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Old 08-12-2013, 05:11 AM   #1
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Lactation consultant?

Is anyone here a lactation consultant? I would love to learn about the path to becoming one and what the job opportunities are like if anyone has any knowledge. Thanks!!


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Old 08-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Me too!!! I know that these days it's pretty much impossible to do unless you are an RN, most hospitals won't hire you unless you are both. I also know it requires a lot of clinical hours, most get them through working as an RN or La Leche League Leader.
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Re: Lactation consultant?

go to the IBCLC website and read about the different pathways options. And keep in mind that while IBCLC is considered the gold standard by some, there are other organizations that provide accreditation and support.
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i hope you find some good resources- in my experience a good lactation consultant is worth her weight in gold! i had to have tons of coaching with my first little one and i am so thankful for all the ideas she had to offer .
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