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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$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: 3 Weeks  |   Added: 25/08/2016
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
CNE: 1
Dietetics CEU: 1
Midwifery CEU: 0.1
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$10.00 USD

Ethics and breastfeeding: Is not doing good a bad thing

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Ecker will talk about: "Ethics and Breastfeeding: Is not doing good a bad thing"
Ethics and lactation: What dilemmas? Where are the questions? Principles of justice Ethical frameworks and principles: a primer What is an ethical provider to do or not do in encouraging and supporting breastfeeding? What is most appropriate counseling? What is mother to do? – Case study examples What sacrifices are expected to optimize breast feeding? Are those who don’t breastfeed bad? Question is if we are acting in ways that we think best why do some perceive otherwise.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Ethics and breastfeeding: Is not doing good a bad thing
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 30/08/2017
CERP: 0.75
E-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant

What do mothers really think about the services they receive from their lactation consultant? This session presents the results of a high volume survey of mothers’ opinions about IBCLC services.

Diana West, BA,IBCLC
Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1.0 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 01/03/2016
CERP: 1.0
R-CERP: 1.0
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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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$95.00 USD

GOLD Learning Online Symposium: Tongue-tie Research and Implications

GOLD Learning Online Symposium on Tongue-Tie Research and Implications will highlight some of the latest tongue-tie research and look at the implications for clinical practice and future research studies. Learn about the results of a new study looking at breastfeeding outcomes after lip and/or tongue-tie release, the latest thoughts on aftercare strategies, Aerophagia Induced Reflux, the newest game-changing research studies and their implications, and how tongue-tie affects speech and feeding of solids.

This symposium is perfect for anyone who works with newborns, whether you’re just starting to learn about tongue-tie or are an experienced practitioner who wants to stay up to date on the latest research and recommendations for practice.

Please note: You can use CME credits for your ASHA certification.
Learn more about our speakers and their topics by viewing their abstracts and bios below.

Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, MD, Otolaryngologist
Breastfeeding improvement following tongue-tie and lip-tie release: A prospective cohort study
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Will it hurt? Frenotomy aftercare strategies to optimize healing outcomes for the newborn
Dr. Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP
Aerophagia Induced Reflux Associated With Lip and Tongue Tie in Breastfeeding Infants
Tethered Oral Tissues: Beyond Breastfeeding
Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
Gamechangers: New studies that will change the way we think about tongue-tie.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 13/09/2016
CERP: 5
L-CERP: 4
R-CERP: 1
CME: 5
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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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$265.00 USD

Breastfeeding Education Bundle #3

Originally offered 2015 at our GOLD Lactation Conference.It is a resource suitable for all skill levels and is a perfect fit for IBCLC's, Lactation Consultants, Nurses, Lactation Educators, Breastfeeding Counselors, Mother to Mother (Peer to Peer) Support Workers, Midwives, Physicians, Dietitians, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and anyone else working or studying within the maternal-child health industry.

Jaye Simpson, CLE, IBCLC, RLC
Clinical Lactation and the LGBTQ Community
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
Breastfeeding Helps Mothers Overcome the Legacy of Abuse and Adversity: It Makes All the Difference
Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC
HANDling the Pain: The Role of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation
Jeni Stevens, RN (Hon Class 1), RM, IBCLC
How to facilitate immediate Skin-to-Skin post a Caesarean Section: Increasing Breastfeeding Success
Maya Vasquez, MS, RN, IBCLC
Understanding Cultural Humility for Better Support of Breastfeeding Mothers
Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC, RLC, CATSM
Brief Breastfeeding Encounters: Effective Counseling Techniques When Time is Limited
Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC
In the middle: When your advice differs from the Dr's
Diana West, BA,IBCLC
Mothers Speak Out: Top Five Traits of a Great Lactation Consultant
Dr. Asti Praborini, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC
Hospitalization for nipple confusion: a method to restore a healthy breastfeeding
Joy Noel-Weiss, RN, IBCLC, PhD
When Transgender Men Chestfeed or Breastfeed their Babies: How Clinicians Can Offer Support
Dr. Virginia Thorley, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA
Latch problems arising from mothers' fear response to anticipated pain
Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex
Bethany Sasaki, RN, IBCLC
Does Lanolin Use Increase the Risk of Infection in Breastfeeding Women?
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Placenta Medicine as a Galactogogue: Tradition or Trend?
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Deciphering the Lactation Curve
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
Infant Gut Health: Common Concerns and Useful Support Strategies
Katrien Nauwelaerts, IBCLC, BA, MA
Young Mothers and Breastfeeding in Belgium
Mom2Mom KMC: From Peer Mentoring to Community Culture Change
Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
2014 Lactation Summit: Steps to Dismantling Inequities in the Lactation Profession
Breastfeeding in Poland
A study of the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) activities on physicians’ knowledge, motivation and ability to address challenges with exclusive breastfeeding practices
Sushma Malik, MD (Pediatrics), FIAP, IBCLC
Impact of Mother Support Group In An Institutional Set-up In a Developing Country
Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC/RLC
The IBCLC as a Business
Barbara Morrison, PhD, APRN-CNM
Understanding the Prolactin Receptor Theory
Sandy Jamieson, AA, La Leche League Leader, retired, and District Advisor, IBCLC
Breast Milk: The Original SuperFood
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE
Natural, Toxic or Who Knows? The implications of breastfeeding and marijuana use
Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 8 Weeks  |   Added: 16/03/2016
CERP: 25
L-CERP: 21
E-CERP: 2
R-CERP: 2
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$10.00 USD

