1.25 L-CERPs + 1.25 CEUs

Working with Pathway 3 Interns in Private Practice

LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC and Allison Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, Postpartum Doula
Course description
Join two of the founders of a NYC-based IBCLC mentoring organization, the Lactation Learning Collective, for an in-depth look at the why’s and how’s of mentoring the next generation of IBCLCs. Learn about IBLCE’s requirements and how to smooth the process and make it fulfilling for both mentees and yourself. Don’t be shy! You can be a mentor that our profession so truly needs.  
Meet the Instructor

LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC

LaShanda Dandrich is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC and co- founder of the worker owner Cooperative, Uptown Village Cooperative. After the birth of her daughter in 2009, her passion for breastfeeding and supporting mothers and families in the postpartum period blossomed. She became a trained postpartum doula while pursuing her IBCLC credential. She has supported families of all diverse, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds throughout NYC. She resides in Harlem with her 10 year old daughter..
Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the Instructor

Allison Walsh,
IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, Postpartum Doula

Allison Walsh IBCLC LCCE FACCE is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2006), Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (2000), and and doula (2000) in private practice in New York City. She is one of the three founders of the Lactation Learning Collective, which offers education and support to those on the pathway toward certification as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants along with families in need of lactation support. She trains childbirth educators as a Co-Director of the NYC Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program and is a past president of Lamaze International and current member of Lamaze’s Certification Council. Allison has represented Lamaze International as a delegate to the United States Breastfeeding Committee since 2004, and has served in various leadership and committee roles.  

Allison is a member of the New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council, the New York Lactation Consultant Association, and an active La Leche League Leader. She co-chaired the Save the Birthing Center Committee which was a group of professionals, advocates and consumers who fought valiantly but unsuccessfully to stop the closure of the Mount Sinai West (formerly Roosevelt) Birthing Center in New York City.  

Prior to the birth of her first child, Allison was a political consultant and community organizer. Skills from that “past life” are useful in all aspects of her work in the birth world. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and mother of three formerly breastfed children. Allison thinks that babies are the most interesting of all people and never underestimates the power of a good cup of tea, fresh air, and fresh bed linen. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

I'd never considered having a mentee but I feel like I have a better understanding of the relationship now.

Rita Bixby, RN IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
Understanding the logistics of incorporating interns into a lactation private practice.


Explore the importance of providing mentorship as an IBCLC. This section will explore the benefits to: growing the profession in numbers and diversity, the individuals serving as mentors, and those who are mentees.


Understand the mentorship process. IBLCE’s requirements for Pathway 3 mentorship will be explained. 


Participants will learn how to create a multi-faceted and individualized experience for mentees, while also addressing how to incorporate mentorship into their private practice.
IBLCE Content Outline
V. 6 Identifying support networks
VII. A. 7 Communications Technology
VII. B. 4 Documentation
VII. B. 6 Educating Professionals, Peers and Students
VII. C. 3 Code of Professional Conduct (CPC)
VII. C. 4 Principles of Confidentiality
VII. D. 3 Use research to help develop policies and protocols

Course Lessons

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