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Communication for Lactation Consultants

An all-online course to enable you to meet IBLCE’s
5-hour requirement for Communication

Empower Parents 

Use Persuasive Techniques

Confidently Answer
Exam Questions

Did you realize that IBLCE now requires you to have 5 hours of Communication credits in order to sit for the Spring 2021 (and later) exam? 

Note, even if you have had a 90-hour lactation-specific course, you will still need 5 more hours of study related to Communication. If you have taken our 95-Hour Lactation Education Course, you do not need this Communication Course.

You’ll want to check this off your list of what you need to accomplish before the deadline for completing your eligibility requirements.

It’s so easy to think, “Oh! I can talk to people! I’m good at communication!” But there’s so much more to communication than just talking.

In Communication for Lactation Consultants, Marie wants to give you the everyday skills to navigate the situations you find yourself in, and the ability to correctly answer questions on the IBCLC exam.  

This course will help you to:

  • Empower parents to ask the questions, articulate their needs, and deal with criticism as related to their breastfeeding goals.
  • Use persuasive techniques to help parents initiate and continue breastfeeding.
  • Master content that will help you confidently answer questions on the real exam.

The Communication Course
works for:

First-time exam-takers
Anyone who wants to earn 5 CERPs

What You’ll Get

Reading assignments
Audio files
5.0 L-CERPs and 5.0 contact hours


Everything you need to complete the course is provided in your account on

Maybe! You will certainly need to face communication questions on the IBCLC exam and, no matter how well you do with communicating to clients or colleagues in the clinical area, it’s much tougher to get the right answers on the exam.

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

Yes. Although there are also several audio assignments, there are also some reading assignments. If you don’t like to read, this course might not be for you.

Yes. But you will need to follow some links for some free resources, too.

You’re in luck! We give credits that will be recognized in all 50 of the United States. (And, perhaps elsewhere, you should check with your local regulating Boards.)

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

5.0 L-CERPs for IBCLCs. Breastfeeding Outlook is accredited as a long-term provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.  Prover # CLT108-22    

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.

The course should show up in your account within 10 minutes of when we receive payment. If not, please email us at

Even if you finish the course in a few days, it will remain in your account for 18 months from the date of purchase. We encourage you to review the course just before you take the exam.  

Sales for all online programs are final. Please carefully review the information provided before you purchase and feel free to email us to ask specific questions so you can be sure the course is right for you. After your purchase we are here to help with any questions or problems you have while completing your course. You are never alone.

Per the IBLCE.s 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.