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The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) present the

IBCLC CARE AWARD

For Hospitals, Birthing Facilities, and Birthing Services (Hospital-Based) and Community-Based Agencies!

Recognizing maternity and community-based facilities worldwide that hire currently certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certificants. For general information about the IBCLC Care Award, visit the Award page.



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2015 IBCLC Care Award Announces New Dates

The 2015 IBCLC Hospital-Based Care Award and Community-Based Care Award will be accepting applications Monday, January 12, 2015 through Friday February 20, 2015.

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What is an IBCLC?

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLC certificants are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) by passing a rigorous examination. The examination program is accredited by the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). IBCLC certificants work in a wide variety of health care settings including hospitals, pediatric offices, public health clinics, and private practice.

Facilities That Hire IBCLCs!

IBLCE and ILCA continue to recognize hospitals, birthing facilities, and birthing services that have currently certified IBCLC certificants on staff and a dedicated lactation program. The IBCLC Care Directory currently lists Hospital-Based Facilities and Community-Based Agencies that have received the award.

See criteria for each award under the specific award link.