The July 2019 - June 2020 Breastfeeding Specialist Course, held one Saturday each month for aspiring IBCLCs & breastfeeding specialists IS NOW FULL. Please mark your diary for January 2020 when the dates and application form for the July 2020 course will be published here.

As always, Deborah is presenting her popular Breastfeeding Specialist Course, one Saturday per month in LONDON.  This course begins in JULY 2019, timed to meet deadlines for exam entry for those wishing to sit the September 2020 exam to become IBCLCs.  

Off-peak train fares at weekends can make this an economical option for those who need to travel to attend.

  1. Are qualified, active practitioners in breastfeeding support.
  2. Are booking the entire course of 12 days.
  3. Commit to completing the substantial and time consuming homework each month.
  4. Confirm they will be attending the first day.
  5. Have sufficient IT skills and facilities to use email for course communication and can compose homework using MS Word etc. 
  6. Confirm they have their funding in place at the time of booking. 
  7. Have completed the Application Form in full.



Sat 6th JULY 2019: Exploring the Idea of Becoming a Lactation Consultant /Breastfeeding Specialist

Sat 3rd AUG 2019: Troubleshooting Positioning and Attachment Problems

Sat 7th SEPT 2019: Parenting Philosophies & Relationships Impacting Breastfeeding  

Sat 5th OCT 2019: Challenges of Breastfeeding Beyond the Newborn Period

Sat 2nd NOV 2019: Skills for Counselling the Breastfeeding Mother

Sat 7th DEC 2019: Breastfeeding in Difficult Circumstances  

Sat 4th JAN 2020: Facilitating Fantastic Breastfeeding Groups and Classes  

Sat 1st FEB 2020: Ethical Issues in Lactation  

* Sat 7th MAR 2020: Breastfeeding Peer Support: Realising Potential & Avoiding Pitfalls  

Sat 4th APR 2020: Breastfeeding Clinics and Consultations  

Sat 9th MAY 2020: Breastfeeding and Food  

Sat 6th JUNE 2020: Mock Lactation Consultant Exam and Revision Strategies  


Student Central, University of London (formerly known as ULU), Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY. (Close to Euston/Kings Cross Stations.) 

MAP: London course venue    MAP 2: London course venue


APPLICATION FORM: Please complete the form and return the address on the form.  No payment is required at this stage.  Deborah will request payment from those 24 applicants who are successful in being offered a place:
Application form 2019-20 

(When the course is fully booked, applications will be closed, and a 'waiting list' form will be available upon request from Deborah.)