It would be difficult to think of a year when being an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) has been so challenging—or so important.
In 2021, birthing and lactating families all over the world have faced unprecedented hurdles as they’ve brought their babies into the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have needed the help of IBCLCs like never before, to navigate obstacles none of us could have imagined.
At the same time, IBCLCs have had to dive deeper into their own creativity to find ways to connect with and support families, amid lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing. And you have risen to the challenge, innovating, persevering, and caring like never before.
On 3 March 2021, we welcome your community to celebrate YOU by thanking IBCLCs.
We hope you will also take this opportunity to celebrate the IBCLCs that have made a difference in your life, through mentorship, community, or support.
Show your IBCLC pride! Starting now, use our IBCLC Day frame on your Facebook image to help build recognition for your profession.
Find the IBCLC Day frame here.
Find IBCLC Day images for you and your community to share here.
We have also welcomed code-compliant organizations that would like to provide special offers to IBCLCs for #happyIBCLCday to do so on our event page. Feel free to check out what they have shared with you here. We also hope that you will share with us what you are doing in your local community to celebrate!