Does anyone know about lactation consulting?

  1. I plan on going to graduate school to become a nurse midwife. And I thought it would be a good idea for my to get my certification in lactation consulting. Are there any nurses out there that are lactation consultants? If so how did you get started? I'm trying to find out how to go about getting my contact hours and where I go to take the exam. If anyone can give me any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dawngloves
    The LCs I know were already RNs in L&D and got their certification. They do it part time and work the floor part time.
    HTH!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    visit: www.ibcle.org the official website of International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants. There you should find info on become a certified consultant. You do not have to be a nurse or licensed medical professional to do this. Doulas, and LLL people do it, too. Good luck!!!!!
  5. by   fedupnurse
    Sorry but I can't resist. Check out the "I just saw this on Good Morning America thread". I definetly wouldn't ask that nutjob who still "nurses" her 8 year old for any advice!!!!
  6. by   mark_LD_RN
    i am a certified lactation consultant go mine through IBEA i will try to find the exact info and post it as soon as i can. I am also working on becoming a CNM
  7. by   mark_LD_RN
    check out these web sites: www.lactationeducationconsultants.com
    and
    www.ibLce.org

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