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Anyone can call themselves a "lactation consultant" however only approved providers that have completed the onerous certification process can use the title IBCLC. At Maternal Health Niagara we believe in accountability to our clients, therefore we only have an IBCLC,
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®)
IBCLCs have health sciences education, an additional 90 hours of lactation specific education, hundreds of hours of direct clinical one to one breastfeeding counselling experience, and must pass an international board exam. IBCLC’s must re-certify every 5 years and adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct.
Having the right support is key to making this happen. Breast/chest feeding is not a one-size fits all approach. Everything that is unique to you and your baby as it relates to feeding is considered and a plan customized to your unique needs and goals.
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