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Old 12-13-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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I'm really interested in becoming a IBCLC ( yes I know it takes time and plan to get my bachlors). I would like to do a course in the mean time to have something to say I know my stuff while I'm working on the actual college part . So I've looked online and found a few courses so I'd like to know if anyone else has taken them or heard of them .

certified lactation educator
http://www.breastfeeding-education.com/

http://cappa.net/lactation.asp#Distance_CLE

certified Lactation counselor

http://www.healthychildren.cc/CLC.HTM

Any suggestions would be awesome
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #3
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Re: lactation consultant vs counselor

Hm, the IBCLC is more than just time and a degree, unfortunately. There are service/health hours involved -- either mega mega volunteer (I think it is the equiv of 10 years as a LLL leader) or being a doctor or something of the like. Maybe nursing counts?

It is really too bad -- something I'd be very interested in as well.

I'd imagine one of those counselor type certifications would allow you to work in a lesser capacity, though, which isn't ideal but would be much much easier!
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Yea depending on the degree you have already decides how many contact hours you have to do . Its alot of info to take in for sure . I really upsets me tho that the only people I can ever get to answer my questions try to make it sound like its a life long ammount of work , I mean I know its gonna take time , I'm not thinking I'm gonna be able to do it in a small period of time ( like 1 week like these small courses) But I know it can be done ina reasonable amt of time if you actually have the time . I feel like every time I ask online about it the people who are actualy IBCLCs' are really negitive about it and seem to discourage people by saying dont bother . Its kinda sad . I dont know if they are saying not to bother with becoming BC ( which is important to me ) or if they are saying dont bother in general . Its almost like a compitition thing and thats sad
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