Become a
Certified Lactation
Support Provider!

CLSP: A Significant Leap in Your IBCLC & Lactation Education Journey, Amplifying Your Impact in Breastfeeding Support.

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Introducing the
Certified Lactation Support Provider

Empowered by the in-depth and supportive training from GOLD Lactation Academy's Lactation Consultant Training & IBCLC Prep Course, CLSPs emerge as skilled lactation educators, adept in collaborative care and guiding families throughout their infant feeding journey.

The CLSP is ideal for:

  • Aspiring IBCLCs For those on the path to becoming IBCLCs, the CLSP serves as a foundational step, providing them with essential knowledge and skills. This didactic course covers all areas of the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline and an essential resource to prepare you for the IBCLC Exam.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Nurses, midwives, pediatricians, dentists & physicians who wish to enhance their skills in lactation support and provide more comprehensive care.
  • Lactation/Breastfeeding Counselors / Peer Support: Individuals already working or volunteering in the field of lactation counseling who want to formalize and expand their expertise.
  • Childbirth Educators and Doulas: Professionals who assist families during pregnancy and childbirth, and who are looking to expand their services to include lactation support.
  • Nutritionists and Dietitians: Specialists in maternal and infant nutrition looking to integrate lactation support into their services.
  • Public Health Workers: Individuals in public health roles looking to improve maternal and child health programs.
  • and for many others!

Making a Difference as a CLSP

A Certified Lactation Support Provider (CLSP) plays a crucial role in supporting families throughout their infant feeding journey as they collaborate with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other healthcare providers. Here are some ways in which CLSPs contribute to the field of breast/chestfeeding support.

CLSP Scope of Practice

Education & Training

Provide essential education in breastfeeding, offering workshops and classes for healthcare professionals and the general public, enhancing community knowledge and awareness about lactation.

Outreach & Advocacy

Through community outreach, CLSPs raise breastfeeding awareness, collaborating with IBCLCs & healthcare providers in organizing events and educational sessions, broadening support for lactating families.

Prenatal Education

CLSPs assist in prenatal education, informing expectant parents about breastfeeding benefits and techniques, and guiding them towards professional lactation care for optimal outcomes.

Support Groups

CLSPs lead lactation support groups, offering a supportive space for parents to share experiences, gain guidance, and ensure referrals to healthcare professionals for specialized care.

Lactation Classes

Conduct lactation classes covering latch techniques, positioning, recognizing hunger cues, and addressing common challenges, and when to seek additional help from healthcare providers and IBCLCs, thereby enhancing parental breastfeeding knowledge and skills.

Common Concerns

Offer expert guidance to tackle typical breastfeeding challenges, including latching issues, minimizing discomfort, and effective breast pump usage. Your advice complements IBCLC's in-depth assistance, ensuring parents receive comprehensive support.

Collaboration Care

Collaborate with healthcare teams, including IBCLCs, nurses, midwives, and obstetricians, to ensure consistent messaging and support. This collaborative approach helps create a unified front in promoting and supporting lactation within healthcare settings.

Continuing Education

CLSPs engage in continuous learning to stay informed about the latest lactation research and best practices, enhancing their collaboration with healthcare teams and contributing to broader professional development on their own and as future IBCLCs.

Unlock Your Lactation Superpowers

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Launch your lactation support journey today by enrolling into our 95+ Hour Lactation Consultant Training & IBCLC Exam Prep Course!

Receive Your IBCLC Exam Application Requirements
of a minimum 90 Lactation and 5 Communication Hours.

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  • 15 Comprehensive Modules
  • 40 International Instructors
  • Active Learning Activities
  • 1 Year Unlimited Access
  • CLSP Certification (Open Book Exam)
  • 103.25 Nurse Contact Hours and CERPs
  • Customized Handouts
  • Faculty and Community Enagement



"I have LOVED my GOLD Lactation Academy experience! I can't say enough about the engaging platform, the up-to-date information, and the relevance to day to day work as a lactation professional. Most of all, I appreciate that the information felt so focused on being a great lactation consultant. Though other courses I had sampled prioritize exam prep, I felt the GOLD course was instrumental in passing the exam with flying colors."

Christy Shields

I PASSED the IBCLC exam in ONE shot!
Your instructors, course format, easy to use technology and community support made this for me, the most complete course for IBCLC Preparation.

Avis R. Pediatrician (Indonesia)

I chose to do my 95+ hour IBCLC training course with GOLD Lactation Academy because the cost was affordable, the access of 1 year is realistic and most importantly, it is taught by experienced practitioners that I've read about and learned from for years.

Josephine M. Kenya Association for Breastfeeding (Kenya)

The course has been great to increase my knowledge. The content is engaging and relevant, it is delivered in a user friendly way and the activities held consolidate learning.

Yvonne F. NHS Infant Feeding Advisor (UK)
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