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Marie Biancuzzo's
90-Hour Lactation Education Course



“I felt your course made me very prepared for the test!  Thank you so much!”

             – M. Santiago

The foundation you NEED for the career you WANT

Truly Comprehensive

Covers all 175 items on the IBLCE Detailed Content Outline for IBCLCs

Terminology and Learning Activities

Assignments throughout the course to help gauge learning and understand terminology important to your success

Office Hours

Ask Marie your questions live during Office Hours (most Thursdays at 2 pm ET)

Post-test For Comprehension

Multiple short quizzes to test for comprehension

Communication Skills Included

IBLCE exam applications for April 2021 or later are required to earn 5 hours in communication which are included in this course for FREE

Optional Assignments

Optional assignments offered to enhance learning, prepare for the IBLCE Exam, and provide insights needed for clinical practice

Certified Clinical Lactationist

Take the Certified Clinical Lactationist Exam for free (pending eligibility) upon completion of the course

LEAARC Aligned

Covers all Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Lactation Consultant Education Programs (see FAQ for more information)

Set Us Apart

We’ve got your back! With a course as large as this one, questions are bound to arise.

Is there a topic you don’t understand?

Do you have a question about the next step in your journey?

Do you just want clarification on a concept?

Ask these questions, and more, during office hours!  Thursdays* from 2-2:30 pm ET Marie will be available via webinar to answer your questions LIVE.

*Due to live program and travel commitments, Marie will not be available ALL Thursdays.  A schedule of available live sessions will be provided to you upon purchase of the course. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course requires you to have access to Counseling the Nursing Mother 6th edition.  At present, this text is NOT included in the purchase of the course.  You may purchase it on Amazon here or where books are sold. 

Introductory Prices

Take advantage of our special introductory pricing!  Prices will increase May 15, 2020.

Full 90-Hour Lactation Education Course

Purchase all 5 Units at once
$ 999
Full Course
  • Access to All 5 Units at Once
  • 5 Communication Hours
  • Ask Questions Live with Office Hours

90-Hour Lactation Education Course Units

Purchase Unit 1 only, buy the rest later
$ 239
Per Unit
  • Buy One Unit at a Time (5 Total)
  • 5 Communication Hours
  • Ask Questions Live with Office Hours

Of course! Click here to see the course goal, objectives, and other important course information.

Not at all.  As long as you purchase the 6th edition of Counseling the Nursing Mother, you may get it wherever you choose. 

Yes. 90 contact hours for nurses. Breastfeeding Outlook is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP15628. 

90 L-CERPs for IBCLCs. Breastfeeding Outlook is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Our accreditation is under the name of our parent company, Breastfeeding Outlook.  Your certificate will show the name of both Breastfeeding Outlook and Marie Biancuzzo.  

If you purchase the whole course at once, you have 18 months from the date of purchase to complete it and earn your certificate.  If you purchase it by units, you have 18 months from the date of purchase of Unit 1 to purchase and complete all 5 units.

Yes. You will have access to the course for 18 months from the date of purchase.  After that, only your certificate will be available.

If you have about 45 hours already, you may want to consider our Step Up to IBCLC program to earn the other 45 hours.  If you only have a few hours, it would benefit you to complete this comprehensive program to ensure there are no gaps in your education. You may be interested in Marie’s blog about the disadvantages of taking the “hodge-podge” approach to earning your 90 hours. For more assistance, call our office at 703-787-9894 or email us at

This course provides the basic lactation education required by the IBLCE and covers all of the items on the IBLCE’s Detailed Content Outline, on which the exam is based.  However, in order to pass the exam, you will want to ensure that your clinical hours provide a varied experience with breastfeeding dyads of all ages, including both well and unwell babies and you will want to practice taking exam-type questions before the exam.

This course covers all of the LEAARC competencies and LEAARC approval is pending.

The Certified Clinical Lactationist™ is a certification developed by Marie for students of her 90 hour courses. Students must meet certain qualifications before earning this certification. Click here for more information.

We provide several options to help.

  1. Purchase the course in units to spread out the cost.
  2. If you are military or a military dependent, get 15% off (call our office at 703-787-9894 to get the discount)
  3. Apply for the Felix Biancuzzo Scholarship. The scholarship covers the full cost of the course, except for the textbook.

Per the IBLCE Candidate Information Guide, “…starting with examination applications for the April 2021 examination administration and those administrations following, in addition to the 90 hours of lactation specific education, five (5) hours of education focused on communication skills will be required.”  Consult the full Candidate Information Guide for more details. 

This means, if you plan to to submit your candidate application November 2020 or later, you will need these 5 communication hours.  If you plan to apply prior to that (May 2020) the hours are not required, but still part of your course, and definitely worth your time anyway as the information is valuable to all IBCLC Candidates.  

Yes!  We do offer a limited number of hybrid courses (4 days live, the rest online). Registration for Marie Biancuzzo’s Comprehensive Lactation Course is currently available on our sister site, Breastfeeding Outlook, here.