To IBCLC or to not IBCLC? That is the question

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I’ve been thinking a lot about becoming a Certified Lactation Consultant through the International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners versus working towards the goal of Certified Lactation Counselor. I got into a conversation with a friend of mine who is the one who really started me thinking about it. Actually, we talked plenty about the IBCLC […]

Becoming A Breastfeeding Counselor: Still Waiting. . .

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Last week on Wednesday I sent a short letter to Breastfeeding USA about becoming a breastfeeding counselor. It was an unusual letter, I’m sure, since I was asking about becoming a breastfeeding counselor in spite of the personal experience requirement of having and breastfeeding children. Well, I can only imagine the reasons I have yet to […]

Consultant Courses: Medical Terminology and Abbreviations = Done! + Winner

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I took the Medical Terminology and Abbreviations course online on Sunday. Go me! So  that means one general education course is completed! Yeah! The course is offered online by the University of North Carolina Center for Public Health and it’s free! I have to be honest that hearing all of the medical terms and the […]

Help Wanted. ISO More Black Certified Lactation Consultants

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donations accepted Below is a letter I recently sent to organizations as a fundraiser, explaining the significanct lack of and significant need for more Black Certified Lactation Consultants.  The cost of courses surprised me and after all calculations, turned out to be quite a bit more than I initially expected — and that was even […]

Racial diversity among lactation consultants

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Over a year ago when I was working with a group of Parish nurses for a Participatory Action Research (PAR) anthropology course, towards the end, the Reverend, a Chaplain, a white Chaplain, and director of the program and I began talking about the lack of People Of Color who joined the nursing program at the local community college. As […]