Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS)

CLS Course Qualifications

* Not every WIC staff member qualifies to attend. The information of pre-requisites will be in the E-Notice. For instance, CPAs must have previously attended BF Basics and they need a minimum of 1 year experience in the CPA role.

We need employer, program and role/title to verify they are not MIHP or other non-WIC staff.

The E-notice will alert WIC Coordinators to: Screen their staff, pre-approve attendance and understand what costs the LA will be responsible for.

There is limited seating.

There is no registration fee for this course. However, it is recommended that you stay at the hotel due to the intensive schedule and 2-3 hours of homework each evening.

There are requirements that must be met in order to qualify to participate in the CLS course.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

March 30 - April 03, 2020
Henry Center
3535 Forest Rd
Lansing, MI 48910

Overnight Accommodations
Please do NOT call to make your reservation if you live more than 60 miles away. Please indicate your overnight needs in registration.

Candlewood Suites
3545 Forest Rd,
Lansing, MI 48910


  • History
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Composition of Human Milk
  • Infant Assessment & Conditions
  • CLS Information
  • Skin-to-Skin
  • Laid-back Breastfeeding
  • Physiology of Milk Production
  • Normal Breastfeeding
  • Teaching Classes & Promotion of Breastfeeding
  • 11 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Counseling Breastfeeding Moms
  • Latch, Suck, Milk Transfer & Positioning
  • Epidemiology
  • IBLCE Information
  • Research
  • Plugged Ducts & Mastitis
  • Engorgement Bottle-Feeding vs. Breastfeeding
  • Sore Nipples & Yeast
  • Culture
  • Alternative Feeding Methods
  • Psychological Issues
  • Maternal Conditions
  • Hypoglycemia & Jaundice
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Preterm & Late Preterm
  • Medications
  • Working
  • Taking a Complete History/Doing a Consult
  • Fussy Baby
  • Perception of Low Milk Supply
  • Insufficient Milk Supply
  • Nutrition
  • Co-sleeping, Bedsharing, & the Risk of SIDS
  • Growth & Development/Older Babies
  • Ethics
  • Teens
  • Interactive Consults
  • Slide Review
  • CLS Exam
  • Working as an IBCLC
  • Second Night & Parenting
  • Baby Behavior
  • Pumping & Milk Expression
  • Facilitating Change
  • Practice Exam
  • Review Questions
Jan Barger RN, BSN, IBCLC
Linda Kutner RN, BSN, IBCLC
Carole Peterson MS, IBCLC
All participants registering in advance will receive a confirmation letter, including a map and directions. If you do not receive a confirmation letter one week prior to the event, or if you have any questions regarding registration, please contact MPHI at (517) 324-8330.
This policy is available for you to read during the registration process under "Terms and Conditions" prior to submitting your registration.