IBLCE®, or the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®, is the independent international certification body conferring the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) credential.
ILCA®, or the International Lactation Consultant Association®, is the independent professional association for health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families.
Please carefully review the Hospital Application Checklist and Frequently Asked Questions:
IBCLC Care Award prior to beginning the online application.
Each hospital-based facility must meet the following criteria:
The facility must have one or more lactation support positions with IBCLC as the required credential and a dedicated lactation program available at least 5 days a week.
A lactation specific project started between January 2016 and January 2018
that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding and the IBCLC credential. Include project description and documentation.
a. Project examples:
Establishment of a lactation consultant service, setting up a lactation consultant warm line, establishment of a breastfeeding support group, establishment of inpatient skin-to-skin care, etc.
b. Project documentation should include:
(a) description of the project; (b) goal of the project; (c) any outcomes of the project (if available), and; (d) evidence of the project, (i.e., brochures, newsletters, flyers, etc.) as one (1) file. **File size limit: 25MB**
Documentation of breastfeeding training/updates between January 2016 and January 2018
for nursing, medical, and other health professional staff who care for new families and which is separate from the breastfeeding project. All education/trainings need to be provided by those free of commercial influence to prevent a conflict of interest.
a. Training/updates documentation should include:
(a) objectives and (b) content outline,as one (1) file. **File size limit: 25MB**
ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON YOUR INITIAL SUBMISSION.
Please note: You cannot save your application and return later. If you do not complete the required form with payment, your application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for review.