new skills, but we can directly see the impact on our clients breastfeeding outcomes. Providing lactation continuing education since 2007, GOLD Learning is the largest online resource for breastfeeding education professionals. The packages below have been curated through our GOLD Lactation Online Conferences, individual webinars and through partnerships with Lactation Associations and Organizations.

The following online presentations are accredited for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) and are applicable for recertification towards your International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC's), Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) & Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) credentials. The type of online IBCLC CERPs can be identified by hovering over the "details" link. Lectures will be designated L-CERPs, E-CERPs and R-CERPs. GOLD Learning has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by the IBLCE - Approval #CLT114-07.

Viewing Time: When purchasing multiple packages at the same time, the viewing time becomes cumulative!

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$75.00 USD

Infant Suck Lecture Pack

How do tongue-tie and lip-tie affect an infant's ability to suck? Does releasing the ties really make a difference? What about other structural issues such as those that might be caused by the birth process? What recommendations can we make to parents who are struggling with a baby who can't feed effectively? This special add-on package is full of new research and strategies from leading clinicians and researchers. Perfect for health care providers who are looking to expand their knowledge about the growing body of research on tongue and lip-tie, and other structural issues that can have a profound impact on an infant's sucking skills and body as a whole.

Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
Structure and Function: Causes and Possible Long Term Consequences
Infant Frenotomy for the Clinician
Organization of tongue movements before and after frenotomy for posterior tongue-tie: an Ultrasound analysis
Biomechanics of milk extraction during breast-feeding
Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L, CIMI, CST, NBCR, RYT 200
TummyTime!™ : A Therapeutic Strategy for Parents and Babies
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 30/06/2015
CERP: 5
L-CERP: 5
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$10.00 USD

Therapeutic Breast Massage

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Breast pain is one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, blebs and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.
The purpose of this presentation is to enhance knowledge of TBML techniques for relieving discomfort caused by engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis in lactating women and learn how to empower breastfeeding mothers to use these techniques as well. This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

Ann Witt, MD, FABM
Therapeutic Breast Massage
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Background, Best Practice, and What You Can Do

In any emergency, infants and young children are particularly vulnerable. Providing appropriate aid is vital to ensure that children have the best chance of surviving. This presentation will describe why infants and young children are at increased risk during times of crisis and outline how aid can support, or sometimes undermine the health of infants and young children. Detail on instruments to support appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies will be provided, along with information to assist participants in advocating for appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies in their context.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Infant and young child feeding in emergencies: Background, best practice, and what you can do
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1.25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1.25
L-CERP: 1.25
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$45.00 USD

GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations 2017

Originally held as live webinars, the recordings are now available to be accessed online. It was an exciting day for our delegates who had the opportunity to delve deeper into case studies and new discoveries, and expand their knowledge and clinical skills. Kay Hoover will be asking you to put your detective hat on as she presents some unusual case studies, Barbara Wilson-Clay will be providing an in depth look at newborn assessment (an essential skill!) and Jane Morton will be sharing her wisdom and looking at the impact of teaching hand expression in the first hour as a way to prevent breastfeeding challenges.

Free to GOLD Learning Delegates with Alumni Status - Do you have Alumni status? As a special thank you to our past participants that have attended 5 or more Conferences, you are invited to attend with a complimentary registration. Add this package to your cart and follow the check out process. When prompted, login with your GOLD Learning associated email address and on the final step, the discount will be automatically applied. A separate invitation email will also be sent to our Alumni Status Delegates. Not sure if you're elgible, check your Alumni Status here.

GOLD Annual Members: Please note that GOLD Annual Membership is not the same thing as having Alumni Status. You will still be able to enjoy a 10% discount from your registration fee!

