Can you describe your work, to a total stranger, in the time it takes to ride an elevator?
“I’m an IBCLC. It’s the essential credential for lactation support.”
“IBCLCs empower women, and save babies’ lives.”
Why, you wonder, would an IBCLC ever need something like that?
Because it means IBCLCs around the world can promote and advocate for our credential (and jobs!) …. starting right now, today. ILCA has nearly 6,000 members around the world; there are nearly 23,000 IBCLC certificants worldwide. That is a powerful grassroots force, promoting “what IBCLCs do,” in a marketplace that is very confused about who all the different breastfeeding helpers are.