An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is an individual who qualifies by taking an independent examination, giving them the clinical skills and knowledge beyond that offered to most healthcare professionals.
To maintain the qualification, recertification is continued with 75 hrs of ongoing updating occuring every 5 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