Call for applications for the selection and preparation of candidates for the Lactation Consultant International License Exam, which will be held by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) in April 2021.
This course is designed by the internationally accredited body Lactation Education Resource and will be taught by experienced lactation consultants and maternal and child health experts.
Selection process consists of an entrance exam and interviews. The selected candidates will go through 90 hours of training by our experienced lactation consultants. After successfully completing the course, they will be enrolled for the license exam to be held in 2021. Candidates who pass the exam will receive the license to practice professionally as a certified Lactation Consultant.
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2020
October 2020 to March 2021
2-hour weekly classes (Online via Zoom)
Fully funded by the University Research Council (URC)
Note: Only 7 candidates will be selected for the course based on merit.
- Qualification: BScN, RN, BScM, or RM.
- Work experience at AKUH: Minimum 5 years in Ob/Gyn wards, clinics, labour room or NICU.
- Clinical experience in lactation specific services: Minimum 1,000 hours of clinical practice within 5 years prior to applying for the IBCLC examination. Clinical practice must have been obtained in a lactation-specific area.
- Contract: Willing to sign a 1-year contract with AKUH.
Assistant Professor, AKU-SONAM
Lactation Consultant, AKUH
Chief Operations Officer, Catco Kids
Co-PI, URC-funded Lactation Research Grant, AKU
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University
and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical College, AKU
What is a Lactation Consultant?
International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are healthcare professionals having expertise in the clinical management of breastfeeding gained through academic and on job training under the clinical supervision to address breastfeeding problems. IBCLCs also educate and provide support to women, their families and healthcare providers in improving the breastfeeding experiences of new mothers. They are trained to assist antenatal and postnatal mothers in breastfeeding counseling, initiating exclusive and optimum breastfeeding and resolve any breastfeeding problems that mothers may have.