Jane A. Morton, MD; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
First Touch, First Food, First Hour …in a mother’s hands
Kay Hoover, MEd, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
Advanced Breastfeeding Case Reports
Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSEd, IBCLC, FILCA
Looking Closely at The Baby
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 31/10/2016
CERP: 3
L-CERP: 3
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$0.00 USD

Unraveling the Mysteries of Human Milk: The Fascinating Role of Neohormones, Epigenetics, the Microbiome and More!

In celebration of IBCLC day, we're thrilled to offer this free presentation from one of our most popular speakers, Laurel Wilson. This an exciting time and the recent explosion of new research is providing a new look at the complexities of breastfeeding and human milk that we are only just starting to understand. As IBCLCs we are on the front lines of helping to translate this new knowledge into something meaningful for the families we care for. Join us for Laurel's talk titled, "Unraveling the Mysteries of Human Milk: The Fascinating Role of Neohormones, Epigenetics, the Microbiome and More!" to gain insight into some of the newest scientific discoveries about human milk.

Webinar recording now available.

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE
Unraveling the Mysteries of Human Milk: The Fascinating Role of Neohormones, Epigenetics, the Microbiome and More!
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 04/01/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

Check your “Blind” Spot, The Crisis We Are Not Talking About: Transforming Color Blindness to Racial Equity

We deepen understanding of false conceptual assumptions that define racial equity by critiquing standards of organizational operations. Strengthening awareness to lactation providers by defining and determining key terms which identifies structural racism and reduces superficial outcomes. By alternating racial equity from a “hot topic” to systemic revolution to deconstruct barriers by challenging these assumptions by concepts. Identifying standards that ensure transformation and shift gears from idealist views on racial equity to strategies to promote impactful solutions. Reevaluating promises to actions which Increases understanding of racial equity through policies, practices and procedures. Empowering audience to determine their baseline and understanding of racial equity to build compacity to their ability to morph from ally to accomplice. Giving guidelines, theories and concepts to build an organizational framework to develop and implement plans to incorporate into practices. Despite a growing interest to being sympathetic to racial equity efforts, this learning environment will improve understanding of systems of racism which impact health outcomes. Giving the learners the ability to examining concrete approaches to advancing racial equity.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2018 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Felisha Floyd, BS, CLC, IBCLC
Check your “Blind” Spot, The Crisis We Are Not Talking About: Transforming Color Blindness to Racial Equity
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/07/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
CNE: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$10.00 USD

Using Breastmilk to Study Breast Cancer Risk

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Following this session, participants will be able to describe the relationship between breast cancer and breastfeeding, critique literature in the field, and assess how changing demographics and culture may impact breast cancer rates.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

Using Breastmilk to Study Breast Cancer Risk
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

Preventing the Plunge: Why the First 2 Weeks are Crucial for Breastfeeding Duration

The majority of women begin breastfeeding at birth. Within the first 6 weeks, however, breastfeeding rates fall dramatically. To help women hang in with breastfeeding beyond the first weeks, we must first understand why they struggle. Learn what the research is saying and what you can do in your practice to help women meet their breastfeeding goals. IBCLC's who specialize in the early weeks of breastfeeding will share case examples based on over 20 years of working with breastfeeding families.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Cindy Leclerc, RN IBCLC
Jana Stockham, RN IBCLC
Preventing the Plunge: Why the First 2 Weeks are Crucial for Breastfeeding Duration.
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

When Breast Isn't Best: Challenges and Opportunities In Breastfeeding for Sexual Abuse Survivors

The benefits of breastfeeding are well known. Less known is how pervasive and long-lasting the effects of sexual abuse can be. As many as 1 in 3 women are survivors of contact sexual abuse. And, unfortunately, sexual abuse is rarely over when it's over.

Most new parents state that they want to at least "try" breastfeeding. And yet everyone knows someone for whom breastfeeding "didn't work". While informed care can sometimes help families stick with breastfeeding, even well-intended support can be triggering. Providers who deal with new families must have a working knowledge of sexual abuse as well as a trauma-informed approach in order to effectively support breastfeeding families. Learn how abuse can impact ability and desire to breastfeed, red flags that could indicate a history of sexual abuse and practical tools to support all families in a sensitive way.

