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Lactation Consultant

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After years of practising as a Breastfeeding counsellor and plenty of study days and studying at home I finally plugged up the courage in 2010 to sit the 6 hour exam (not my favourite part) and become an IBCLC. This is an official definition of what that means:

What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?

  • Recognized the world over as possessing the only standardized, board certified lactation credential available
  • Knowledgeable about up-to-date evidence-based practices in lactation as demonstrated through a rigorous exam process
  • Experienced in a wide variety of complex breastfeeding situations
  • Competent to assist mothers with establishing and sustaining breastfeeding, even in the midst of difficulties and high-risk situations that can arise
  • Sensitive to the needs of both mothers and children as they work to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals
  • Ethical in their practice, abiding by Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics and working within a defined Scope of Practice

For more information visit the following websites:

http://www.ilca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

http://www.lcgb.org/

On the following two pages I will explain how I work and what is included in the scope of my private practice.

Information for parents

http://petrah.co.uk/information%20for%20parents

Information for health professionals

http://petrah.co.uk/Information%20for%20health%20professionals

Telephone: 07757 407 075