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!