This lecture was originally offered as part of the GOLD Lactation Conference 2018.

When Breast Isn't Best: Challenges and Opportunities In Breastfeeding for Sexual Abuse Survivors
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 21/11/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
CNE: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$15.00 USD

Herbal and Pharmaceutical Galactogogues Use During Breastfeeding

Sources of information for prescription and nonprescription galactogogue use during breastfeeding will be presented and reviewed. Potential adverse effects in children of mothers who are breastfeeding and taking galactogogue medications will be reviewed and discussed. Various herbals that are used as galactogogues will be identified. Using the material presented, healthcare professionals will be able to counsel mothers who are breastfeeding and taking or will take galactogogue products (prescription, over-the counter, herbal, and complimentary).

Dr. Frank Nice, RPh, DPA,CPHP
Herbal and Pharmaceutical Galactogogues Use During Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/11/2015
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
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$15.00 USD

The Ties that Bind- or Don't

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Ankyloglossia in a breastfeeding infant may prevent the infant from latching well, and from achieving the proper suction and peristaltic motion needed to extract and move milk to the back of the mouth. This program will include a review by a pediatrician of the challenges and controversies in diagnosis and management of ankyloglossia. An ENT will discuss his experiences with the condition and what he describes as the unfavorable triad, which puts a mother-infant dyad at risk of having more problems with ankyloglossia and breastfeeding. A dentist will discuss his experiences with both tongue and lip tie.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

Dana Silver, MD, FAAP, FABM
The Ties that Bind- or Don't
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

A Community of Breastfeeding

This presentation provides clear and concise methods for maternal-­‐child-­‐health professionals and home visiting programs to become active supporters of breastfeeding families. The information shared is both for the novice and the experienced. Learn ways to build partnerships, improve advocacy and set organizational policies that are supportive of increased breastfeeding rates.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

A Community of Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$15.00 USD

The Science and Significance of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care

Kathleen discusses the most up-to-date current evidence regarding human milk and breastfeeding in neonatal intensive care and the all-important transition to breastfeeding for those families who wish to breastfeed, with appropriate and adequate community follow-up for all families expressing milk and breastfeeding, which is all too often forgotten or ignored.

Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
The Science and Significance of Human Milk and Breastfeeding in Neonatal Intensive Care
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/08/2016
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$170.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Tongue-tie Symposium 2019

Welcome to the GOLD Learning Tongue-tie Symposium 2019. Last year's symposium was so popular that we've added more presentations! This year we're offering 10 speakers and lectures. As our understanding of oral restrictions grows there's always something new to learn!

Learn about assessment, the impact of tongue-tie from birth through adolescence, how to provide lactation care when revision isn't part of the plan, suck rehabilitation after frenotomy and the big picture of caring for families struggling with a tongue-tied infant.

Also, dive deeper with a look at how to identify and treat the compensatory mechanics of suck after revision, the impact of tongue-tie on the myofascial system and primitive reflex integration, tongue-tie and it's impact on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, the impact on orofacial myofunctional development and a look at infant frenotomy and pain.

We're excited to have you join us for amazing presentations that will leave you feeling more confident and armed with clinical skills that you can put into practice right away to help the families in your care. This program is approved for 10 CERPs (7 L-CERPs, 3 R-CERPs), CMEs and Dietetic CPEUs.

Register Today - Recordings now Online!


Group Registration: Receive additional discounts when you register a group of 10 or more. Contact us at team@goldlearning.com to learn more or submit your group.