The Neuroscience behind the skin-to-skin imperative

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

The underlying science to all biology is that genes make brains and bodies, and brains make those bodies behave to accomplish ‘reproductive fitness’. Recent advances have shown that the ENVIRONMENT influences the genes through epigenetic processes, and fires and wires brain circuits, and also determines highly conserved behaviors necessary for fitness. Human reproductive fitness begins with birth and breastfeeding, and the necessary environment is maternal-infant SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT (SSC). Essential steps are described, transition to extrauterine life, maternal regulation, biological roots of bonding, breastfeeding as an integrated behavior with sleep, with early maternal sensitization and later attuned parenting. The opposite of SSC is SEPARATION, leading to toxic stress with a number of mal-adaptions that may remain for life. The most significant relate to emotional and social intelligence, and failures in breastfeeding. The ecobiodevelopmental model captures this accurately, but must be applied at birth to accomplish fitness for early childhood development.

This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Dr. Nils Bergman, MB ChB, MPH, MD
The Neuroscience behind the skin-to-skin imperative
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 23/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
R-CERP: 0.75
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$15.00 USD

The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Supporting Breastfeeding

Maya Bolman discusses the importance of breast pain to be one of the major causes of weaning. The likelihood of weaning increases the longer pain persists. Engorgement, plugged ducts, and mastitis are commonly associated with acute breast pain.Description of desired/achievable state: Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) is one of the important measures to resolve pain quickly.

Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC
The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Supporting Breastfeeding
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 3 Weeks  |   Added: 02/11/2016
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
veronique-d5
$15.00 USD

Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex

This lecture is part of our GOLD Lactation Conference 2015. It will be available to purchase as a separate lecture for a short period of time. Please be aware if you have attended our GOLD Lactation Conference 2015 you won't receive additional credits for it.

Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 30/03/2016
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1
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$10.00 USD

Milksharing- Traditions Old and New

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Kergie Leitgeb, MD, IBCLC
Milksharing- Traditions Old and New
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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$99.00 USD

Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Physicians and other Health Care Providers

Breastfeeding Medicine Basics for Physicians and other Health Care Providers is an 8 hour course designed for medical providers who care for breastfeeding mother/baby dyads in their OB/Gyn, family medicine or pediatric practices. This course focuses on requisite knowledge needed to understand and execute management of common breastfeeding problems, such as mastitis, sore nipples, low/high milk supply, infant fussiness, breastfeeding infants who fail to gain weight, and medication concerns. The material in this course should be considered fundamental knowledge for any medical resident or other health care provider-in-training who plans to work with breastfeeding dyads after graduation.

Produced in partnership with The Milk Mob
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
The Biologic Components of Breastmilk; Infant and Maternal Risks of Not Breastfeeding
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Prenatal Education and Support of Breastfeeding ; Anatomy and Physiology of Breastfeeding
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Positioning, Latch, and Instinctive Feeding Behaviors
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding in the Immediate Postpartum Period- Opportunities and Challenges
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding Support and Management of Common Problems in the First Week Postpartum
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Sore Nipples and Breasts- Etiologies, Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Low Milk Supply and Insufficient Infant Weight Gain- Etiologies, Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Principles of Pharmacology and Substance Management during Breastfeeding
Kathy Leeper, MD,FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Milk Expression, Pump Technology, and Human Milk Storage
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Symptoms, Evaluation, and Management of Excessive Lactation
Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Methods of Weaning from Breastfeeding, Basic Concepts of Re-lactation, Induced Lactation, and Tandem Nursing
Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7.25 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 12 Weeks  |   Added: 28/11/2016
CERP: 7.25
L-CERP: 7.25
CME: 7.25
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$85.00 USD

