Healthy Children Project, Inc.’ Center for Breastfeeding just announced that there are now more than 20,000 individuals who are CLCs. By earning the certification, these CLCs have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential to helping women and have agreed to comply with The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice code of ethics.
Once certified, CLCs provide breastfeeding counselling and lactation management in a variety of settings, including:
- Maternity units in hospitals and birth centers
- Neonatal intensive care units and special care nurseries
- Outpatient lactation clinics
- WIC programs
- Visiting nurse programs
- Maternal and child health services at the state, county and local level
- Parenting centers, including military family support centers
- Physician and midwife offices
To learn about a course you can take to become a CLC, click here.
The Academy of Lactation Policy and Pracitce (ALPP) develops and administers the CLC, ALC, and ANLC examinations to assess knowledge and skills that underlie competent practice in lactation counseling. The development, administration and scoring of the exams promotes competency in lactation management, skills, and knowledge and thereby fulfills the mission of ALPP. Click here to learn about ALPP.
What is a CLC? You can download the trifold here.
If you are looking to find a CLC in your area, you can check here. If you are already a CLC, and don’t see yourself listed there, contact email@example.com or check the Academy’s Community of Practice to update your information.