An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an individual who, by qualifying for and taking an independent examination, possesses the necessary skills, knowledge to provide quality breastfeeding assistance to mothers and babies.

To maintain the qualification, re-certification needs to occur every 5 years and the exam retaken every 10 years.

An IBCLC can work either as a health professional, a volunteer or in private practice.

There are more than 16,000 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in 57 countries across the world. For more information visit the links page

Tongue-tie Practitioners should be a registered nurse, midwife, doctor or dentist and have been trained to undertake tongue tie divison by a recognised centre such as Southampton Genreal Hospital with Mervyn Griffiths and Carloyn Wescott