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CLC with no personal experience

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dnij dnij (New) New Nurse

Hey all,

I decided to finally pursue my CLC certification. When I mention this to family, I get negative comments regarding me not having kids and that limiting how well I will be able to help patients. The way I see it, is that I don't have most of the medical conditions my patients have but I am able to provide great care for my patients still. I feel like this would apply to lactation as well? I purchased the Pocket Guide for Lactation Management. Any other suggestions for books or supplies?

labordude, BSN, RN

Specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation. Has 15 years experience.

They are incorrect and this will help you, especially if it's something of interest to you. I have the pocket guide, but I don't have or use any other books. For reference on medications I use Hale's Medications and Mother's Milk as well as LactMed. Get the apps (they're free!).

Sidenote: What would they think of me? I'm a dude and I've been a CLC for 12 years!

WOW!! Thank you for the inspiring post and recommendations!

LibraSunCNM, MSN

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience.

On 6/14/2020 at 1:14 PM, labordude said:

They are incorrect and this will help you, especially if it's something of interest to you. I have the pocket guide, but I don't have or use any other books. For reference on medications I use Hale's Medications and Mother's Milk as well as LactMed. Get the apps (they're free!).

Sidenote: What would they think of me? I'm a dude and I've been a CLC for 12 years!

Exactly! That means men could never, by their definition, work in lactation. Silliness. The CLC is a great program I recommend to anyone working in women's health as a solid foundation for breastfeeding knowledge.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

1 hour ago, LibraSunCNM said:

Exactly! That means men could never, by their definition, work in lactation. Silliness.

Or that men could never work in obstetrics, period.

All of your comments are so true. The logic is just silly! Thanks for the input 🙂