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Publication Date

June 1, 2018

Type
Topics




Fact Sheet

Enhancing Breastfeeding Support in WIC: The Case for Increasing the Number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

By National WIC Association

Having access to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) can greatly enhance the breastfeeding services provided by WIC and support mothers who experience complex breastfeeding needs. Yet, a recent report, “WIC Breastfeeding Policy Inventory Report,” showed that less than 40% of all state and local WIC agencies have an IBCLC on staff.


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Date Added
March 7, 2019

Citation
National WIC Association, Enhancing Breastfeeding Support in WIC: The Case for Increasing the Number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants; Available online: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws.upl/nwica.org/2018-wic-enhancing-breastfeeding-support-in-wic.pdf