Looking for ways to promote the IBCLC® profession? ILCA has blog posts, infographics, and videos that you can share to help others learn about how IBCLCs transform world health.
Here are seven ways you can share materials on social media. Each share makes a difference! Together we can educate our communities about who IBCLCs are, what your care looks like, why skilled lactation care is important and where and how to access that care.
1: Why to seek the care of an IBCLC
This blog post on five reasons to ask for help from an IBCLC can be used anytime you need to educate people on when to seek support.
2. How to find an IBCLC that provides telehealth visits
While you are at it, add a virtual telehealth frame to your profile pic!
3. Share breastfeeding and chestfeeding tips
Over at Lactation Matters, find articles to share about common questions families may have about lactation. Each article ends by directing consumers to the Find A Lactation Consultant directory, where they can find skilled providers for support. Find the tips to share on social media below.
Combining Lactation and Employment Lactation Matters post.
Six Tips for Preparing to Breastfeed Lactation Matters post.
4. Educate about facilities that have received the IBCLC Care Award
The IBCLC Care Award recognizes maternity and community-based facilities worldwide that hire currently certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certificants.
5. Share why IBCLCs matter
Find posts like these on Facebook and Instagram that share the evidence about why your care matters.
6. Advocate for breastfeeding friendly policies
When we advocate for breastfeeding and chestfeeding friendly policies, we remove key barriers that our clients experience every day when trying to reach their lactation goals.
7. Let us know what you want to share
Have ideas for future blog posts, infographics, or videos you would like to see in 2021? Let us know in the comments.