Resources to Facilitate Insurance Coverage for Your Lactation Consultation

IBCLC stands for Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Role of the IBCLC | Position Paper | Study of the Importance of IBCLC

There have been many official statements that equate standard breastfeeding care with the IBCLC (European Commission, 2004; US Department of Health and Human Services, 2011, World Health Organization, 2003) and the 2011 Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Support Breastfeeding, which states, “International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are the only health care professionals certified in lactation care.” And the The 2013 statement by the American Public Health Association.

Secondary Resources:

The following can be helpful if you need to appeal to a higher level at your insurance company.


We hope that if your insurance company denies coverage of the cost of a lactation consultation, that you will still find the services of a lactation consultant invaluable.


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