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Maternity FacilityThe 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.

IBLCE and ILCA are thrilled to announce 94 successful recipients of the 2013 IBCLC Hospital-Based Care Award!

Congratulations to these Maternity Hospitals, Birthing Facilities, and Birthing Services, who hire and employ International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) as part of their commitment to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Currently approved facilities are listed on the Directory page. See which facilities are listed in your area!

2014 IBCLC Community-Based Care Award Application is Now Closed.

2014 award recipients will announced at the end of May, 2014.

Currently approved facilities are listed on the Directory page. See which facilities are listed in your area!.

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.