Maternity Facility

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


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.


IBLCE and ILCA would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 IBCLC Care Award!

For the current list of award recipients please check the IBCLC Care Directory.


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.