Monday March 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM PDT
Friday March 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM PDT

Classroom opens at 7:30 am daily


Adventist Medical Center                                 (Click link for map and directions)

10123 SE Market Street                         Portland,OR  97216


Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for overnight accommodations.



Karen Querna, RN, BSN, IBCLC 
Evergreen Perinatal Education, LLC 



Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The 5 Day Course

Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation

skin-to-skin after birthCourse Description

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The 5 Day Course, is a complete, in-person, core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care.  Participants will be able to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and be able to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. Each participant will be given the knowledge to work with other healthcare providers to ensure continuity of care for  breastfeeding mothers and infants.



Who Should Attend

  • An individual who wants basic preparation for becoming an IBCLC
  • An IBCLC requiring CERPs or exam preparation for re-certification
  • Maternity or pediatric nurse working with families with small babies
  • Obstetrician, midwife, pediatrician, or family medicine physician involved with the daily feeding and parenting issues of new families
  • Childbirth educator
  • Labor and/or postpartum doula
  • WIC Program clinic staff
  • Facilitator of early parenting education
  • La Leche League leader
  • Public health nurse working with new families
  • Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist working with breastfeeding newborns
  • Registered Dietitian working with pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies   

Course Topics

anatomy of the breast | the wonders of human milk | getting breastfeeding started | position and latch | early breastfeeding expectations | near term/late preterm/preterm infants | early clinical challenges in breastfeeding | communicating effectively with new mothers | tools and techniques of the trade | insufficient milk challenges | hyperbilirubinemia | normal breastfeeding patterns and predictable hurdles from three to six months | postpartum adaptation | breastfeeding and working outside the home | breastfeeding after six months | biological weaning from the breast | feeding and parenting issues of new families


Please take a moment to get to know  Molly Pessl, BSN, IBCLC and our instructors at:                           Evergreen Perinatal Education's Website                          

Education Credits

To earn any contact hour credit, daily attendance is required; no partial credits are available. Participants will obtain a Certificate as a Lactation Educator.

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Provider Number: CLT108-4   

  • 45 CERPs (43 L  & 2 E) (For IBCLCs only)                                                                               
  • 45 instructional hours on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint (for preparation for first IBLCE exam)   

Commission on Dietetic Registration                

  • 45 CPE hours, Category II (For RDs only)                                        

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing

Provider Number: CEP 14127 5  

  • 54 contact hours (50 minute hours) (For RNs only)


It is quick and easy to register for this course using this online registration form.  Click the Register Now! button and pay using either a credit card or check.  Please note that you must select the PayPal option to pay by credit card; you do not to create a PayPal account.  If you work for an organization that requires the use of Purchase Orders or for other payment arrangements, please contact kristi@evergreenperinataleducation.com first to make special arrangements.  Please understand we cannot confirm your attendance for this course until payment has been received and processed.

Registration requests received after the course has reached capacity are placed on a waiting list.  EPE will notify individuals immediately when space becomes available and payment must be processed promptly.

$ 895 Early bird rate available through February 20, 2013
$ 995 Regular rate available through  March 10, 2013

The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and continuing education credits.

Can't make this course? Here are some of our other offerings:                     

Foundations for Best Practice in Lactation Care: The 5 Day Course

 January 28- February 1st, 2013 - Anchorage, AK - Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition - http://alaskabreastfeeding.com

February 11-15, 2013 - Seattle area, WA - Bastyr University - http://www.bastyr.edu 

February 25-March 1, 2013 - Berkeley, CA - SWAG Conferences - www.swagconferences.org 

March 11-15, 2013  - Portland, OR - hosted by EPE -www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

June 24-28, 2013 - Seattle area, WA - Bastyr Univerisity -http://www.bastyr.edu

September 23-27, 2013 Minneapolis, MN - Hosted by Fairview Health Services - contact Mark Spitzack MSPITZA1@fairview.org

September 30 - October 4, 2013 - Seattle area, WA - Bastyr University - http://www.bastyr.edu

Clinical Applications in Lactation Care:  A 2-day practice-oriented intensive course

 November 29-30, 2012 - Bellevue, WA - hosted by EPE - www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

March 28-29, 2013 - Portland, OR - hosted by EPE - www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

April 4-5, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN - hosted by EPE - www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

April 8-9, 2013 - Berkeley, CA - SWAG Conferences - www.swagconferences.org

Advanced Update and IBLCE Exam Strategies

May 7-9, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN -hosted by EPE - www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

May 14-16, 2013 - Berkeley, CA - SWAG Conferences - www.swagconferences.org

May 29-31, 2013 - Portland, OR - hosted by EPE - www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

More locations and dates coming soon at http://www.evergreenperinataleducation.com

For a FREE copy of "Outcomes of Breastfeeding" and more locations and dates of EPE events vist: Evergreen Perinatal Education

Thank you for your time. Please contact me for any questions. 


Karen Querna, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Evergreen Perinatal Education LLC