Tongue-tie Lecture Pack

This package addresses the problems faced by infants with structural challenges and compromised sucking skills. As well, this special package touches on current lactation research, and staff education of this health care specialty. This lecture series was originally offered during GOLD Lactation 2014 and GOLD Perinatal 2014.
Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC
Helping Parents Navigate the Roller Coaster Ride of Tongue-Tie and Breastfeeding
Melissa Cole, IBCLC, RLC
New Thoughts on Infant Pre and Post-Frenotomy Care
Dr. James Murphy, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
Ankyloglossia – Recognition of the many different forms & Impact on Breastfeeding and Lifelong Health
Edith Kernerman, IBCLC, NBCI
The New IBC Tongue Tie Assessment Tool: From Validation to Practice
Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, MD, Otolaryngologist
Diagnosis and Management of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie in Breastfeeding
Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, RCST
The Faux Tie: When is a "Tongue-tie" NOT a Tongue-tie?
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6.0 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 02/06/2014
CERP: 6.0
R-CERP: 1.0
L-CERP: 5.0
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$10.00 USD

Donor Human Milk in VLBW Infants: Experience, Research, Future Directions

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

  • Overview of trends in use in US NICUs
  • Donor milk nutritional composition
  • Donor milk and growth
  • Donor milk and developmental outcomes
  • Donor milk cytokines, chemokines, growth factors
  • Exclusive human milk and growth
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Donor Human Milk in VLBW Infants: Experience, Research, Future Directions
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 0.75 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 2 Weeks  |   Added: 20/09/2017
CERP: 0.75
L-CERP: 0.75
breastfeeding-icon
$110.00 USD

Breastfeeding Essentials: From Assessment to Problem Solving Lecture Pack

With the explosion of research and new developments in the field of human lactation over the past few years, it seems like new information is coming out every day. Our breastfeeding essentials package was designed to bring together some of the leading experts in the field to provide an overview of the most up to date research and recommendations for practice on some of the hottest topics in lactation.

Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC, La Leche League Leader
Everything Old is New Again
Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
Lactation Choices Following Pre-and-perinatal Loss
Diana West, BA,IBCLC
Postpartum Nipple Pain: Causes, Treatments, and Empathy
Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
Recognizing When Things Are Heading South
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Using Gravity-Assisted Positions to Prevent Early Breastfeeding Problems
Maternal & Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding: Essential Concepts for Midwives
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 10/06/2016
CERP: 6
Midwifery CEU: 0.6
ACNM: 6
MidPLUS Points CPD: 6
L-CERP: 6
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$10.00 USD

Podium Research Presentations- Lecture Pack #2

This presentation was originally presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
This lecture pack consist of three presentations presented during the Podium Research Presentations on Saturday, October 15th.
This lecture just offers CERPs, if you are looking for CME,CNE credits please purchase The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Lecture Package.
Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC
Milk Production in Mothers with and without Signs of Insulin Resistance
Ellen Chetwynd, PHD, MPH, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Cumulative Lactation and Middle Aged Onset of Hypertesnsion in African American women
Determinatns of Timely Introduction of Complimentary Feeding in India: Secondary Analysis of National Survey Data 1992- 2006
Presentations: 3  |  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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$0.00 USD

A Mother’s-Eye View of Breastfeeding Help

This is a free presentation from Nancy Mohrbacher, to honor all the amazing IBCLCs around the world. Every day IBCLCs improve the health of our future generations and empower families with their amazing work. Those of us who have been drawn to the work of caring for breastfeeding families, play a critical role in shaping the future of our society. We should never underestimate the power that skilled IBCLC support and counselling can have during a vulnerable time in the lives of both parents and babies. As Nancy points out, Excellence as an IBCLC isn’t about clinical skills alone. Attitude and approach play a big role in how our clients respond to our efforts to help with breastfeeding. This presentation looks at recent research that provides insight into how breastfeeding help is perceived by the families in our care. Knowledge gained from this session can help you to elevate both your practice and our profession as a whole. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to gain valuable education while sharing in the passion and excitement as we celebrate IBCLC day together!

#HappyIBCLCDay!

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
A Mother’s-Eye View of Breastfeeding Help
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |   Viewing Time: 4 Weeks  |   Added: 10/01/2017
CERP: 1
L-CERP: 1