Available for in-home breastfeeding help in Spokane and North Idaho, including Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Newman Lake, Post Falls, Hayden, Coeur d’Alene (CDA) and the surrounding areas.
According to the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), “An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Inc. (www.iblce.org) under the direction of the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies. IBCLCs work in a wide variety of health care settings, including hospitals, pediatric offices, public health clinics, and private practice.”
IBCLCs undergo intensive training, including formal education, and (depending on their education and experience) must complete a pre-determined number of supervised clinical hours. After completing these requirements, potential IBCLCs are eligible to sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam. Upon successfully passing the examination, IBCLCs are certified by IBLCE as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
Visit IBLCE on the web to learn more: http://iblce.org/
It should be noted that an IBCLC is currently the only lactation professional certified by an organization accredited by the NCCA.
See Lactation Services for information regarding services offered,
including lactation consultations and free breastfeeding support groups
throughout Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and North Idaho, as well as online.
Find more breastfeeding resources to help with breastfeeding issues:
See Local Breastfeeding Resources, as well as a collection of
Online Breastfeeding Resources (listed by topic)
on our Breastfeeding Resources page.
Additionally, this site contains Breastfeeding Information
regarding breastfeeding during all stages of lactation.