The Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) is a statewide resource for healthcare providers and organizations working to improve the care of nursing mothers and children.
OBRC is part of the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and partners with many state and community organizations. The OBRC team has helped OU Medical Center, OU Physicians, OU Children’s Physicians and the Stephenson Cancer Center achieve Oklahoma State Department of Health recognition as Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites.
In addition, OBRC has received the IBCLC Care Award from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association.

Please feel free to make use of anything you find on this site! With your commitment, together we can improve the health of our state by helping more mothers and babies successfully breastfeed.


Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center
(405) 271-6162
OBRC provides resources for health care providers to improve the care of breastfeeding families. Mothers and families seeking help for personal breastfeeding needs should call the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline at 877-271-MILK.
Rebecca "Becky" Mannel, BS, IBCLC, FILCA
Director, OBRC
(405) 271-4350
Petra Colindres, MA, RDN/LD, IBCLC
Assistant Director, OBRC
(405) 271-3814

Oklahoma Breastfeeding Events

Train the Trainer Course

We are so excited that you expressed interest to become a trainer for BCEP (Breastfeeding: A Continuing Education Program). Our first BCEP Train the Trainer seminar is October 25th, and is a full day seminar that will be held at the Samis Education Center at the University of Oklahoma.

We hope that you can join us!

BCEP is an evidenced based practice that encourages an multidisciplinary and team-building approach to education. BCEP is also able to provide 22 hours of continuing education for nursing credit.* BCEP’s lactation specific education is valuable to all healthcare providers in a variety of settings. Whether you are a clinic or a health department, this course will help teach you the physiology of breastfeeding and how to help support at your place of work and throughout your community.

Trainers help facilitate this program at specific locations/regions, as well as sign off on the skills demonstration pieces that is necessary for the full 22 hours. As a newly designated trainer, you will prove to be invaluable to your healthcare staff.  Facilities that have implemented the BCEP program have increased breastfeeding initiation and duration rates within their area. Think of the impact you will be able to provide as you help your staff through this program!

The Train the Trainer Seminar cost is $275, which provides:

  •           8 hour training seminar
  •           Self-guided BCEP Book
  •           Trainer manual

We accept by cash, card or an invoice can billed to your hospital.

If you’re interested in finding out more information, or if you would like to sign up for the class, please email the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource team at Our team has opened up some time over the next few weeks to talk to facilities interested in the BCEP program.

Hope to hear from you soon- and please reach out with any questions.

*NOTE* 22 hours nursing education can be used for CERP (IBCLC) and CEUs (RD) continuing education.