An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional with clinical expertise and skill in breastfeeding and lactation management. An IBCLC works with healthcare providers, mother-to-mother peers, certified lactation counselors and other lactation supporters to ensure mothers and families meet their breastfeeding goals.
Rhode Island has a number of IBCLCs working within our state's birthing hospitals, healthcare centers, social service programs, and private practices. Contact your local WIC clinic (health.ri.gov/find/wicagencies) or Home Visiting provider (health.ri.gov/find/firstconnectionsproviders) to find one in your town.
Did an IBCLC help you, or someone you know, be successful at breastfeeding? Take a moment to say thank you!