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Any LC's or health professionals here?

Post by Mudcake » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:33 pm

I'm a registered nurse and about to start the BC training and working my way towards evernutally becoming a LC. Anyone else on here work with breastfeeding mothers in a professional capacity?
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Post by pseudo » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:38 pm

Not anymore but I have in the past. I worked with indigenous women during their pregnancies and post birth and breastfeeding support was a huge part of my job. I did complete the Australasian Lactation Course but didn't go on to sit the exam. It was invaluable to me and my work though. I loved that job and did it on and off for 10 years.
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Post by Mudcake » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:45 pm

pseudo wrote:Not anymore but I have in the past. I worked with indigenous women during their pregnancies and post birth and breastfeeding support was a huge part of my job. I did complete the Australasian Lactation Course but didn't go on to sit the exam. It was invaluable to me and my work though. I loved that job and did it on and off for 10 years.
Wow that sounds like an amazing job!
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Post by Andypandy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:25 pm

pseudo wrote:Not anymore but I have in the past. I worked with indigenous women during their pregnancies and post birth and breastfeeding support was a huge part of my job. I did complete the Australasian Lactation Course but didn't go on to sit the exam. It was invaluable to me and my work though. I loved that job and did it on and off for 10 years.
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Post by PellyintheWilderness » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:42 pm

Andypandy wrote:
pseudo wrote:Not anymore but I have in the past. I worked with indigenous women during their pregnancies and post birth and breastfeeding support was a huge part of my job. I did complete the Australasian Lactation Course but didn't go on to sit the exam. It was invaluable to me and my work though. I loved that job and did it on and off for 10 years.
My aunt runs that course!
So you're part of the Matriarchy, then :lol:
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Re: Any LC's or health professionals here?

Post by Mudcake » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:29 pm

I plan to do the course and sit the exam eventually. Going the BC route first though to get my prac hours up. I don't primarily work with breastfeeding mums but that's where I want to end up.
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Post by mooki » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:03 pm

Hi mudcake, I'm not but there are a lot in ABA, GPs, MCHN, midwives, IBCLCs, nurses etc. I hope you enjoy the BC course. I think having the skills used in our breastfeeding counselling course are fantastic and they are very beneficial for anyone working with mums.

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Post by A+D » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:45 pm

I'm planning on becoming an LC in the future, and one of my motivations in becoming a BC are gaining the hours towards that. I'm an allied health professional so will never get practical bf hours that way. I had other reasons for becoming a BC though, and am finding i'm getting more from it than I expected.
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Post by Nicwwjd » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:25 pm

I was just reading about how to become an LC today... I'm an allied health professional.... A+ D, what kind of pathway are you taking to get there? I had a passing thought today so decided to look into it whilst fresh on my mind! :)
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Post by Mudcake » Fri May 22, 2015 12:27 pm

I'm not sure on which pathway yet! I have just signed up to do the BC training though and I plan on doing further lactation study in the future as well.
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Post by JoM » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:45 pm

I'm also an allied health professional (well I was prior to having children) and considering becoming a LC. How are you progressing with this nicwwjd and A+D? I'm just trying to figure out if I can get all the practical hours needed through the ABA.

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Post by A+D » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:08 pm

I've been meaning to call the IBCLE, but haven't gotten to it amongst everything else. The website says something like 2 full years of ABA counselling face to face, 4 years if just doing phone counselling to be eligible to sit the exam, but it doesn't really specify what level of involvement you need to have in that time. Good luck with your investigations.
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