Thinking of becoming a Lactation Consultant
With my first child, I know for a fact the reason I didnt succeed was lack of info and I hyad absolutely no access to a LC
I was looking online and there are only about 26000 LCs in the world. Thats so sad to me. In comparison to the numbers of new mothers and children born in the world everyday- that number is strikingly low
I wanted to be a nurse for a while but for the past two months I have really thinking of becoming a LC.
Well I decided for sure thats what I am doing today
One thing that is holding me back from going to school is the time away from Abigail. The cost of daycare and Abby being so young is just too much. We make too much for assistance but too little to cover everything. Now the University of California San Diego offers the Lactation course online. Then I will have to go to Florida at the end for my final test! SO worth it and we will probably make it a family vacation.
Im calling the University tomorrow and finding out the costs and how financial aid works, student loans and things like that. Im so excited.
I dont need my nursing degree to work at the hospital here in our town. just the lactation license/certification. The starting pay is a bit lower but its fine with me. Im doing it because I want to. I feel like I could make suchy a difference and enable babies to get the best thing ever!
I am just so excited right now.