What is an IBCLC?

An IBCLC qualified Lactation Consultant is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  This is an international qualification that indicates you are being supported by a lactation professional. Gaining this qualification involves practice hours, education, and an exam.  It is necessary to re-sit the exam every 10 years and engage in ongoing professional development to maintain the qualification.  

A Lactation Consultant is a professional qualified in supporting the mother/baby dyad.

There are 28 thousand IBCLC in 105 countries around the world. To verify that your Lactation Consultant holds current IBCLC you can check the International IBCLC registry .