life as an IBCLC

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Becoming an IBCLC

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is how to become a lactation consultant.  The term “lactation consultant” is not trademarked.  Since anyone can use it, it is important to understand the differences in specific trainings and certifications, as the difference is huge.  The Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition has good information on the different credentials.  IBCLCs (International Board Certified […]

You Know You’re the Child of a Lactation Consultant When…

  • While looking at pictures in a farm book, you point out the picture of the cow “breastfeeding” her baby.
  • Your stuffed animals are lined up on your bedroom floor so you can teach them how to “hand express.”
  • The Breastfeeding Atlas has been your bedtime storybook at least a few times.
  • Your friend is a bit horrified to learn that the […]
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