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The IBCLC Day 2024

  • March 5, 2024

Celebrating IBCLC Day: Egyptian Lactation Consultants Association's Commitment to Raising Awareness and Empowering Healthcare Professionals

As the annual IBCLC Day approaches, the Egyptian Lactation Consultants Association (ELCA) is proud to celebrate the essential role of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) in supporting breastfeeding mothers and their infants. This special day recognizes the dedication and expertise of IBCLCs worldwide.

To commemorate IBCLC Day, ELCA is excited to announce a collaborative webinar scheduled for March 6th, 2025. In partnership with IBFAN and other national and international bodies, this webinar will provide a platform for knowledge sharing, discussions, and presentations on various topics related to breastfeeding. Renowned experts and speakers will delve into the latest research, advancements, and challenges in lactation support. This webinar aims to further strengthen the network of lactation professionals, healthcare providers, and stakeholders involved in promoting breastfeeding in Egypt.

Raising Awareness:

ELCA has been at the forefront of raising awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and the vital role of IBCLCs in supporting successful breastfeeding journeys. Through various initiatives, ELCA has engaged with healthcare professionals, mothers, families, and the wider community to promote breastfeeding as the optimal feeding choice for infants. By dispelling myths and providing evidence-based information, ELCA has empowered mothers to make informed decisions and seek the support they need.

Preparing Doctors for Certification:

ELCA recognizes the importance of equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to support breastfeeding effectively. With this goal in mind, ELCA has taken proactive steps to provide comprehensive training programs and workshops to prepare doctors for the IBCLC certification. These programs cover a wide range of topics, including lactation physiology, infant feeding practices, counseling techniques, and evidence-based practices. By supporting doctors in pursuing IBCLC certification, ELCA aims to increase the number of qualified lactation professionals in Egypt and improve the overall support available to breastfeeding families.

Post-Certification Activities:

ELCA’s commitment to supporting IBCLCs extends beyond certification. ELCA provides ongoing mentorship and professional development opportunities to ensure that IBCLCs stay updated with the latest research and best practices in lactation support. Regular meetings, conferences, and educational events are organized to facilitate networking and knowledge exchange among IBCLCs and other healthcare professionals. By fostering a supportive community, ELCA ensures that IBCLCs can continuously enhance their skills and provide optimal care to breastfeeding families.

As we celebrate IBCLC Day, the Egyptian Lactation Consultants Association proudly acknowledges the remarkable efforts of IBCLCs in supporting breastfeeding families. ELCA’s dedication to raising awareness, preparing doctors for IBCLC certification, and promoting ongoing professional development demonstrates its commitment to improving breastfeeding outcomes in Egypt. The upcoming webinar, in collaboration with IBFAN and other national and international bodies, promises to be a significant milestone in bringing together experts and stakeholders to further advance lactation support. ELCA remains steadfast in its mission to empower healthcare professionals and create a breastfeeding-friendly Egypt for the benefit of mothers, infants, and the entire community.