The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is proud to offer Color-Filled Breastfeeding: Clinical Lactation Training Program to Kansas residents. 

This program provides hands-on experience in clinical lactation management. Once admitted to the program, students will be paired with an experienced IBCLC mentor at local healthcare facilities, health departments, and private practice settings in Kansas. Through the program, students will have the opportunity to gain exposure to and experience with the clinical competencies set forth by IBLCE, mastering skills and gaining the hands-on experience required to sit for the IBCLC exam.

Program Eligibility & Requirements:

Application requirements include:

Commitment to complete 500-1000 hours (depending on the IBLCE pathway) of clinical lactation hours over 15-18 months.
Proof of completion of 90 hours of education in human lactation and breast/chestfeeding and 5 hours of communication education within the last 5 years
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Interview with Clinical Placement Committee

The clinical training program fee is $1,500 per individual, plus the cost of professional liability insurance, background check, and required immunizations. 

A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals in Kansas from underrepresented groups in skilled lactation professions.

If accepted into the program, the following is required prior to clinical placement (details given upon acceptance):
1. Health screening/clearance
2. Criminal background check
3. OIG Sanction Trace
4. Proof of malpractice insurance coverage
5. Seasonal flu shot/declaration of religious exemption
6. Proof of TB screening
7. Immunization Records (including COVID-19, MMR, varicella, Hep B, TDaP)
8. Pathway pre-approval from IBLCE (KBC will provide assistance with this)
9. Completion of HIPAA training, Universal Precautions & Infection Control, Medical Documentation, Medical Terminology, Professional Ethics, Basic Life Support (BLS)

Application Process:

Application packages consist of this online form, a resume, two (2) letters of recommendation, and proof of completion of a 90-hour didactic lactation education program (a certificate of completion will suffice).

Application packages are accepted on a rolling basis.

Submission Requirements:

Note: All items MUST be submitted before being considered. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

1) Answer questions in this application. You are not able to save your application. Please have everything ready to complete the application in one sitting. View/Download the Application template here 
2) Upload your resume, two (2) letters of recommendation, and proof of completion of a 95-hour didactic lactation education program in this application as a PDF or Word document.
3) Submit!

Questions about the application process may be directed to