Education

We offer courses for aspiring IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) or those wishing to become health care providers that can provide infant feeding support. Courses are taught in-person and online, and may be taken for college credit, for credit needed to become an IBCLC, or both. Our goal is to make this education easily accessible, so scholarship opportunities will be available.

Courses Offered

Classes for Credit Learn more
On-Demand Lactation Education Courses Learn more
Independent Pathway 3 Pathway 1
Public Health Perspectives in Infant Feeding
3 credit hours academic credit, summer or fall
OR
On-demand,
Online continuing education (55
contact hours)
Public Health Perspectives in Infant Feeding
3 credit hours academic credit, summer or fall
OR
On-demand,
Online continuing education (55
contact hours)
Clinical Concepts in Infant Feeding
3 credit hours academic credit, + optional in-person
1 credit hour lab, spring
OR
On-demand, Online continuing education (55
contact hours)
Public Health Perspectives in Infant Feeding
3 credit hours academic credit, summer or fall
OR
On-demand, Online continuing education (55
contact hours)
Non-NCSU facilitated mentor: make sure you
have identified one or more mentors in your area
before beginning this path!
500 + supervised hours
1000 hours of appropriately supervised clinical
practice per IBCLE as a recognized health care
provider or recognized peer counselor

Independent Pathway 3

  • Public Health Perspectives in Infant Feeding
    3 credit hours academic credit, summer or fall
    OR
    On-demand,
    Online continuing education (55
    contact hours)
  • Clinical Concepts in Infant Feeding
    3 credit hours academic credit, + optional in-person
    1 credit hour lab, spring
    OR
    On-demand, Online continuing education (55
    contact hours)
  • Non-NCSU facilitated mentor: make sure you
    have identified one or more mentors in your area
    before beginning this path!
    500 + supervised hours

Pathway 1

  • Public Health Perspectives in Infant Feeding
    3 credit hours academic credit, summer or fall
    OR
    On-demand,
    Online continuing education (55
    contact hours)
  • Public Health Perspectives in Infant Feeding
    3 credit hours academic credit, summer or fall
    OR
    On-demand, Online continuing education (55
    contact hours)
  • 1000 hours of appropriately supervised clinical
    practice per IBCLE as a recognized health care
    provider or recognized peer counselor


**All requirements must be completed in the 5 years immediately prior to applying for the IBCLC examination

The Educational Team

  • Dr. Fogleman teaches courses related to Nutrition, specifically Public Health Nutrition, Introduction to Human Nutrition, Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition.

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  • nicola singletary

    Dr. Singletary is a Teaching Assistant Professor who teaches a range of nutrition-related courses, including courses on lactation and infant nutrition.

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  • Emerald is a NC Lactation Educator and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

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  • Lindsey is the owner of Angel Food Lactation & Nutrition, LLC in Wilmington, NC.

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