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After years of practising as a Breastfeeding counsellor and plenty of study days and studying at home I finally plugged up the courage in 2010 to sit the 6 hour exam (not my favourite part) and become an IBCLC. This is an official definition of what that means:
What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?
Recognized the world over as possessing the only standardized, board certified lactation credential available
Knowledgeable about up-to-date evidence-based practices in lactation as demonstrated through a rigorous exam process
Experienced in a wide variety of complex breastfeeding situations
Competent to assist mothers with establishing and sustaining breastfeeding, even in the midst of difficulties and high-risk situations that can arise
Sensitive to the needs of both mothers and children as they work to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals
Ethical in their practice, abiding by Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics and working within a defined Scope of Practice
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On the following two pages I will explain how I work and what is included in the scope of my private practice.