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    Happy IBCLC Day!

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 7, 2012 4:17:15 PM

    Today the world is celebrating IBCLCs. This year’s theme is “IBCLCs Make an Impact” to highlight how the expertise of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) can make a difference in the health and well-being of children and their mothers.

    To show our appreciation, we’d like to offer 20% off any Jones & Bartlett Learning lactation or breastfeeding title. Simply use Coupon Code IBCLCDAY at checkout to apply the discount. Don’t delay; the offer expires on 03/09/2012. Order online at

    Not sure which title to choose? Try one of these!

    Legal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLCLegal and Ethical Issues for the IBCLC
    Elizabeth C. Brooks, JD, IBCLC
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-1503-1
    Paperback | 350 pages | © 2013






    Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Second EditionSupporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Second Edition
    Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-4736-0
    Paperback | 408 pages | © 2013






    Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Third EditionComprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Third Edition
    Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-0346-5
    Paperback | 310 pages | © 2011






    According to Cathy Carothers, President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA),

    “How an infant is fed can have a lifelong impact on their health. Mother’s milk helps develop a strong immune system that can respond to fight off infections. The rising incidence of obesity and diabetes will have a major impact on health, and both these conditions are more likely to develop in children and in mothers when babies are not breastfed. IBCLCs make an impact on the quality of breastfeeding care provided by health services where they are employed and thus an impact for children and mothers.”

    There are currently more than 25,000 IBCLCs in 90 countries worldwide who are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners under the direction of the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for IBCLCs and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA’s mission is to advance the profession of lactation consulting worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.

    What are you doing to celebrate IBCLC Day?

    Topics: breastfeeding, IBCLC, lactation consultant, IBCLC Day, lactation specialist, breastfeeding

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