What is an IBCLC?

We are a group of experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) with over 60 years of combined service of helping breastfeeding families.   IBCLCs are health care professionals.  All of the lactation consultants in our group know and understand what challenges come with being a new mom. We provide considerate, non-judgmental, expert and professional assistance with breastfeeding. We are here for you!

What is an IBCLC?

This is the highest level of education and achievement that a person can have in professional lactation expertise.   During preparation to become an IBCLC, a candidate must have a minimum of 1,000 documented hours of counseling breastfeeding mothers, education in the following areas:  breastfeeding management, human anatomy, human physiology, biology, pharmacology, infant and child growth and development, maternal health, nutrition, cultural anthropology, research, psychology, communication skills, counseling, CPR, medical terminology, medical documentation, universal safety precautions, infection control, professional ethics, legal ethics and more.  In addition, the IBCLC candidate must have a university degree, obtain over 1,000 lactation specific clinical hours  and complete a minimum of 90 hours in lactation specific and related education.  This is all before she is eligible to take a rigorous exam for credentialing.  Post passing the exam, she must re-certify every 5 years through exam or 75 hours of additional lactation specific and related education.   IBCLSs are passionate, compassionate and knowledgeable.

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