Specialist training day: Protecting Infants in Emergencies in the Developed World

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  LCGB in collaboration with Safely Fed Canada, are pleased to announce a training day on 4th December in Islington, North London, for commissioners and frontline workers from Public Health, Local Resilience Forums, emergency planners, infant feeding leads, health visitors and midwives working with vulnerable populations and refugees, and all other interested parties including peer supporters, on Protecting Infants in Emergencies in the … Read More

Planning Your Route

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All candidates must choose a pathway from the IBLCE website to qualify. For more details about these pathways please see https://iblce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/candidate-information-guide-english.pdf Pathway 1 is the most commonly used in the UK by health professionals and peer supporters alike. Mentoring (Pathway 3) is not common practice in the UK at the moment. You may also find our quick guide to the … Read More

Pathway 1

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Looking to qualify as an IBCLC using Pathway 1? All candidates for pathway 1 must have 1000 contact hours with breastfeeding families and at least 90 hours of breastfeeding education in the 5 years before applying to sit the exam. Non health professionals also need to show they have learning in 14 health science subjects. For a full list of … Read More

Non-HCP Case Studies

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Case Study 1: Jane says “I have been involved in breastfeeding support for about 11 years, initially as a volunteer in a breastfeeding support group and then more recently as a paid peer supporter in a hospital running a post-natal telephone support service. I first became inspired to become an IBCLC by my manager at the hospital who was already … Read More

Health Background Courses

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Health background courses examples Non health professionals such as breastfeeding counsellors and peer supporters need to fulfil 8 ‘for credit’ health science courses and 6 ‘ongoing education’ courses in order to apply for the exam. Please see: http://iblce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/health-sciences-education-guide.pdf for full information. It is always worth considering if any of your previous qualifications, or modules from them, may fit the criteria.  … Read More