24/7 Breastfeeding Helpline for Riverside County

Grow Our Own Program


Classes will be held every other Wednesday, starting in April, for 8 months. Earn 105 hours of lactation specific education necessary to sit for the IBCLC exam. IBLCE requires 95 hours to qualify for the exam. Provider approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing (pending), CEP 13623 for 90 contact hours.

The Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course meets the following requirements:

Joint Commission Core Measures for Perinatal Care US Breastfeeding Competencies

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Training 

RN/RD Re-certification CEU’s (90)

Our Course is Approved by the Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee. Grow Our Own will provide: A notebook and textbook –Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care. Students will need to purchase: The Comprehensive LC Exam Review on Amazon. It can be purchased in a digital format.

Class Schedule:

Classes will be held every other Wednesday, starting in April, for 8 months:
April 21, 2021
May 5 and 19, 2021
June 2, 16 and 30, 2021
July 14 and 28, 2021
August 11 and 25, 2021
September 8 and 22, 2021
October 6 and 20, 2021
November 3, 2021

CWA is piloting scholarship support for lactation professional education. Our pilot will utilize the Grow Our Own IBCLC program for this year. For the 2021 Grow Our Own class, CWA has limited funds to fully support up to 3 WIC staff with these situations: 1. their agency would not be financially able to cover their registration fee and the fee is a hardship for the individual and as a consequence the individual would not be able to attend, OR 2. they are a Peer Counselor who is on the pathway to become an IBCLC.

Please complete this brief form, and CWA will follow up shortly.

To register: https://calwic.regfox.com/grow-our-own-lactation-consultant-prep-course2021


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