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Training Scholarships Available Soon!

Lactation consultants (LCs) specialize in assisting and supporting breastfeeding mothers to ensure successful breastfeeding experiences.


  • $50,000 – $80,000/year
  • $70,000- $75,000/year in major cities- Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno


  • 14 health sciences credits to apply for exam. Of the 14 courses, 8 will need to come from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Clinical practice hours – 3 pathways
  • Board certification exam
  • 95 hours of lactation education, 5 hrs on communication skills
  • Requirements


  • 390-1000 hours

Training Providers

University of Las Vegas, NV
  • The Nevada Lactation Scholarship Program is collaborating with the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition, and Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition to increase lactation support by providing scholarships to students interested in professions as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, mid level lactation counselors, and peer support lactation individuals.
  • Black, Indigenous, and people of color are highly encouraged to apply!
  • UNLV’s application portal is currently under construction. Please reach out to Gabriela, for more information.

Career Choices & Growth

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), certified lactation educator (CLE), registered nurse, healthcare practitioner, midwife, physician, physical therapist, dietician, pharmacist

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