Quote from tulip928
I was in NICU for a year and a half, but didn't get to work with the moms very much at all regarding the breastmilk/pumping aspect. Although my nursing license is still active, right now I'm working as a postpartum doula in which I do a lot of one-on-one teaching and support with breastfeeding. I was reading the guidelines - I would have to be under supervision of someone, so I'm thinking maybe (?) I could coordinate with a certified consultant through the local LaLeche League for documenting myself (?). What do you think?
I'm not CMCRN but I'm also an IBCLC. I don't think your regular bf counseling hours have to be directly supervised; for instance I got most of my hours from being a bf group leader & those are not directly supervised.
They did have a pathway that was for people who were in sort of an apprenticeship situation but that pathway (F) is "not available while it is being assessed".
You could ask but I sort of doubt that you could "coordinate with a certified consultant through the local LaLeche League" for documenting your hours unless you decided to actually pursue LLL leadership (which is a way that a lot of people get their hours - the last I knew they give 500/year for Leader work, if it is something you are at all interested in).
If you are a doula, the IBLCE may consider your credentialing body or your contact there to be your "supervision" if that is the route by which you provide bf counseling. I would just call the IBLCE up and ask them. I am sure they've had doulas sit the exam and they would know how to answer your questions and you'd be getting the answers from the source
Also, it sounds like maybe you did read it but you may find more info in the Candidate Info Guide here: http://www.iblce.org/documents.htm
I don't know if that helped any but feel free to ask if I might be able to answer any other questions or you can also pm me