Become a Certified Lactation Counselor!

Breastfeed Chicago is happy to offer three (3) partial scholarships for CLC training opportunities in 2018! These $120 scholarships will enable three (3) of our members to receive partial financial support while pursuing the CLC through Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding.

Deadline: Application is due by March 30, 2018.

Breastfeed Chicago will provide $120 scholarships to three (3) of our members  living in the greater Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana area who enroll in one of three Healthy Children trainings provided locally this year:

June 11-15 in Naperville, IL
October 15-19 in Naperville, IL
December 10-14 in Oak Park, IL

Scholarship recipients will be notified in early April. At that time, applicants should register for their selected training and forward their Healthy Children CLC training payment confirmation to to receive scholarship payment.

Preference will be given to scholarship applicants who plan to use their CLC training to work supporting breastfeeding mothers of color and/or breastfeeding mothers in low-income communities.

If you have any questions about the 2018 Breastfeed Chicago CLC Training Scholarship, please reach out to us at at any time during the application process. 

Thank you for your interest in helping to make Chicago the most breastfeeding-friendly city in the nation!

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* 1. Please enter your contact information below.

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* 2. Which CLC training session do you plan to register for?

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* 3. Please tell us about your own breastfeeding experiences. How many children do you have? How long have you breastfed each child? What challenges and triumphs have you experienced while nursing your child(ren)?

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* 4. Do you have experience supporting breastfeeding parents in a personal or professional capacity? Please describe how you have helped other nursing parents (friends, family, coworkers, clients, etc) briefly below. Please also explain why it is important to you to offer breastfeeding support to others.

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* 5. Please take a moment to read over the scope and practice of a CLC here:

Tell us which competencies, skills and knowledge you are most excited to gain from this CLC training? What are you hoping to learn through this 45 hour course? Why do these areas of focus interest you?

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* 6. Tell us about how the CLC training will help you to reach your personal and professional goals (Note: Preference will be given to candidates who plan to use their CLC training to work supporting breastfeeding mothers of color and/or breastfeeding mothers in low-income communities).

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* 7. Are you willing and able to provide a brief reflection to Breastfeed Chicago after the CLC training outlining your experience?