Clinical Mentorship with Dr Shacchee

Clinical Mentorship with Dr Shacchee includes –

  1. Mentorship by Dr Shacchee
  2. Clinical exposure / Working with Breastfeeding families in Hospital via Clinical Lactation Internship Program (CLIP)

 (CLIP) is a Certificate program designed and mentored by Dr Shacchee Baweja at BLK-MAX Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi.

Mentorship Goals:

  • To help lactation professionals accrue Lactation Education hours and Lactation specific practise hours
  • To help lactation professionals acquire practical clinical skills working in community, clinic and hospital settings


  1. Learning opportunity with an experienced IBCLC
  2. Exposure to a wide range of clinical cases
  3. Learning opportunity for advanced clinical skills (TOTS, Preterm and NICU Babies, Babies with varied medical and surgical conditions )
  4. Lactation specific education hours
  5. Lactation specific clinical Practice hours.


  • Duration:
    • 3 months
    • 6  hours per day and 6  Days per week (36 hours a week)

Along with the regular sessions with Dr Shacchee, the candidates will initially shadow and then will be involved in clinical work based on their certifications and clinical efficiency.

  • Batch Size:  4 students per batch maximum
  • Eligibility
    • Graduates of Certified Lactation/ breastfeeding training courses, For example: IYCF/ BPNI, CAPPA India, ACLP/ CLP, CLEC
    • Other breastfeeding courses with approval of the Course Director
    • Candidates already enrolled in any other lactation breastfeeding course can also apply, however, preference will be given to those who have already completed their coursework.
    • People appearing for the IBLCE Exam (International Lactation Board Exam) can also apply.
  • COURSE FEE INR 15000/- (Includes Mentorship fee and Internship fee)
  • Admission Procedure
    • Application to Course Director (Form link below)
    • Interview of suitable candidates

     Curriculum Outline

Practice Tool Box
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Unlearning Stuff/ Listening without Judgement
  • Documentation and its significance
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • How & When to Refer
  • Building up your teams
  • Learning Medical Terminology
  • Learning to Read Researches
  • Understanding & Working with the whole family
  • Building Rapport
  • Understanding your scope of practice
Lactation Specific Education
  • 1. Antenatal Breastfeeding Support
    • Counselling, guidance and assessment
    • Interns will learn how and what to discuss with families prior to the childbirth
    • Topics covered:
      • Recommendations and guidelines
      • Benefits of breastfeeding for baby
      • Benefits of breastfeeding for family
      • Benefits for the family
      • Risks of formula
      • Basic skills for breastfeeding
      • Normal infant behaviour 
      • Maternal diet and nutrition
      • What to expect during initial days
      • How to talk to your health care providers
      • Significance of having a Plan B
      • Anticipatory guidance
  • 2. Postpartum/ Post Birth Immediate Lactation Support
    • Initiating breastfeeding in all babies (vaginal deliveries/ cesarean sections) within 1 hour of birth.
    • Teaching families early signs of hunger
    • Teaching families how to latch babies in different positions.
    • Assessing latch and milk transfer
    • Overcoming initial day challenges
    • Myths
    • Nipple injuries
    • Milk supply challenges
    • Latching issues
    • Engorgement
  • 3. NICU Lactation Support
    • Working with families in maintaining their milk supply and providing their baby with breastmilk in case of separation (due to prematurity, low birth weight, baby challenges, maternal challenges etc)
    • Breast milk expression (manual, breast pump)
    • Storage and transport of breastmilk practical considerations.
    • Transitioning baby from breastmilk feeding to breastfeeding.
  • 4. Post Discharge Lactation Support
    • Nipple injuries
    • Low weight gain
    • Latch issues
    • Milk supply issues
    • Torticollis and breastfeeding
    • Oral restrictions and breastfeeding
  • 5. Special Situations
    • Multiples
    • Non-latching baby
    • Jaundice
    • Late preterm babies
    • Maternal illnesses and medication

For Application form CLICK HERE or Fill the form below..

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