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Why choose an IBCLC?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

What is an IBCLC? Well....... (skip to the end for the short version)

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (that's why we shorten it!).

Protecting, Promoting, Supporting


We are:

  • Highly experienced

  • Highly trained

  • Highly qualified

  • Highly professional

  • Highly motivated

(getting the theme here?)

What do we know? (LOTS!)

  • Anatomy and physiology of adults and infants

  • Medical concerns related to parent/baby

  • Policy regarding infant feeding

  • Many, many, many tips and tricks for resolving common breastfeeding issues

How did we get here?

  • 14 Compulsory Health Sciences

  • 90+ hours of lactation specific education

  • 1000+ hours of experience (that's 125 full working days! Commonly voluntary!)

  • Communications experience

  • The exam! 4 hours! Phew!

  • Recertification every 5 years with another 75 hours of continuing learning.

Why you may need us:

  • Breastfeeding difficulties

  • Thrush/Mastitis

  • Pain during feeds

  • Weight Gain issues

  • Tongue Tie support

  • Appropriate supplemental feeding (formula)

  • Reassurance

  • Education

Ultimately we are health professionals who have trained to support the management of breast/chest feeding.......

Basically, we know boobs.

Thanks for reading!

Amy (IBCLC, Lactation Cymru)

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