Recommended Course Sequence

Lactation Consultation Curriculum

Birthingway does not offer online courses.

Birthingway College of Midwifery's lactation consultation curriculum includes two components:

  • Lactation-specific and elective courses (57 credits)
  • Lactation-specific Clinical Training credit (10-13 credits)

Recommended Course Sequence

First Year of Lactation Program
Term Course Name Credit Hours
Spring Breastfeeding I (BRF111q) 1
Breastfeeding II (BRF222q) 2
Medical Terminology (MED121q)* 2
Anatomy and Physiology for Birth and Lactation Professionals (ANP151q)* 5
Introduction to Healing Systems (STM121q) 2
General Education Requirements Transferred in 3
Total 15
Fall Nutrition (NUT131q)* 3
Infancy (INF121q)* 2
Breastfeeding III (BRF213q) 1
Breastfeeding Skills (BFS211q) 1
Communications I (COM121q) 2
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (PRE111q) 1
Working Cross Culturally (WCC211q)* 1
General Education Requirements Transferred in 4
Total 15
Winter Maternal Complex Breastfeeding Situations (MCS231q) 3
Breastfeeding Politics and Policy (POL121q) 2
Advanced Lactation Skills - Maternal (ADS221q) 2
Communications II (COM112q) 1
Using Medical Literature (UML111q)* 1
Information Literacy (INL111q)* 1
Clinical Training (LCT211q) 1
General Education Requirements Transferred in 4
Total 15


Second Year of Lactation Program
Term Course Name Credit Hours
Spring Botanicals I (BOT231q) 3
Advanced Skills Lactation Skills - Infant (ADS222q) 2
Birth Impacts on Breastfeeding (BIB121q) 2
Infant Complex Breastfeeding Situations (ICS221q) 2
Communications III (COM113q) 1
Clinical Training (LCTC211q) 3
General Education Requirements Transferred in 4
Total 17
Fall Professional Standards for Lactation Consultants (LPS231q) 3
Human Genetics (GEN231q)* 3
Clinical Training (LCTC211q) 4
General Education Requirements Transferred in
4
Total 12
Winter Lactation Consultant Practice Protocols (LPP211q) 1
Advanced Case Studies(LACS221q) 2
Clinical Training(LCTC211q) 5
Elective 2
General Education Requirements Transferred in 4
Total 14