Our intern program is an intensive 18 month program, designed to prepare interns to take the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners exam to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. The program is broken into three stages. This enables interns to gain knowledge and skills gradually. Once interns have reached a certain level, they will start seeing clients in our low cost lactation clinic. They will run the sessions, while Dr. Hazelbaker supervises. When the intern reaches a certain level of mastery, they will move on to indirectly supervised sessions, where they run the sessions without a mentor present and will discuss the sessions with the mentor afterwards.
Our program is at least 1,000 hours of lactation specific clinical practice. We require that interns complete their 90 hours of lactation specific education through Lactation Education Resources. Dr. Hazelbaker lectures on topics that are not covered in the lactation specific education, but are integral to the education and skill set of the interns.
The cost for the program is $6,000. It can be broken into payments, which can be discussed during the interview process.
If you are interested in becoming an intern at the Hazelbaker Lactation Institute, please call (614) 326-3504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.