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Why does it take so long to get my IBLCE exam results?

You sat the IBLCE exam recently, and are now counting the (many long) days until your exam results are available. Your friend who sat for her boards to become a registered nurse could access unofficial results in two days! We regularly get asked why it takes so long to get your results for the IBLCE exam, so we asked Angela Love-Zaranka, BA, IBCLC,...

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The IBCLC May Be Closer Than You Think!

So many people who are excited about working in the lactation field begin by earning a certification like Certified Lactation Educator, Certified Lactation Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, LER’s own Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, or one of the many other “mid-level”, shorter lactation trainings out t...

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Credential Confusion!

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) has announced their plans for a new lactation support credential. The IBLCE is the organization that currently offers the certification credential for lactation consultants, the gold standard in lactation credentials, the IBCLC. The new credential will provide; a credential for those...

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And the winners are!

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Lactation Education Resources has conducted it second annual Scholarship competition and we are pleased to congratulate the winners! Drum roll here please…………. Shlonda Smith  Augusta GA “After obtaining my IBCLC, my goal is to help all moms with breastfeeding support with a special emphasis on protection/promotion/support among women of color....

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All IBCLC staff!

I just got home from the AWHONN conference in Orlando.  We heard speakers talk about their plans to have an all IBCLC staff on their maternity units.  Now that is an exciting idea and what a great benefit for all of the breastfeeding mothers.   Expert help, at hand, whenever needed! Other speakers talked about a mix of skills.&n...

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Training the next generation

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As I look back on an almost 30 year career as a lactation consultant, I have witnessed a huge amount of change for the support of breastfeeding. It is heartening to see support from every corner; the federal, state and local governments, professional organizations, workplaces, and the Affordable Care Act. Even new mothers are better informed and mo...

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