Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Anthro Doula, CLC!

I passed my CLC exam and competencies! YAY!

Now that myself and my colleagues have all passed, we have been entrusted to start up breastfeeding peer-support groups in our community. We are thinking of starting one at my university since it doesn't have one, and the needs of student moms might be different than other populations. Plus, it will be convenient!

It took nearly 8 weeks for my results to get to me, which was frustrating. I already had a doula client say, when I suggested she call an IBCLC, "Well you took that training right? Aren't you certified?" And I had to explain 1. That I was trained, yes, but couldn't call myself certified yet... and 2. Not at all the same as an IBCLC! And she said, "What is that - an IBCLC?" Which just goes to show that the lay person has no idea that there are different certifications for lactation assistants out there. 

As I mentioned in my post about my training, even though I felt like I already knew most of what was taught at the training, it does feel nice to know that others will BELIEVE ME when I say I know it! :)

Now I get to celebrate!!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I hope you are able to post updates about your peer support groups...what a neat project.

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  2. Hooray! Sounds like the training was just what you needed and helpful, so now on to the work of empowering women and their families. I wish you the best.

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  3. Congratulations, Emily!! I just received my CLE last week and am really excited about what the future of lactation education holds. I'm very excited for you!

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