Pathway 3 is best for exam candidates with no clinical lactation experience or that are not a licensed health professional or mother-support counselor, as defined by the IBLCE.
- Use the Pathway 3 Plan Guide to submit your Pathway 3 Plan to the IBLCE.
- Health Sciences Education: You will need the college courses and continuing education courses
- Lactation Education: You'll need 90 hours of lactation-specific education
- Clinical Experience: You will need 500 hours of lactation-specific clinical experience, directly supervised by your mentor. You cannot begin to accrue clinical hours until your Pathway 3 Plan is approved. You will also need to complete an unspecified number of hours observing your mentor before you can begin to work under her supervision. Only your mentor can determine when your observation hours are complete.
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