The BMC Breastfeeding Equity Center manages multiple training opportunities and is working to expand these educational offerings both within BMC/Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and in our wider community. Our goal is to help health professionals provide evidence-based care to lactating patients, and to support people from all backgrounds in becoming trained in lactation support. We currently manage a medical student breastfeeding elective and have OB and FM residents attend clinic sessions. We also provide didactic and simulation center training for BMC residents. If you are a resident, student, or other trainee in any field at BMC/BU, do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss learning opportunities. 

Our goal is that with expanded clinical lactation services we can host more learners, particularly community members/staff from under-represented groups similar to our patient population.


BU 4th year elective website with information about the Breastfeeding Medicine Elective

The Lactation College: Online content in English and Spanish to help those studying for the IBCLC exam, free or a small fee. Created by BEC founder and BU Professor, Dr. Bobbi Phillip. 

Primary Care Breastfeeding Medicine Course for Physicians and Other Providers is a great overview and is available at a low cost ($15) for medical students. IABLE also offers other courses on breastfeeding for health providers: