LCGB are keen to support aspiring IBCLCs and the growth of the profession in the UK, and we wish to provide support for you, so do join us as associate members and enjoy the many benefits and educational opportunities including reduced rates for our annual conference and other study days.

IBCLC candidates need to have a broad range & depth of lactation knowledge.

To qualify as an IBCLC you first need to fulfil entry requirements. There are three entry pathways, including pathways for registered health professionals and for those coming from other backgrounds, such as accredited breastfeeding counsellors. Both health professionals and non-health professionals need 90 lactation education hours and 1000 hours of clinical practice in the 5 years prior to exam entry. If you are not a registered health professional you will also need to satisfy some basic health education requirements. A third pathway involves mentoring.

For more information visit the exam board:

Remember to let us know when you have passed the IBLCE exam so that you can become recognised as a full member!