Currently I am on maternity leave through summer 2021. When I return to practice, know that my practice is quite part-time and I already have several virtual trainees who observe my current visits. So at this time the primary mentoring service I am offering is for people already providing some level of lactation care/support on their own (doulas, lactation counselors, etc.) I can be present and/or available virtually for that support and provide supervision and mentoring to allow students to use the hours they are already doing to progress along Pathway 3. If this describes your situation, you may be interested in LiquidGoldConcept’s program offering Pathway 3 mentorship, which I work with as well.
Figuring out how to become an IBCLC can be confusing! I help offer free webinars on the Pathways to IBCLC through my work with North Carolina State University, and have also written for their blog on how to become an IBCLC – start with this overview post.
If you’re considering or committed to doing Pathway 3, you may be looking for an IBCLC mentor. Generally, you are looking for someone local to you (here are some tips on how to find a local Pathway 3 mentor and reach out to potential mentors). I have provided Pathway 2 and 3 clinical supervision in the past, and with new IBLCE guidance on virtual mentorship, I am now offering remote Pathway 3 mentorship. I have many years of experience supervising and teaching students and developing a Pathway 3 program. I love helping “bring up” new IBCLCs who I know will give excellent care to the families they serve.
If you are someone who is providing lactation support to families already, but has not been able to find an IBCLC mentor who can supervise those hours towards Pathway 3, let’s talk!