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Becoming a Lactation Consultant in Michigan – MI

Lactation consultant certification in Michigan is the ultimate goal of many who train for this career in this state. While it is not absolutely necessary to gain national certification in order to work as a lactation consultant within Michigan, gaining one’s certification opens up many more job opportunities for would-be lactation consultants. Many employers prefer that their lactation consultants are certified by the national certification board, the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Becoming certified will increase your chances of getting a lactation consultant position in Michigan over those of a candidate who is not certified.

The IBLCE exam is given once annually. A minimum of 45 hours but a recommended 80 to 150 hours of education in health, human lactation and breastfeeding is required, as well as 1000 hours clinical experience (which may be obtained through paid or volunteer employment) in order to be eligible to sit to take the exam. Some students choose to go for a nursing degree while fulfilling their quest for lactation consultant certification, as most of these courses are included in a nursing program. Training programs do not provide certification upon completion; however, they do prepare the candidate to sit for the IBLCE exam. Upon passing the exam, you will be given the status of IBCLC, or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

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