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    Just Published: Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, Third Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 20, 2012 3:54:00 PM

    Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, Third EditionAre you a lactation consultant or preparing for certification? We just published a new edition of the ultimate reference for the entire lactation professional’s career from IBLCE certification through clinical practice. Developed by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice, Third Edition is the essential guide to prepare for International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

    Based on the most current evidence base for practice, it includes four new chapters:

    • Normal Infant Behavior
    • Change Management
    • Developing and Managing a Hospital Lactation Service
    • Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Child

    New to this edition are figures of breast anatomy and infant suckling and sections on mentoring future lactation consultants, protecting against chronic disease for the lactating mother, and breastfeeding late preterm infants. Incorporated throughout is a new code of professional conduct for IBCLCs, updated photos, and references.

    Interested in learning more? Visit our website today.

    About ILCA

    The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding; you can join at anytime and do not need to be an IBCLC to become a member. For more information about ILCA, visit


    Topics: New Edition, breastfeeding, IBCLC, IBLCE, lactation, lactation consultant, IBLCE exam blueprint, lactation specialist

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