Treating Tongue-Tie From Birth Through Adolescence: The Far Reaching Impact of a Tiny String
Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE
Lactation Skills for Supporting Dyads with Oral Restrictions
Lisa Urich Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT
Foundations of TOTS Assessment: Anatomy, Appearance, and Function
Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC, C/NDT, CLC
A Sensory Motor Approach to Neuromuscular Re-Education Post Frenotomy
Tamara Hawkins, RN, FNP, IBCLC, LCCE, CHHC
Baby Shark Do’s, Don'ts, Decisions, and Dilemmas. Creating a Supportive Lactation Care Plan for a Family with Tethered Oral Tissues.
Brandi Benson, DC, CACCP
All Tied Up: Tongue Tie Beyond the Mouth
Effath Yasmin, MA, HDSE, CLEC(USA), IBCLC, BCST(ICSB-SWISS)
Rethinking Surgical Tools - Infant Frenotomy & Pain
Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, BSN, IBCLC
The Compensatory Mechanics of Suck for Babies with Oral Tethering: How to Identify and Treat after Revision
The Impact of Tongue-Tie on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
Marjan Jones, BDSc (Hons) UQ, BSc Melb
Tongue Tie and Orofacial Myofunctional Development
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 06/06/2019
CERP: 10
L-CERP: 7
R-CERP: 3
CME: 10
Dietetics CEU: 10
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$15.00 USD

Love Makes A Family: Supporting LGBTQIA and Gender Non-Conforming Families

As lactation professionals and supporters, we will encounter LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming families in health care settings, private visits and support groups. Deepen your knowledge of the unique needs of queer, trans and gender-non conforming parents during lactation. This session allows participants to explore our awareness, ask questions in a safe space and develop the tools to meet all families where they are.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2018 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Love Makes A Family: Supporting LGBTQIA+ and Gender Non-Conforming Families
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 09/07/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
CNE: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$10.00 USD

Continuing Evidence on the Benefits of Breastfeeding and Implementation Challenges

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture will cover the following:

  • MDGs and progress
  • Risk factors & Epidemiology
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Evidence–based strategies; what works?
  • Breastfeeding within SDGs

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.

Continuing Evidence on the Benefits of Breastfeeding and Implementation Challenges
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

RAYNAUDS: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Raynauds is an illusive condition that tends to be confused with other conditions, misdiagnosed, and consequently rarely treated--causing the breastfeeding dyad to suffer. This program provides a review of the symptoms, medical and lactation resources, and clinical applications that facilitate most the effective treatment/comfort for the patient.

This lecture was originally offered at our 2017 GOLD Lactation Conference.

Debbie Albert, PhD, BSN, IBCLC
RAYNAUDS: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 25/06/2019
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$75.00 USD

Changing Outcomes for Breastfeeding Families Lecture Pack

This Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Pack 2019 consists of presentations which were originally presented at the 24th Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine in the UK.
The 24th Annual International Meeting features world-class speakers providing cutting-edge research and clinical information on current issues in breastfeeding medicine, spanning both maternal and child health. Physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, and other professionals will have the opportunity to continue their professional education in a highly respected, stimulating environment, while earning continuing education credits.

Fiona Clare Dykes, PhD, MA, RM, ADM, FHEA
Influencing a Paradigm Shift in the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI)
Breastfeeding and Perinatal Mood Disorders: Circuits and Circumstances
Peter S Blair, BSc, MSc, PhD
Reducing SIDS Risks Whilst Promoting Breastfeeding
Christine Mcintosh, BSc, MBChB, Dip.O&G, Dip.PAed., FRNZCGP
Confident Conversations; Empowering Parents to Make Choices to Prevent their Baby from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy
Dr. Natalie Shenker, BM, BCh (Oxon), PhD (Imp)
Resurgence and Role of Human Milk Banking
Ending Sponsorship of Paediatricians by BMS Companies – Case Study of RCPCH
Founders’ Lecture: Insights into the Biomechanics of Breastfeeding: What Can Engineering-Based Studies Tell Us About the Process?
Presentations: 7  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5.25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 5 Weeks  |   Added: 09/01/2020
CERP: 5.25
L-CERP: 3.75
R-CERP: 1.5
CME: 5.25