Esali Birth Breastfeeding Counselor (EBBC) – Click Here to Apply!
Individual trained to provide counseling surrounding the breastfeeding experience (from pregnancy through weaning). Training involves breast anatomy and physiology, breastfeeding basics, common concerns, counseling strategies, and business strategies.
Applicable Discounts (Cannot be combined with sales):
Previous Esali Birth Student – $50 (Completion of Complete Online Course Required)
Experienced Counselor – $50 (Requires Proof of Certification)
Military – $50 (Requires Proof of Military Status)
Application into the program is required and all fees are due at the time of applying. If you are not accepted into the program (rare), your fees will be refunded in full; however, after acceptance into the program all fees are non-refundable. Fees include everything needed to complete the training in a distance-learning environment. All required reading and resource material are included with this training.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. There is only one path available to become an Esali Birth Breastfeeding Counselor. Esali Birth Breastfeeding Counselors are not lactation consultants and do not offer medical advice. Esali Birth Breastfeeding Counselors are not required to have medical backgrounds or previous counseling experience. Previous breastfeeding experience is encouraged. Esali Birth does not accept reciprocity from any other certifying agency or education. We develop education in a specific format that is continuously updated and require all our educators to follow the same format for certification. This ensures integrity within our organization and continuity between Esali Birth classes. However, we do not require our counselors to maintain membership or enroll in continuing education outside of the Esali Birth environment, though these are encouraged. Upon successful completion of the course, educators must sign the Esali Birth Scope of Practice & Code of Conduct and are enabled to use the EBBC credential at the end of their name, signifying their successful completion of EBBC training.
Upon Acceptance into the program, you will receive:
- Access to the EBBC Online Training Course at http://class.esalibirth.com
- Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - La Leche League
- The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers – Dr. Jack Newman
- Mother’s Milk (DVD) – La Leche League
- Medications & Mother’s Milk – Dr. Thomas Hale
- Esali Birth just breathe™ Breastfeeding expansion card pack (full game and other expansion packs available for purchase at www.esalibirth.com/shop/studytools)
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive:
Digital certificate of Completion
Rights to Utilize the EBBC Credential
Free Listing on Esali Birth’s Specialist Locator
- Esali Birth recommended files for printable student handouts
Access to Student Discounts for Online Esali Birth classes
Esali Birth name badge.
Esali Birth Breastfeeding Counselors are not required to obtain or maintain membership, attend workshops, recertify, or obtain continuing education units to maintain the EBBC credential. Why? Because we don’t believe in making positive perinatal education a money market. We believe that the breastfeeding period is a very normal event in our lives and choose to offer training to a society that lacks the resources to normal and healthy birth education. Esali Birth offers training in a distance-education environment and an acceptance of the Esali Birth code of conduct, scope of practice, and philosophy. We provide our trained counselors with recommended material, but rely on a philosophy of responsibility for our specialists. Your experience and referrals will speak for themselves.
Requirements to Obtain Credential:
- Complete the Online Breastfeeding Counselor Series
- Complete the Online Breastfeeding Basics Seminar
- Complete the Online Final Exam Obtaining at Least 95%
- Read/Watch the 5 Required Resources (as outlined above) & Submit a 1-Page Summary on each Title
Obtain 2 Letters of recommendation from qualifying individuals which may include an IBCLC, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Certified Perinatal or Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Midwife, Obstetrition, or Esali Birth Specialist
Obtain 5 positive evaluations from clients you have counseled within 1 year (before or after) your enrolment date.