What exactly is a lactation consultant?
A lactation consultant is a health care professional who provides evidence based information and support to help with breastfeeding related issues.
What does IBCLC mean?
International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) has passed a fully accredited examination set by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Prerequisites for the board examination include thousands of hours of clinical work and dozens of educational credits in Anatomy & Physiology, Cultural Diversity, Psychology & Counseling, Child Development, Nutrition. The IBLCE certification is recognized as the Gold Standard for health professionals working with breastfeeding women, and all IBCLCs are required to adhere to IBLCE’s Professional Standards.