What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?
This is an international certificate denoting the highest quality education in the field. To become an IBCLC I took over 150 educational hours as well as 2500 hours of supervised work with mothers and babies. This was followed by an exam. The credential is recertified every 5 years either by exam or educational hours. IBCLC’s are trained in clinical-based research, we adhere to a strict code of ethics as well as guidelines established by the AAP and the World Health Organization.