What is an IBCLC?

An internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Upon completion of the education and clinical experience required to become an IBCLC, an exam must be written and passed. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Ongoing education is also a part of maintain the IBLC credential.  An IBCLC works in a wide variety of settings, providing leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research in the lactation field.

To confirm any Lactation Consultant’s certification visit the ICBLB website verification page.

(courtesy of: International Lactation Consultants’ Association www.ilca.org)


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