breastFeeding Lactation Support

IBCLC – The “Gold Standard”

IBLCE is the global authority that determines the knowledge of Practitioners in Lactation and Breastfeeding care. IBCLCs are essential members of the Maternal-Child Health Team who protect, promote and support Breastfeeding to benefit women, children and families worldwide. The IBCLC Credential is the premier and only Certification for Lactation Consultants.

IBCLC International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

IBLCE Breaking News

IBCLC Certification Program Reaccredited by NCCA Marks 26 years of continuous NCCA accreditation The International Board of Lactation Consultation Examiners® (IBLCE®) is pleased to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) recently reaccredited IBLCE’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification program. The NCCA Standards for …

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Breastfed timeline at birth

Breastfeeding Linked with Healthier Babies and Healthier Mothers

Breastfeeding is linked with healthier babies and healthier Mothers – and you might be surprised how far the benefits extend! Breastfeeding is critical to the proper development of a baby’s jaw, dental health and airway. There are few things in the world of nutrition research that have such conclusive results as breastfeeding. The evidence is …

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Breastfeeding timeline 16 month old

Breastfeeding Is a Contact Sport!

In the United States, sports are big news. From neighborhood soccer clubs to professional football leagues, sports dominate advertising and the media, attract a lot of money and resources, and hold a generally positive image in society. Why doesn’t breastfeeding get the same attention? Coach Linda Smith’s session “Breastfeeding Is a Contact Sport” took a …

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It pays to breastfeed!

I saw an interesting article a few weeks ago about a government plan in Britain to pay mothers to breastfeed! Britain has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world. It seems the practice is more commonly accepted by those in affluent areas of the country but is limited in poorer areas. The trial …

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