UPDATE: NEW Military Lactation Counselor (MiLC) Training!
Updated: Feb 4
What is the MiLC™?
>53-hour hybrid course that provides lactation-specific education grounded in health equity and tailored to the unique needs of breastfeeding military families. Recognized by LEAARC as lactation-specific education for those seeking to become certified as IBCLC. CERPs-only options available for those who already hold lactation credentials awards 21.5 L-CERPs and 3 E-CERPs.
>Affordable, equitable way to ensure that all Mom2Mom Global/Breastfeeding in Combat Boots volunteers can attain a lactation credential, so they can provide accurate, evidence-based lactation support, information, and advocacy to military families.
>Dynamic virtual learning experience custom-designed for adult learners from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds, combining self-paced online learning and community-based practical assignments with synchronous learning through our interactive counseling skills development and telehealth lactation internships to prepare anyone from a brand new volunteer to a seasoned healthcare professional to support breastfeeding for military families.
>Exciting and fun learning taught "by us, for us." The course faculty are experts in military breastfeeding who have both professional qualifications and lived experience as breastfeeding military spouses and servicemembers.
>Ideal for military servicemembers or spouses looking to enter the lactation field while balancing the unpredictabilities of military life! Equity pricing and scholarships remove financial barriers to lactation training, and our unique format means you can learn at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.
>A powerful tool for civilian lactation, healthcare, and community workers to learn how to work with Tricare billing, and how to construct culturally sensitive and appropriate care and feeding plans for breastfeeding military families.
When can I sign up?
Beginning August 31, all current M2MG/BFINCB volunteers will have exclusive access to first enrollment at the introductory rate of just $50! If you have earned a lactation credential for your M2MG volunteer position within the past 18 months, you may qualify for a deeper discount. Current volunteers can sign up now at our course site, and will receive an email following registration with further instructions.
Beginning January 1, 2021, the MiLC Training will be open to the public, at just $500 for 53 hours of lactation-specific education.* Our equity tiered pricing plan means DOD ID-cardholders only pay $350, and new volunteers joining the organization can take the training for only $250. You can register at our course site to be first in line to access the course once it's open for public registration. Group rates and scholarships will also be available. And, if you are a telehealth lactation provider interested in taking on interns, please let us know! For more information, contact email@example.com
*The MiLC is currently in the application process for CERPs and LEAARC Recognition as a Breastfeeding Counselor Course. We will update as soon as we receive approval for each category.