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Pathway 2

Pathway 2 exam candidates must graduate from an academic program in human lactation and breastfeeding that includes 90 hours of lactation-specific education and clinical hours as part of the program curriculum. Graduation from such program must have occurred within the 5 years immediately preceding your application for the exam. Additional information on these programs can be found in the IBLCE's Candidate Information Guide. There are only a few colleges in the country that provide this education. If going back to college is not for you, try using Pathway 3.

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For specifics, always refer to the IBLCE Candidate Guide and other documents on their website,

Unsure? Attend one of our free webinars, Six Steps to Becoming a Lactation Consultant, or Pathway 3: How You can Qualify for the IBLCE Exam.

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