Lisa Bland, BScN RN IBCLC is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. A graduate of Dalhousie University, Lisa began her nursing career in 2008 with a love for women’s and newborn health. Lisa became a Lactation Consultant in 2015, after years providing care and support to hundreds of nursing families in Nova Scotia. As a breastfeeding mother of two young babies herself, Lisa now begins to offer outpatient breastfeeding support. A specialist in infant feeding, breastfeeding science, and human lactation, Lisa’s professional focus is to facilitate a greater understanding of infant latch technique, while empowering breastfeeding and chestfeeding parents to find joy and success along their infant feeding journey.
What is a Lactation Consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC or LC) is the highest standard in lactation healthcare. The IBCLC designation is obtained through hundreds of hours of clinical experience and lactation-specific education, after which candidates must successfully pass comprehensive examinations administered by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Recertification is required at 5 year intervals.