What is an IBCLC?
The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential identifies a knowledgeable and experienced member of the maternal-child health team who has specialized skills in breastfeeding management and care. The IBLCE certification program offers the only credential in lactation consulting and is available globally.
IBCLCs have passed a rigorous examination that demonstrates the ability to provide competent, comprehensive lactation and breastfeeding care. Attainment of the IBCLC credential signifies that the practitioner has demonstrated competence to:
• They work together with mothers to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems
• Collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive care that supports, protects and promotes breastfeeding
• Encourage a social environment that supports breastfeeding families
• Educate families, health professionals and policy makers about the far-reaching and long-lasting value of breastfeeding as a global public health imperative.