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Want to Become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?
We need dedicated professionals advocating and assisting families as they provide human milk to their babies. This is my perspective (link to my bio) as one who has worked for Women Infant and Children (WIC), as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), as a Breastfeeding Educator (Hospital/Inpatient), in various Hospital settings, as a mother to mother peer Breastfeeding Counselor and as a Pathway 3 IBCLC now in Private Practice. This is what you need to know to make the best decision for you and your family.
Read about all the Pathways and requirements here www.lactationtraining.com.
Search https://www.indeed.com/ for jobs - do a local search and then cast a wide net so you get a big picture.
Read Breastfeeding USA becoming a Breastfeeding Counselor https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/becoming-breastfeeding-counselor or La Leche League Leader https://www.llli.org/get-involved/.
Google search and read about becoming an RN and/or pick another healthcare field that may be of interest.
Learn about private practice and operating a business https://paperlesslactation.com/store/lactation-private-practice-from-start-to-strong.
IBCLE and our Associations
International Board of Lactation Examiners https://iblce.org/
International Lactation Consultant Association https://www.ilca.org/why-ibclc/ibclc
United States Lactation Consultant Association https://uslca.org/
Becoming an IBCLC & Beyond, Want to be an IBCLC? or Lactogenesis II are a few of many facebook groups.
Start attending your local and state breastfeeding coalition (http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/) groups. It's a great way to advocate, network and learn more!
Do you have more questions you want to ask an IBCLC ? Happy to help!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can setup a time to chat for 30 minutes via phone or Google Meets. $35.00 payable via Square Up at the start of the chat.