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Hospital Lactation Consultant: Are You Sure You Want This Big Job

So many people say, “If I’m not a nurse, can I get a job in a hospital as a lactation consultant?” It’s possible. But are you asking the right question?

Join Marie and Paula Hanna, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, ICCE for a behind-the-scenes look at the roles and responsibilities of the international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in the hospital setting. How does your background color your perception of/or your abilities to do the job? Whether you’re already a nurse or if you have some other credential, maybe you feel confident you can provide top-notch direct care for premature infants as well as full-term infants. But likely as not, that accounts for only a fraction of your day. What else might you need to do in a typical day at the hospital—for either for inpatient or outpatient responsibilities? What are the toughest parts of the job? What are the most rewarding parts of the job? Marie and Paula will give you a true behind-the-scenes look at what the job is really like.

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