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October 8, 2018

Become a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor!

Mothers, fathers, students, health care workers, anyone with a desire to learn more about lactation and support of mothers and babies in the hospital setting.

4 Day Course highlights:

  • The latest research and evidence, includes basic education as well as solutions to lactation challenges of hospitalized mothers and infants.

  • Learn our unique proactive lactation techniques to help avoid common problems.

  • Expert level guest speakers.

  • Communication, documentation, privacy and professionalism in the hospital setting.

  • Interactive course with workshops, daily discussion, and real life scenarios.

  • Evidence based lactation talking points used to encourage and support families.


** Completion and course certificate frequently used as a springboard for an entry level lactation role in a hospital setting. **


Course Fee: 

$500 for 4 days in class (with homework & home study required).

* No charge for Rush employees (after reimbursement via LEAP funds).

* FREE for former RUSH NICU parents.



Rush University Medical Center

8th Floor Tower
NICU Conference Room
1630 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60612

Course Overview
Friday Oct. 26th 10:00am - 4:00pm Guest speaker Paula Meier, RN, PhD, FAAN, observation of Mothers' Milk Club
Tuesday, Oct. 30th 10:00am - 4:00pm Guest speaker Beverly Rossman, RN, PhD
Tuesday, Nov. 6th 10:30am - 3:00pm Guest speakers Kristie Kady, RN, IBCLC, and Judy Janes, RN, IBCLC
Friday, Nov. 16th 9:30am - 2:00pm Final exam and Graduation, FAMILIES INVITED

Download and review all information in the following 3 links:

Overview Brochure

Welcome Letter & Instructions

Registration and Payment Form

Return application before October 20th to reserve your space. 


Please email questions to Katie McGee, RN, IBCLC: