My name is Crystal, and I am a Certified Lactation Counselor. I can tell you becoming a Lactation counselor is a piece of cake so I know you can become one too!
1. Take an online class at Healthy Children’s Project and pay $625. A required reading of The Pocket Guide for Lactation Management is $75 on their website or you can purchase it on Amazon for $50. They also give you the option to prepay the $120 fee for the following test;
2. Once you finish your class, a certificate of completion will be sent to the (ALPP) Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. From there, if you haven’t already prepaid with the Healthy Children’s Project, you will pay a test fee of $120.
3. The last step is to pass the test.
In all, you can become a Certified Lactation Counselor by paying $795 to $820 and passing a test.
Now that you’ve passed, you’ve got two options: start your own business or get hired. Just check out Jooble.org for current job openings and remote, work-from-home positions. That’s all there is to it! If you’ve got a passion for helping moms with breastfeeding and all things breastmilk-related, this is a wonderful fulfilling calling. And as I said, it’s super easy to become a lactation counselor.