Any IBCLCs out there? Or anyone working their way towards becoming one?
Okay, so I've been reading A LOT about the whole process and I'm still kind of confused =(
I know I need to take the college courses and I'm working on getting enrolled at my local college. I'm debating if I should get my RN or not. I decided to go with Breastfeeding USA to get some volunteer/counseling hours and because I truly love helping moms and babies.
So here are my questions, what path did you take (I'm pretty sure I'm going to do Pathway 1)? Did you take your college courses before, after or during your process to becoming certified? Did you take any other lacation seminars/courses?
There are some upcoming lacation courses (Grow Our Own, Breastfeeding Summer Camp) and I'm wondering if they are courses I should take now or wait since it's going to take time to even complete my college courses and volunteer hours.
I don't know, I feel lost as to where to start and if I'm going about things in the right way. AHHHHHH!!!!
*Everyone with my employer in our city is being laid off (almost 1000 people) and I'd really like to take this opportunity to change career paths and do what I really want to do.