Cara Wolf, MSN, CNM has earned certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
WHAT IS AN IBCLC?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®). An IBCLC works in a wide variety of settings, providing leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research in the lactation field.
Did you know there are approximately 16,000 IBCLC’s in the United States….have you worked with any in the Triangle? The certification process isn’t easy. Applicants must successfully pass an exam. In order to be eligible to sit for this exam, applicants must complete advanced training in topics involving newborn growth and development, nutrition, breast anatomy and pathophysiology. They must also complete clinical hours in lactation support. The exam board (IBCLE) has to make sure lactation consultants are experts in all areas of lactation and exhibit clinical competence.
Cara and all the CNM’s at Regional Midwifery support breastfeeding [all] families. We offer lactation support visits and are always available for management of concerns or problems that may arise for mothers while breastfeeding.