IBCLC Care Award Program
Hospital-Based Facilities and now Community-Based Health Agencies that staff currently certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certificants can apply online to become a recognized IBCLC Care Award facility and be included in the IBCLC Care Directory. Is your workplace Hospital-Based or Community-Based? Click here!
The listing is valid for two (2) years and facilities and agencies must reapply before their expiration year to continue being listed in the directory. There is a $30 administrative fee to apply for the IBCLC Care Award.
If your facility is not designated as a Baby-Friendly® Hospital, we strongly encourage you to implement the evidence-based “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” and begin the process toward Baby-Friendly recognition. The International Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative (BFHI) remains the most prestigious recognition that a hospital can attain, leading to dramatic improvements in successful breastfeeding outcomes. For more information about BFHI, visit the UNICEF website at www.unicef.org. To read a nutrition article about BFHI on the UNICEF website, click here.