Key to Credentials


CLC

Certified Lactation Counselor

CLE

Certified Lactation Educator

CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

ICCE-ICEA

Certified Childbirth Educator

IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

FAAN

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

LE

Lactation Educator

LEC

Lactation Educator Counselor

LLL

La Leche League

MPA

Master of Public Administration

MS

Master of Science

MSN

Master of Science in Nursing

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PHN

Public Health Nurse

RD

Registered Dietitian

RN

Registered Nurse

RNC

RN that has taken a certification exam for a specialty

Certified Lactation Educators (CLE), Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC), Lactation Educator Counselor (LEC), and Lactation Educators (LE) have successfully completed a one week course and required homework.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) have passed a certification exam (international), have met requirements for education and experience in lactation and have continuing education requirements.