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Chest & Breastfeeding Support Certificate Training (Online/Live)

  • May 17, 2024
  • June 07, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • May 17, 2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • May 24, 2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • May 31, 2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 07, 2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Live/Online (Zoom)
  • 9


  • Registrants must attend all 4 online/live classes to receive the certificate of completion.
  • This ticket type registers you for our upcoming event as well as a 1-year associate membership with BCAPOP. You will receive a follow-up email after the payment to get your membership information.

    Registrants must attend all 4 online/live classes to receive the certificate of completion.
  • Registrants must attend all 4 online/live classes to receive the certificate of completion.


Are you looking for an opportunity to make a lifelong difference in the health of your community? A well-informed, client-centered supporter has the potential to influence the initiation, exclusivity and duration of chest/breastfeeding. Acquire practical skills to share with families on their chest/breastfeeding journey where learning and practice build confidence.

  • Set the scene for success – key prenatal information and preparation
  •  Starting strong – early initiation of chest/breastfeeding, skin-to-skin care and hand expression
  • Support self-efficacy – effective positioning, latching and thriving
  • Staying out of trouble - early challenges, feeding difficulties, how to manage low and abundant supply

Participants must attend online/live (classes will not be recorded). Only participants with full attendance will receive a Certificate of Completion for 10.75 hours of education.

Registration is limited to 30 people. 

Who should attend?

Professionals and helping peers who support pregnant, postpartum & newly parenting people.

Facilitated byMarianne BrophyIBCLC

 Marianne Brophy is a lactation consultant (IBCLC, 1990) working with breastfeeding families, peer supporters, doulas, and health care professionals. She has a private practice and facilitates a busy family resource centre-based breastfeeding and postpartum group. She is the recipient of the 2017 Catalyst of Change Award from the BC Association of Family Resource Programs.

She is a part-time instructor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Midwifery Program. She is co-author of Breastfeeding: Making a Difference Courses for Health Professionals and “train the trainer” courses for clinical educators in Canada. She taught the breastfeeding component for the BC Aboriginal Doula Pilot Program.

As a Baby-Friendly Initiative Consultant and Lead Assessor, Marianne supports systems level transformation and the implementation of evidence-based best practice. She leads hospital and community health facility Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation teams nationally, and is a past chair of the board of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC) and representative to the WHO/UNICEF Network for Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Coordinators in Industrialized Countries.

Marianne’s passion is providing accessible information to enhance confidence and self- efficacy in breastfeeding women and their care providers, thus promoting optimal breastfeeding and health outcomes for all families.

Payment Deadline
Due to limited space availability, payment must be received at the time of registration; otherwise, your pending registration will be cancelled.  If credit card payments create a barrier for access this educational opportunity, please email for alternative arranngements. 

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Reminder For Paid Virtual Event Registrations: Registration is for the paid registrant only, and is not be shared/viewed with non-registrants. BCAPOP reserves the right to invoice the paid registrant for any additional unpaid viewers using the paid registration.

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