You may be wondering what these initials stand for and what help they may be for you and your new baby. CLC stands for Certified lactation counselor. A CLC identifies a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills,  knowledge, and attitudes to provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation.

IBCLC stands for International board certified lactation consultant. An IBCLC provides expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promotes changes that support breastfeeding and helps reduce the risks of not breastfeeding. They are health care professionals that serve as supporting hands for the parents who are struggling with complex and common problems surrounding breastfeeding.

Both certifications require several hours of training and passing certification exams. They also both can work in many different environments from home settings to clinics and hospitals. #CLC #IBCLC #breastfeeding #lactationconsultant #newborns

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