Which pathway is right for me?

Birthingway’s Lactation Consultation Program is undergoing significant changes and is not in an active application cycle. Please reference this section of our website for historical information only, as it will be updated soon. To receive notice when applications are available, please fill out this form

As you consider Lactation Consultation as a profession, it is important to know which pathway you should take to sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners certification examination:

Pathway 1 is intended for individuals who are recognized healthcare professionals and/or recognized Mother Support Counselors.

Pathway 2 is intended for graduates of recognized academic programs, including Birthingway’s Associate of Science in Lactation Consultation Program.

Pathway 3 is intended for candidates who have completed a mentored apprenticeship.

*Birthingway does not offer online courses at this time.*

This is a short video produced by IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners) describing the different pathways.